America's Wild Legacy: A Sierra Club Report
All across America, communities are working to protect our public lands from threats like oil and gas drilling, unchecked development, irresponsible recreation, logging, and global warming. In order to save what remains of our nation's wild legacy, the Sierra Club has launched a campaign to protect fifty-two of our most exceptional places--one in every state, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia--over the next ten years. Our new report, America's Wild Legacy, highlights these fifty-two special lands and our efforts to protect them. From the fragile caribou habitat of Alaska's Teshekpuk Lake to the wild forests surrounding Oregon's Mt. Hood, the Sierra Club is working with local communities to protect our last remaining wild lands for future generations.
Preserving our outdoor heritage won't be easy. Extractive industries and powerful, well-financed special interests have their own designs on these national treasures. Fortunately, more than a century of fighting to protect our land, air, water and wildlife has taught us many lessons in how we can resist these threats. But we must act now to protect our last remaining wild places, because once they're gone, they can't be replaced.