The Wilderness Society

@wildernesssociety

Lawmakers are working to privatize American wildlands. Once sold, they’re gone forever.#OurWild Charlottesville Statement: https://goo.gl/epfDyk

http://ourwild.wilderness.org/

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"If we lose wilderness, we lose forever the knowledge of what the world was." -Harvey Broome. Photo from @berit_lynn (PC: @randalf) via #OurWild.

"If we lose wilderness, we lose forever the knowledge of what the world was." -Harvey Broome. Photo from @berit_lynn (PC: @randalf) via #OurWild.

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Winding trails in Maine's Acadia National Park. Photo by @ericreed9 via #OurWild.

Winding trails in Maine's Acadia National Park. Photo by @ericreed9 via #OurWild.

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"Wildness is not just the 'preservation of the world,' it is the world." -Gary Snyder. Photo by @hipchkk via #OurWild.

"Wildness is not just the 'preservation of the world,' it is the world." -Gary Snyder. Photo by @hipchkk via #OurWild.

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Full statement link in profile. #charlottesville #heatherheyer

Full statement link in profile. #charlottesville #heatherheyer

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At The Wilderness Society

“There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness..." -Theodore Roosevelt. Photo by @andrejsg via #OurWild.

“There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness..." -Theodore Roosevelt. Photo by @andrejsg via #OurWild.

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A young caribou in Alaska's Denali National Park. Photo by @mountainexplorer via #OurWild.

A young caribou in Alaska's Denali National Park. Photo by @mountainexplorer via #OurWild.

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Admiring Northern California's McCloud Falls. Photo by @nickmillward_ via #OurWild.

Admiring Northern California's McCloud Falls. Photo by @nickmillward_ via #OurWild.

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A walk through the woods on the PCT. Photo by @inthewildland via #OurWild.

A walk through the woods on the PCT. Photo by @inthewildland via #OurWild.

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"Look deeper into nature and you will understand everything better" - Albert Einstein. Photo by @delaneyforgette via #OurWild.

"Look deeper into nature and you will understand everything better" - Albert Einstein. Photo by @delaneyforgette via #OurWild.

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It's almost the weekend! Where will your adventures take you? Photo by @megberryy via #OurWild.

It's almost the weekend! Where will your adventures take you? Photo by @megberryy via #OurWild.

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"In short, all good things are wild and free." -Henry David Thoreau. Photo by @brownpeoplecamping via #OurWild.

"In short, all good things are wild and free." -Henry David Thoreau. Photo by @brownpeoplecamping via #OurWild.

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Taking in the views of Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Photo by @nord.kin via #OurWild.

Taking in the views of Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Photo by @nord.kin via #OurWild.

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"The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life." Photo by @kaysekage via #OurWild.

"The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life." Photo by @kaysekage via #OurWild.

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Taking in the views at Badlands National Park. Photo by @ambpitch via #OurWild.

Taking in the views at Badlands National Park. Photo by @ambpitch via #OurWild.

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What better way to round out a long day of hiking than to kick back and take in the views? Photo by @flowerpowernow via #OurWild.

What better way to round out a long day of hiking than to kick back and take in the views? Photo by @flowerpowernow via #OurWild.

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“The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity… that’s all there is." -Gaylord Nelson. Photo by @joshmettenphoto via #OurWild.

“The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity… that’s all there is." -Gaylord Nelson. Photo by @joshmettenphoto via #OurWild.

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Congrats to @citykidswildernessproject climbers for their recent summit of the Grand Teton! Anyone else out there have mountain adventures planned this weekend?

Congrats to @citykidswildernessproject climbers for their recent summit of the Grand Teton! Anyone else out there have mountain adventures planned this weekend?

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Aerial view of the Baird Mountains in Alaska's Brooks Range. Photo by @david_w_shaw via #OurWild.

Aerial view of the Baird Mountains in Alaska's Brooks Range. Photo by @david_w_shaw via #OurWild.

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Taking in the views from the Pacific Crest Trail. Photo by @j_helmkamp via #OurWild.

Taking in the views from the Pacific Crest Trail. Photo by @j_helmkamp via #OurWild.

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Kickin' back on New Hampshire's Mount Osceola. Photo by @kmgong via #OurWild.

Kickin' back on New Hampshire's Mount Osceola. Photo by @kmgong via #OurWild.

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Patterns of Great Sand Dunes National Park. Photo by @rylander_west via #OurWild

Patterns of Great Sand Dunes National Park. Photo by @rylander_west via #OurWild

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Colony Glacier in Alaska's Chugach Mountains. Photo by @danbaileyphoto via #OurWild.

Colony Glacier in Alaska's Chugach Mountains. Photo by @danbaileyphoto via #OurWild.

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⛰🐐. Photo by @jordankimmons via #OurWild

⛰🐐. Photo by @jordankimmons via #OurWild

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"The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom." -Theodore Roosevelt. Photo from @marpollardo (PC: @allisonhagaman) via #OurWild.

"The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom." -Theodore Roosevelt. Photo from @marpollardo (PC: @allisonhagaman) via #OurWild.

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Summer hikes in Glacier National Park. Photo by @marc_obrien via #OurWild.

Summer hikes in Glacier National Park. Photo by @marc_obrien via #OurWild.

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"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty." -John Ruskin. Photo by @mjwarnick via #OurWild.

"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty." -John Ruskin. Photo by @mjwarnick via #OurWild.

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"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." -John Muir. Photo by @tattedbarbiegurl via #OurWild.

"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." -John Muir. Photo by @tattedbarbiegurl via #OurWild.

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Visions of the past in Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Photo by @nature_mike_photography via #OurWild.

Visions of the past in Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Photo by @nature_mike_photography via #OurWild.

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Mount Saint Hellens rising above the clouds. Photo by @happyjoecappy via #OurWild.

Mount Saint Hellens rising above the clouds. Photo by @happyjoecappy via #OurWild.

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"What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it." -Isaac Bashevis Singer. Photo by @kristenmohror via #OurWild.

"What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it." -Isaac Bashevis Singer. Photo by @kristenmohror via #OurWild.

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Layered landscapes in the Appalachian Mountains. Photo by @maddymarq via #OurWild.

Layered landscapes in the Appalachian Mountains. Photo by @maddymarq via #OurWild.

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Paddling in the Northern Rockies 🚣 Photo by @emilyhallemily via #OurWild.

Paddling in the Northern Rockies 🚣 Photo by @emilyhallemily via #OurWild.

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Alpine scrambling in Washington's Goat Rocks Wilderness. Photo by @ross.eckert via #OurWild.

Alpine scrambling in Washington's Goat Rocks Wilderness. Photo by @ross.eckert via #OurWild.

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