Wildlands Philanthropy

Many of the world’s great natural parks and wildlife sanctuaries owe their protection at least in part to the generosity of people – who use their own resources to secure wildlife habitat – ranging from school children collecting pennies for Great Smoky Mountains and Big Bend National Parks to Rockefellers and Mellons and Tomkins’s donating millions for land conservation.

Long ago, editors at Wild Earth coined the term ‘wildlands philanthropy’ and helped promote this vital land-saving tool.  

We redouble our commitment to wildlands philanthropy in Rewilding Earth, and offer space to the land trusts and individuals purchasing and keeping lands Forever Wild.

We recognize that many conservation deals convey only partial protection to the land.  So called “working forest” and “working ranch” deals have their place and are sometimes the best available option, but we will generally reserve our space for the deals that strive to give full, wilderness-level protection to lands and waters.

Episode 45: Shelby Perry on Wildlands Philanthropy In The Northeastern United States
About Shelby Perry is the Stewardship Director at Northeast Wilderness Trust, whose mission is to conserve forever-wild landscapes for nature[...]
Rio Mora Seasons 
By Brian Miller Introduction Phenology is the study of patterns in nature that repeat themselves periodically through seasons.  For example,[...]
Episode 34: Kenyon Fields – Western Landowners Alliance
About Kenyon Fields Kenyon Fields is one of the main founders of the Western Landowners Alliance. His background is in[...]
Eagle Mountain Success – A century-old tradition continues in New York’s Adirondack Park to solve the ecological crises of today and give us hope.
By Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director, Northeast Wilderness Trust OLD FOREST With the slap of her tail, the beaver formally welcomed[...]
Episode 33: Jason Mark On Patagonia’s 9 Million Acre Gift
About Jason Jason Mark is the editor of Sierra and the author of Satellites in the High Country: Searching for[...]
Rewilding Patagonia
From a recent article by Jason Mark for Sierra Club on the Rewilding of Patagonia. Read the full article here.[...]

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