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Feb 24, 2014, 21:00 ET
View from meadow on WLT's newly acquired property in Ventana Wilderness, California. (PRNewsFoto/The Wilderness Land Trust)

The Wilderness Land Trust protects 29 acres of private land in California's treasured Ventana Wilderness

 The Wilderness Land Trust just completed purchase of a 29-acre private property surrounded by the Ventana Wilderness in Central California....

Feb 12, 2014, 19:26 ET
East Fork High Rock Canyon Wilderness.  (PRNewsFoto/The Wilderness Land Trust)

The Wilderness Land Trust and Bureau of Land Management Celebrate First Nevada Project

There aren't many open landscapes left in the West where you can pretend to be an Oregon settler or California gold seeker, but the East Fork...

Dec 19, 2013, 22:40 ET
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The Wilderness Land Trust Protects 1,257 acres and Creates Recreational Access in California's Castle Crags Wilderness

Land deal protects key bald eagle and trout habitat along Little Castle Creek  A unique alliance between a land trust, three timber...

Nov 26, 2013, 17:35 ET
Photo of newly acquired property and its view of the Pacific Ocean in the Ventana Wilderness.  (PRNewsFoto/The Wilderness Land Trust)

The Wilderness Land Trust Protects 160 acres and trail access in California's Ventana Wilderness--Purchase Protects the Home Range of the Endangered California Condor

 The Wilderness Land Trust transferred to the Los Padres National Forest and permanently protected a 160-acre private property located on a...

Nov 05, 2013, 19:05 ET
Middle Fork of the Cascade River with Mix Up Peak in the Background. Purchased claims are in upper left of picture.  (PRNewsFoto/The Wilderness Land Trust)

The Wilderness Land Trust purchases 100 acres to protect Washington's Glacier Peak Wilderness forever

To the intrepid hiker traversing between Cascade Peak and Mix Up peak in Washington's Glacier Peak Wilderness Area, the scenery looks natural and...

Nov 01, 2013, 17:00 ET
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Tenacious land trust overcomes wildfire destruction to complete the 2006 addition to Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness

In a long-anticipated finale to a 10-year saga, the Wilderness Land Trust has just completed the transfer of the last 640-acre private inholding...

Aug 29, 2013, 17:35 ET
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Idaho's Hells Canyon Wilderness no longer threatened by development

 The Wilderness Land Trust just purchased the last privately owned parcel in Idaho's Hells Canyon Wilderness, the 13-acre Bald Eagle Lode,...

Jul 01, 2013, 14:48 ET
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The Wilderness Land Trust protects 413-acre Murphy Creek parcel in Nevada's Ruby Mountain Wilderness Area

 The 33-mile long Ruby Crest National Recreational trail, which leads through the heart of the Ruby Mountain Wilderness and its high alpine...

Jan 29, 2013, 15:58 ET

The Wilderness Land Trust Protects 280 acres in and adjacent to the Jarbidge Wilderness Area in northern Nevada

Jarbidge translates into "monster that lurks in the canyon" in the Shoshone language.  While hikers in the Jarbidge Wilderness may not...

Jan 17, 2013, 12:25 ET

The Wilderness Land Trust Protects 160 acres in California's Ventana Wilderness

Purchase Protects the Home Range of the Endangered California Condor The Wilderness Land Trust recently purchased a 160-acre private property...

Nov 20, 2012, 14:00 ET

The Wilderness Land Trust Protects 520 acres in California's South Fork Eel River Wilderness, Purchase Protects Endangered Native Plants & Fish and Provides Future Public Access

 The newly protected 520 acres completing the South Fork Eel River Wilderness are perched near the summit of Red Mountain. The Red Mountain and...

Oct 23, 2012, 15:00 ET

The Wilderness Land Trust Protects 160 acres in California's Mokelumne Wilderness

Purchase Protects Public Access to Thornburg Canyon Trail and the Headwaters of Carson River  The Thornburg Canyon Trail travels over...

Oct 11, 2012, 06:00 ET

Wilderness Land Trust Protects 640 acres in California's San Gorgonio Wilderness. Addition to Wilderness Provides Critical Linkage in Proposed Sand to Snow National Monument

A proposal to designate the Sand to Snow National Monument encompasses some of the most scenic lands and diverse ecosystems in...

Sep 19, 2012, 17:00 ET

Senator Mark Udall Honored With Guardian of Wilderness Award

  The Wilderness Land Trust has named Senator Mark Udall the recipient of the Jessica Catto Guardian of Wilderness Award for...

Sep 18, 2012, 06:00 ET

Little Echo Lake Acquisition Protects James Peak Wilderness

Little Echo Lake, one of the most spectacular high alpine lakes in Colorado, is now owned by the public.  So is the trail across it that is...

Aug 08, 2012, 08:00 ET

The Wilderness Land Trust Completes Colorado's Mount Massive Wilderness

 The Wilderness Land Trust has ensured protection for one of Colorado's most spectacular federal wilderness areas with the acquisition of a...

Jun 19, 2012, 15:00 ET

The Wilderness Land Trust Acquires 160 acres in California's Mokelumne Wilderness

Purchase Protects Public Access to Thornburg Canyon Trail and the Headwaters of Carson River The Thornburg Canyon Trail travels over eight...

Nov 01, 2011, 06:30 ET

Death Valley Wilderness Protected by Creative Corporate Merger

The Wilderness Land Trust recently completed a complex corporate merger resulting in the donation of a 2,450-acre property in the Death Valley...

Aug 09, 2011, 07:10 ET

Bureau of Land Management and Wilderness Land Trust Purchase and Protect 40 Acre Private Inholding in the King Range "Lost Coast" Wilderness Area

A partnership of The Wilderness Land Trust and the United States Bureau of Land Management recently resulted in the acquisition and protection of a...