Our public lands are something to celebrate everyday. Why? They are one of America’s greatest assets: our abundance of wild places. We’ve put together a list of ways you can engage with and help protect public lands—365 days a year.

Help us pull barbed wire fencing on BLM lands at Sutey Ranch as part of our restoration project series. Left over from when the property was used for ranching, these fences prevent wildlife from moving freely and we’ll help to restore this critical piece of wildlife habitat. Register here.

Join us for a hike, restoration project or lecture. We head into the wilderness throughout the summer to learn about wild places that are threatened by various interests, including development and extractive industries, on a series of hikes led by field experts. Other weekends we work on restoration projects, partnering with organizations throughout the valley. In the winter, we host lectures that delve into similar pressing issues and offer take-action solutions. Get involved and join us for these opportunities—and many more—to protect your public lands.

Become an activist. Write a letter to your state representatives or take action on an issue that we’re currently working on by visiting our Take Action page.

Pledge your support for the 30 by 30 Initiative, a worldwide campaign that calls for conserving 30% of the planet’s lands and waters by 2030, in order to reverse the effects of climate change globally.

Verify your voter registration and then encourage a friend or family member to do the same. Plan for the upcoming election and make sure to vote in favor of public lands.

Visit your favorite trail or try something new. Whether it’s a hike, birdwatching, mountain biking or a horseback ride, spending time in nature can actually reduce stress, anxiety and depression. The best way to appreciate our public lands is to spend more time in them!

❱ Show your love for public lands on social.  Download the “I HEART Public Lands” graphic below and share it on your favorite social media platforms.

Thompson Divide by Jon Mullen Photography