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Wilderness Society

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Wilderness Society is a energy conservation organization based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1937. As of 2018 they had $42 million in revenue and $70 million in assets.

To protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. We contribute to better protection, stewardship and restoration of our public lands, preserving our rich natural legacy for current and future generations.

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Program areas at Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society is focused on protecting our wild public lands in large, connected landscapes. Millions of acres of wildlands remain at risk across The u.s., and vast tracts of vulnerable Wilderness on our federal lands give our work a strong urgency. The Wilderness Society brings all of our advocacy, government relations and scientific resources to bear to ensure that america's wild public lands are protected in The face of development, fragmentation and climate change. The pressure to drill, mine or log in these places will only grow in The years ahead. Working from 14 offices in every corner of The nation, we partner with local organizations to forge strong, diverse coalitions to protect public lands. We also devote considerable resources to defending The nation's bedrock conservation laws that have come under attack from The administration, congress, and state legislatures. Some policy makers in Washington have prioritized resource extraction on ...

The Wilderness Society is committed to helping all americans, especially those in urban areas, enjoy and be engaged with america's great outdoors and The wild public lands we share in common. We have multiple programs and campaigns focused on inspiring more americans to care for our wild places, including urban green spaces, wildlands, and corridors that connect them. We build meaningful coalitions that advocate for more outdoor recreation opportunities, hands-on education, and better access to our treasured wild places for those living in urban centers.

The Wilderness Society works to guide energy development to The right places and to ensure that public lands contribute to climate solutions. We bring The highest level of expertise, research, and scrutiny to leasing practices to move energy development away from lands that should be preserved for their conservation, clean water, and recreation values. We identify and act to protect lands that are too wild to develop, like The arctic national wildlife refuge in Alaska. We promote responsibly sited renewable energy projects and develop strategies to manage and reduce carbon emissions associated with development of federal energy resources, which are currently equivalent to 20 percent of all u.s. Emissions. See httpswwwwildernessorgkeyissuesene...

Form 990s for Wilderness Society

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-09Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-09May 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Jul 27, 2017990View PDF
2015-09Jul 22, 2016990View PDF
2014-09May 14, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Wilderness Society

Total grants, contributions, etc.$40,748,496
Program services$180,148
Investment income and dividends$1,000,723
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$89,239
Net rental income$464,981
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$263,470
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$90,626
Total revenues$42,837,683

Vendors for Wilderness Society

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Johnson Lambert LLPTax accounting; Audit accounting2019-12-31
███ ████████ █████Investment management; Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.), Trustee (directed), Investment advisory (participants), Participant loan processing; Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.), Custodial (securities), Investment advisory (participants), Participant loan processing$21,7552019-12-31
██████ ██ █████ ████ █████████ ███████Insurance2019-12-31
████████ ████████ ████ █████████ ███████Insurance2019-12-31
█████ ███████████ ████Insurance2019-12-31
███ ██████████ ████Insurance agent or broker$2772019-12-31
████████████ ████████Investment advisory (plan)$17,7892019-12-31
██████████ █████████ ███Insurance agent or broker$4092019-12-31
...and 13 more vendors

Personnel at Wilderness Society

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Thomas F TepperVice President of Finance / Vice President Finance and Administration$168,584May 13, 2019
Katharine L ThomasVice President Communications and Marketing$192,871Sept. 30, 2018
██████ ███████Vice President Philanthropy$204,513Sept. 30, 2018
██████ ███Vice President and General Counsel-Jan. 24, 2018
███████ ███Vice President and General Council$165,370Sept. 30, 2018
█████ ████████President$351,617Sept. 30, 2018
████ ███████Senior Director of Marketing-Jan. 24, 2018
████████ █ ██████Senior Director , Digital Strategy$131,312Sept. 30, 2018
█████ ██████Digital Director / Deputy Director of Content Development-May 20, 2020
█████ ███Senior National Campaigns Director / Senior Director of Philanthropy$148,662July 17, 2019
...and 18 more key personnel

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8U S Green Building Council (USGBC)501(c)(3)$39 millionWashington, DC
9Center for American Progress (CAP)501(c)(3)$44 millionWashington, DC
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15New Jersey Conservation Foundation501(c)(3)$14 millionFar Hills, NJ
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19National Geographic Society (NGS)501(c)(3)$130 millionWashington, DC
20American Rivers501(c)(3)$23 millionWashington, DC
21American Farmland Trust (AFT)501(c)(3)$15 millionWashington, DC
22National Parks Conservation Association501(c)(3)$42 millionWashington, DC
23Food and Water Watch501(c)(3)$17 millionWashington, DC
24The Trustees of Reservations501(c)(3)$36 millionBoston, MA
25Western Rivers Conservancy501(c)(3)$13 millionPortland, OR