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Celebrating National Wilderness Month

As well as being National Honey Month, September is also National Wilderness Month. Yes, this month isn't only dedicated to the sweet treat of honey, it's also dedicated to honoring and preserving the wilderness areas that provide us with breathtaking landscapes, unparalleled recreational opportunities, not to mention numerous ecological benefits. Care to join us in celebrating National Wilderness Month?

Lake Tahoe wilderness

The Importance of Wilderness Areas

Here are some of the key reasons why we must celebrate and protect these precious landscapes:

Biodiversity Conservation

Wilderness areas serve as critical habitats for a wide range of plant and animal species, including endangered and keystone species. They support healthy ecosystems that benefit us all.

Help to Maintain Clean Air and Water

Wilderness areas act as natural filters, helping to maintain the quality of our air and water. They absorb carbon dioxide, reduce air pollution, and protect watersheds, ensuring that we have access to clean drinking water and fresh air.

Places for Recreation and Wellbeing

These wild places offer endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, including hiking, camping, and wildlife watching. Spending time in the wilderness is not only good for our physical health but also for our mental well-being.

Scientific Research

Wilderness areas are invaluable for scientists to be able to study natural processes, research biodiversity, and monitor the effects of climate change. The knowledge gained from these areas helps us make informed decisions about environmental conservation.

Cultural and Historical Significance

Many wilderness areas hold cultural and historical significance for indigenous communities and all Americans. They provide a connection to our heritage and an opportunity to learn about the land's rich history.

Wearing nature apparel at Lake Tahoe

    Celebrating National Wilderness Month

    There are many ways to celebrate National Wilderness Month and contribute to the preservation of these wild places:

    Explore a Wilderness Area

    Take the opportunity to visit a wilderness area near you. Whether it's a national park, national forest, or a local nature reserve, spending time in these areas can be a deeply rewarding experience.

    When visiting wilderness areas, always remember to leave no trace to minimize your impact on the environment and to keep these areas as you found them.

    Try a New Outdoor Experience

    Fancy trying something new this National Wilderness Month? There are plenty of activities you can take part in that perhaps you haven't tried before, from rafting and kayaking to climbing and GPS scavenger hunts - you never know, you might find your new favorite outdoors activity.

    Learn and Advocate

    Now's the perfect time to educate yourself and others about the importance of wilderness areas and the threats they face. Advocate for policies that protect these areas from development and degradation. 

    Support Conservation Organizations

    Consider donating to or volunteering with organizations dedicated to wilderness preservation. At BeCause Tees, we're proud to support environmental nonprofits that help to preserve wilderness areas, such as the National Forest Foundation


      National Wilderness Month is a time to celebrate the beauty and significance of our wilderness areas while recognizing the need for their protection. So, this September, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of the wilderness and join the movement to protect these invaluable treasures. All orders placed at BeCause Tees fund the planting of trees and donate to environmental nonprofits - shop nature apparel today, including our Protect the Planet Collection.

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