Robert Redford Shares His Wilderness Story

The Wilderness Society is the leading American conservation organization working to protect our nation’s shared wildlands. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Wilderness Act, the organization launched the #WeAreTheWild Campaign, which shares a myriad of stories from public icons, celebrities and athletes about the wild places that are the most significant to them.

This month, Oscar-Winning actor, director, philanthropist and environmentalist Robert Redford contributes his own life-changing story of America’s wilderness as he remembers the awe that overtook him on the first day that he set eyes on Yosemite National Park. In Redford’s own words:

The first time I got really inspired by nature was when I went into Yosemite National park when I was about 11 years old. When I saw the park I thought, “Woah. This is the way it should be. This is a sculptured paradise.”

Take a few moments today to listen to Redford, and join him in helping to protect the wild or share your own story of the wild that’s moved you most powerfully in your life. Whether it’s you, me or Robert Redford himself, #WeAreTheWild.