National Wilderness Institute

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The National Wilderness Institute (NWI) is a part of the anti-environmental "Wise Use" movement. It works to challenge the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and undermine other wilderness protections.

NWI activities have included a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The lawsuit is ostensibly aimed at stopping the EPA from building the proposed Woodrow Wilson bridge in Washington, DC, which NWI says might interfere with eagle habitat. The real purpose of the lawsuit, however, is to stir up anti-ESA sentiment by charging that endangered species laws are only being selectively enforced in rural areas of Western states.[1]


Advisory Board

The NWI advisory board includes:

Contact Information

National Wilderness Institute
P.O. Box 25766
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (703) 836-7404
Fax: (703) 836-7405
Email: nwi AT

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