Virginia "Ginny" Hill Wood (October 24, 1917 – March 8, 2013) was an American environmental activist and a pioneer in the Alaskan conservation movement. Ginny Wood co-founded the Alaska Conservation Society in 1960 with her then husband, Morton "Woody" Wood.
Wood became fond of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, river rafting and horseback riding while growing up in Oregon and Washington.
While in Fairbanks after the war she met and married Morton Wood, a forest ranger at Mount McKinley National Park. The Woods pooled their resources with Celia M. Hunter, who had served with Wood in the Women Airforce Service Pilots, to buy land in the Alaskan wilderness under the Homestead Act. In 1952 they began building Camp Denali on the property to serve as a tourist outpost and a base for backcountry exploration.
Wood was influenced by the writings of pioneer ecologist Aldo Leopold and his philosophy that the natural world and plants had intrinsic rights.
In the late 1950s, Wood hosted a meeting in her living room that led to formation of the Alaska Conservation Society. Wood helped lead protests against a plan to use nuclear explosives to create a deep-water harbor in northwest Alaska and she testified before Congress in opposition to the Rampart Dam. In 1960 she lobbied U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to designate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Wood wrote a regular column for the Northern Alaska Environmental Center's newsletter. She guided her last back-country trip at age 70 and continued to cross-country ski into her 80s.