Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed ... We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in
Wallace Stegner, Author


The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance exists to bring together the wilderness stewardship community into a growing network of volunteer-based organizations that provide stewardship for America's enduring resource of wilderness. Read More

What's Happening -

Announcing - a new NWSA Grant Program:


The National Forest System Trail Stewardship Grant Program

The Forest Service and NWSA are partnering to provide opportunity to all trail and stewardship groups to improve trail maintenance conditions on the National Forests.

Go to the Trail Stewardship Grant page for more information.


NWSA Survey on the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act of 2016

The National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act of 2016 will affect volunteer and partner engagement on National Forest Trails for years to come.  The Act provides for additional consultation and feedback from the public on the trails program.  Let your voice be heard.  At the request of the Forest Service this link will stay active through April.

Click here to take the 15 question survey.

The Forest Service was so excited by the results that they asked we keep the survey site active for the next couple of months to continue to take input on Priority Trail Maintenance Areas, the Volunteer Strategy, and other components of the Act.  Please submit one survey per organization.


Summer 2017 WSP Grant Program selections have been made.   

Congratulations to Grant Winners.

For a list of Summer 2017 WSP Grant applicants see the NWSA WSP Grants page or read the Blog below.

If you would like to learn more about the WSP Grant Program please visit our Grants Page.   Go to NWSA WSP Grants page.

Be sure to check back regularly for new grant opportunities. 



Remember to renew your NWSA Membership for 2017.  Click here for details.

Participate in webinars, apply for grants, get discounts at workshops and conferences.  Be kept advised of news and events affecting the wilderness stewardship community.  Join the community today!


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