To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness.  John Muir



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


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2018 Summer WAG Tales

Summer 2018 WAG Tales from the Forest Service has been released.  WAG is the Wilderness Advisory Group, a cross section of internal wilderness experts within the Forest Service.  Good article by our past Board Chair, Bill Hodge on the role of Partners in managing public lands.

Read WAG Tales

Summer 2018 National Forest Trails Stewardship Partnership Funding Proposals have been selected. 


A total of 42 projects out of 114 submitted have been funded for 2018.  Please see the National Forest System Trail Stewardship Partnership Funding Page for details.  Click Here.


Summer 2018 WSP Program funding proposals have been decided.


A total of 20 Summer 2018 Wilderness Stewardship Performance proposals have been funded.  Congratulations to all the groups who submitted funded proposals.

Awardees for the Summer 2018 WSP Grant cycle include:

AIM for Wilderness Stewardship
Ascend Wilderness Experience
BCHA - Motherlode
Friends of Mt Evans - Lost Creek
Friends of the Inyo
Great Basin Institute
Great Broads - Cascade-Volcano
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
Phoenix School
Poudre Wilderness Volunteers
Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
Selway Bitterroot - Frank Church Foundation - Frank Church
Selway Bitterroot - Frank Church Foundation -Bitterroot
Student Conservation Association - Frank Church
Sitka Conservation Society
Sky Island Alliance
Upper Gila Watershed
Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Western Slope Conservation Center
Wilderness Institute



Remember to renew your NWSA Membership for 2017-2018.  Click here for details.

It is now time to renew membership in NWSA for the 2018 Fiscal Year.  Membership runs October-September matching the US Government Fiscal Year.  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!


Want to work in wilderness? Check out the Job Postings Here

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    Internship Programs

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