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

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Winter 2016-2017 Wilderness Stewardship Performance Award Grants Program.

Applications Due October 31st.  6 Days remaining!  Send your proposal in soon.

Does your wilderness stewardship group have winter work?  Then this grant could help you accomplish WSP projects.  

Go to the NWSA WSP Grants page for an application and to find out more information about this exciting opportunity for your organization.  

2016 Wilderness Workshop  --  14 days and counting.  Register today!

The National Wilderness Workshop is filled with presentations, discussion, networking, and materials you can use to improve your wilderness stewardship presence.  We're excited to partner with the Society for Wilderness Stewardship this fall for the Workshop! Topics include:

  • Stewardship and Traditional Skills Qualifications
  • Building Capacity for Stewardship Through Fundraising
  • Wilderness Messaging
  • Wilderness Character Monitoring
  • Improving Communication efforts for your Wilderness
  • Implementation of the 2020 Vision Plan
  • First ever - Wilderness Olympics - start making your team today!


Come to Missoula to reconnect with fellow wilderness stewards and through the discussion and dialogue set the stage for the next generation of wilderness stewards.  Registration has exceeded 100.  Join the conversation!

November 7-10, 2016

University of Montana in Missoula

Host Hotel:  DoubleTree by Hilton - Edgewater

Room block expired on Oct 22th.  

Rooms may still be available.  

Be sure to tell them you are with the National Wilderness Workshop.

Click here for more information and to register!


Want to make a bigger impact? Check out the Job Postings Here

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    21st Century Conservation Service Corps Award Nominations 

    Due December 2nd, 2016.


    Know a worthy group of Conservation Service Corps group or individual to nominate for these annual awards.  Now is the time to assemble your nomination packet.  See more...

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    New Wilderness Stewardship Group Formed

    Looking out from beneath a large outcropping, to a lone hiker standing on a rock ledge below. In the distance below, a green river cuts its way through a narrow canyon, stretching off to the forest beyond.

    Ready Set AIM!  29 federally designated wilderness areas in the Arkansas-Illinois-Missouri (AIM) tri-state area now have a new wilderness stewardship group.  Established September 28th, AIM for Wilderness Stewardship is the newest wilderness stewardship group to be helped started by NWSA.  And it's an amazing story...

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