Tuesday October 14 and Wednesday, October 15, Albuquerque
The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance in partnership with the Society for Wilderness Stewardship and the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center is hosting a preconference training in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Celebration in Albuquerque, NM.
Registration for this event will be in tandem with the Wilderness50 Conference registration, and participants can choose to participate in both conferences or either one.
Organizers are making every effort to keep costs minimal.
Wilderness Digest reports that in late December 2013, the Forest Service allocated approximately $80,000 to each region to support local community 50th anniversary events.
Funds must be spent during fiscal year 2014 (i.e. before October 1). The way funds are distributed in each region will vary; some regions will allot amounts to each National Forest; others will allot on a project basis.
If you are a Forest Service office or an organization that partners with the Forest Service and you are interested in using these funds for local events, contact the Regional Wilderness Program Manager for your region to ask about the process for funds allocation within your region.
All projects completed using these funds must be documented on an accomplishments template.