In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.

Charles Lindbergh, Aviator


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 -

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.  

Click here to take the 15 question survey.

The Forest Service was appreciative of the 30 completed survey results presented on February 14th.  They were 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.  This link will stay active until at least March 30th, and maybe longer.


NWSA Presents:  A Webinar - National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act of 2016.

Thank you to the nearly 100 people who participated in this webinar.

Click this link to go to the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act of 2016 Page to view the bill, the webinar powerpoint, and to take our Survey.

Additional information will be posted on the Trails Act webpage as it available.

 Summer 2017 WSP Grant Program Applications now available.  

Does your organization do wilderness stewardship work in National Forest Wilderness areas?  If so, consider applying for a 2017 WSP Grant.   Summer 2017 WSP Grant Application period runs from January 16 through March 10th.  Click here for more information.

To learn more about NWSA's Grant Programs visit the 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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