On the mountains mistakes are fatal, in politics, mistakes are wounding emotionally, but you recover. Personally, wilderness helps me get back in touch with natural rhythms, helps me reflect, and in the process, restore my creativity. Mark Udall, Politician
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What's Happening -
Immediate Action Needed. HR 1349A Threatens Wilderness by allowing Mountain Bikes.
There is a new threat to the National Wilderness Preservation System. HR 1349A is a short-sighted, single focus, special interest legislative bill headed for the floor of the House sometime in early January. This bill, if passed, will overturn the basis of our current wilderness system by allowing unrestricted new intrusions from mountain bikes and other wheeled devices to occur.
Time is of the essence. Learn more about this bill by reading this fact sheet, and then contact your own congressional representatives and tell them you oppose HR 1349A.
Let your organization members know of this threat to the Wilderness Act and ask them to act fast to let their legislators and leaders know of their opposition to this attempt to radically change the meaning of wilderness and the Wilderness Act.
Here are some additional resources to share on this issue:
Climate Change and Invasive Species Webinar recording posted.
On November 1st NWSA hosted a webinar on Climate Change and Invasive species. Click here to visit the webinar page.
Winter 2018 WSP Program funding proposals have been decided.
A total of 8 Winter 2017-18 Wilderness Stewardship Performance proposals have been funded. A total of 10 proposals were received.
The National Wilderness Workshop is Over for 2017 - See you in Gunnison Colorado in 2018!
120 people enjoyed this year's National Wilderness Workshop, in Russellville Arkansas at the Lake Point Conference Facility, Arkansas Tech University, from October 2nd - 5th.
A big thank you to our Workshop Sponsors, including The US Forest Service, Arkansas Tech University, the Buffalo National River, Audubon Arkansas, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Ozark Highland Trail Association.
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!
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