If you spend time alone in the wilderness, you get very attuned to living things. George Dyson, Historian



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 -

Winter 2018 WSP Program application period closed

Winter 2017-18 Wilderness Stewardship Performance Grant Program application period is now over.  A total of 10 proposals were received.

The Forest Service and the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance are pleased to announce a continuation of the WSP Grant Program for National Forest Wilderness areas for Winter 2017-2018.  Full details on the WSP Grant Program are posted on our WSP Grant webpage.  Grant application deadline is October 15th with awards announced by Nov 1st.



The 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.  

Read more about it here.



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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