And as in forestry, it will be much easier and cheaper to preserve, by forethought, what he needs (wilderness), then to create it after it is gone.  Aldo Leopold



The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance exists to bring together the wilderness stewardship community into a growing network of volunteer-based non-profit organizations that provide stewardship for America's enduring resource of wilderness. Read More


What's Happening -

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - Early Bird Pricing in Effect through September 30.

Last few days to get discounted room rates at the Hampton Inn or Hilton Garden Inn - Deadline is September 20th.

The 2019 National Wilderness Workshop is October 23-26, 2019, in Bend Oregon. 

The theme for the Workshop is:  

The Path from Recreationist to Steward; Engaging Wilderness Users to Care for the Places They Cherish

We have a strong line up of speakers, events, demonstrations and posters planned for Bend.

Click HERE for Registration and Program Information 

Remember to make airline and hotel reservations early.  Bend is accessible but the number of flights in and out are limited.  Hotel room block special rates are available only through September 20th.

Spring 2019/2018 Recap NWSA Newsletter Now Available...

Click to Download the Newsletter

NWSA Wilderness Stewardship Performance Partnership Funding Selections Announced

The Wilderness Stewardship Performance (WSP) Partner Funding program had 32 proposals submitted.  18 projects were able to be funded.  Find out more with this Fact Sheet.

See the Funding Programs webpage for all the details.  Click Here


It's Time to Join or RENEW your NWSA Membership.  Don't miss out on NWSA Funding Programs.

Memberships end September 31, 2019.  Remember to renew your NWSA Membership for 2019-2020.  Click here for details.

It is now time to renew membership in NWSA for the 2019 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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    Forest Service Webinars

    The Forest Service has announced several new webinars to educate employees and volunteers on several of the Wilderness Stewardship Performance elements.

    From the FS:

    The Wilderness Information Management Steering Team is pleased to announce they will be hosting the next in a series of short training webinars for the Wilderness Stewardship Performance (WSP) elements.  The next webinar will cover two WSP elements, Agency Management Actions and Motorized Equipment/Mechanical Transport Use Authorization.

    All webinars will be recorded and posted on the Wilderness Stewardship Performance SharePoint site, so live attendance will not be required.  The recordings will also be posted on to allow our partners, who assist us with wilderness stewardship, an opportunity to receive the training as well.  Partners are also more than welcome to attend the live webinar.

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    National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance announces 2018 – 19 Webinar Series.

    The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance is ready to share some knowledge accumulated over the past decade about the non-profit world is general and the wilderness stewardship universe specifically. NWSA has scheduled a series of webinars designed to help stewardship organizations to operate more efficiently in the office as well as on-the-ground methodology. NWSA's free webinars will keep you apprised of funding opportunities, policy changes and ways to strengthen and build your stewardship group.

    On Tuesday, December 18 at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time, Darcy Shepard will lead off with a webinar on Managing Finances — Best Practices.

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