I left the University without the slightest thought of making a name, but urged on an in search of beauty and knowledge.  Away I wandered happy and free and poor into the glorious American wilderness.  John Muir



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


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2020 NWSA Webinar Series Schedule is now loaded.  Check out our Webinars page for details.

Our Next Webinar is March 10, Tuesday at 1:00 pm MT

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NWSA FUNDING PROGRAMS are accepting Applications Through March 30th.

The Wilderness Stewardship Performance Funding Program has approximately $220,000 to distribute.

The National Forest System Trail Stewardship Partner Funding has approximately $200,000 to distribute.

Check out our Funding Programs Page for all the details.

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

It is now time to renew membership in NWSA for the 2020 Fiscal Year.  We are changing our membership year to match the Calendar Year which better aligns with the National Wilderness Workshop and other membership programs.   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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  • From the blog

    Heart of the Gila

    NWSA plans to use this space to profile many of the wilderness stewardship groups around the country.  This month we start with Heart of the Gila.

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    The idea for a nationwide network of wilderness volunteer organizations was hatched right here in Colorado, barely a decade ago. The catalyst was a small group of wilderness devotees, including this month's author Dave Cantrell. Today the mission of NWSA remains catalysis, as Dave writes, "
    connecting stewardship organizations with each other, linking our efforts and experiences, directing groups to resources, and fostering new organizations." At their recent meeting in Bend, Oregon, 250 attendees from 29 states, representing 80 different organizations gathered to pursue that mission with a rich assortment of speakers and activities. Read more below about how NWSA knits together the fabric of volunteer non-profit organizations, including us, into a wilderness preservation network. 

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