Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed ... We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in
Wallace Stegner, Author


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 -

Summer 2017 WSP Grant Program Applications have closed.   

The Deadline for Proposal was Friday, March 10th.

We are currently reviewing 31 proposals.  Selections should be made by March 30th.  

If you would like to learn more about the WSP Grant Program please visit our Grants Page.   Go to NWSA WSP Grants page.

Be sure to check back regularly for new grant opportunities. 


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.  At the request of the Forest Service this link will stay active through April.

Click here to take the 15 question survey.

The Forest Service was 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.


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.


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!


Want to work in wilderness? Check out the Job Postings Here