To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness.  John Muir



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 -


Deadlines Approaching April 15th

Both the 2018 National Forest Trail Stewardship Partnership Funding Program and Summer 2018 Wilderness Stewardship Performance Funding Program are now Accepting Applications.

The deadline for submission of project proposals is April 15th, 2018.

For a complete rundown of Trail Stewardship Application materials, Fact Sheet, Application Form, and Budget Form please Click Here to go to the NWSA Trail Stewardship Funding Page

For a complete rundown of Wilderness Stewardship Performance Application materials, Fact Sheet, Application Form, and Budget Form please Click Here to go to the NWSA Grants Page.


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.

 Click here for a Fact Sheet of Winter 2018 funding proposals.



The National Wilderness Workshop is Over for 2017 - See you in Gunnison Colorado, October 10-13th, 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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