Internship Programs

Each year wilderness stewardship programs around the country offer internships for individuals to experience working in wilderness.  These programs are transformative, not only for the work that is accomplished, but for the effect they have on the participants.  This year the Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance sponsored two interns...learn more about their story...

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Threat to Wilderness

There is a new threat to the National Wilderness Stewardship Preservation system currently working its way through Congress.  Read more...

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Gas Geyser

With the heat of summer increasing hazards also increase.  One such hazard is gas geysering from overheated chain saw gas tanks.  A number of accidents have occurred this past year that could be prevented with simple precautions.  

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National Forest Trail Grants

Competition was fierce for the first ever National Forest System Trail Stewardship Grants.  90 organizations submitted applications, worth more than $1,000,000 for the limited funding of $230,000.  A total of 23 organizations are to receive the first cycle of these grants.  Read more about the Trail Grants....

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Wilderness Skills Institute

The Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards and Appalachian Trail Conservancy in conjunction with the Forest Service, just completed the annual Wilderness Skills Institute.  This gathering of field crews, staff, and volunteers is an amazing source of expertise for field wilderness skill building.  Learn more...

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Poudre Wilderness Volunteers Training

PWV volunteers learn their way around stockStart of summer, and time for training.  NWSA is proud to partner with great wilderness stewardship organizations around the country.  One of the best is Poudre Wilderness Volunteers.  In this post we share an example of their summer training program which is an excellent model for others to emulate.  Read more...

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National Forest Trails Strategy release

The Forest Service has been working to develop a National Forest Trails Strategy as requested by the Government Accounting Office.  After several years of seeking input from trail and stewardship groups, like yours, they have released their Strategy.  Read all about it...

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Summer 2017 WSP Grants have been Awarded

NWSA Summer 2017 WSP Grants have been awarded!

It was very hard to decide because all the projects reviewed were very good.  The selected projects made the highest contribution to WSP scoring for their Forest Service wilderness areas while having low costs or engaging large number of volunteers.  Many had very high cash or in-kind contributions.  Read on to learn more...

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2016 Was a Good Year!

2016 turned out to be a very good year for NWSA and the wilderness stewardship community.  Read more here...

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Summer 2016 WSP Report Available

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Summer 2016 WSP Grant Report

The Summer 2016 WSP Interim Grant Report is available for review.  This reports provides an executive summary of the 2016 WSP Grants.  Read on...

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