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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National Wilderness Workshop

The National Wilderness Workshop is underway!  This week over 120 wilderness professionals from agencies, non-profit wilderness stewardship groups, academia, and students have descended on the University of Montana campus in Missoula Montana to further progress on implementing the 2020 Wilderness Vision document for the National Wilderness Preservation System.  Read more...

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21st Century of Service Awards

 

21st Century Conservation Service Corps Award Nominations 

Due December 2nd, 2016.

 

Know a worthy group of Conservation Service Corps group or individual to nominate for these annual awards.  Now is the time to assemble your nomination packet.  See more...

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New Wilderness Stewardship Group Formed

Looking out from beneath a large outcropping, to a lone hiker standing on a rock ledge below. In the distance below, a green river cuts its way through a narrow canyon, stretching off to the forest beyond.

Ready Set AIM!  29 federally designated wilderness areas in the Arkansas-Illinois-Missouri (AIM) tri-state area now have a new wilderness stewardship group.  Established September 28th, AIM for Wilderness Stewardship is the newest wilderness stewardship group to be helped started by NWSA.  And it's an amazing story...

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WildXX Event for Poudre Wilderness Volunteers

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What the heck is WILDXX?

Why just celebrate Wilderness on the 50th Anniversary, why not every year?  Poudre Wilderness Volunteers has an idea whose time may have come...

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New NWSA Executive Director

 

NWSA has hired its first Executive Director, Randy Welsh.  "I am extremely proud of the work that our wilderness stewards are doing across the country and feel humble to support their efforts in this new role,"  Randy said.  "Progress has been made, but there is still much to do to knit together the various wilderness stewardship groups into a collective voice.  NWSA is the right organization to get this job done.  I am pleased to help NWSA achieve its goal of a wilderness stewardship group for every wilderness and to help build a thriving and powerful wilderness stewardship community."

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First NWSA WSP Grant Complete - 2016 Teacher Expedition by Discovery Southeast

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Congratulations to Discovery Southeast for completing the first NWSA Wilderness Stewardship Grant this season. The 2016 Teacher Expedition in southeast Alaska was a resounding success.  Read on to view their final report and to see their compelling video.

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Learning to Take Down Really Big Hazard Trees

tongass_nf._usfs_photo.jpgThe Tongass National Forest, a coastal rain forest, contains boggy ground called muskeg, and many trails there are built of raised boards. Because trails need replacing every 10-15 years, the trail system is limited.

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