NWSA Webinars

NWSA's free webinars will keep you apprised of funding opportunities, policy changes and ways to strengthen and build your stewardship group.  Check out some of the past NWSA workshops below. 

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Current Webinars - New 2018-19 Wilderness Stewardship Webinar Series

The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance (NWSA) is presenting a new series of webinars that will be of interest to wilderness stewardship organizations.  Entitled “Wilderness Stewardship Challenges”, each webinar will focus on a problem or challenge faced by wilderness stewardship groups and will offer expert advice from the wilderness stewardship community on how to address them.  NWSA has scheduled this series of webinars for the second Tuesday of each month, always at 11 a.m. Mountain Time.  To stay informed of what’s coming up next, sign up for email updates at www.wildernessalliance.org/signup

“The NWSA Wilderness Stewardship Challenge webinar series is designed to help stewardship organizations to operate more efficiently in the office as well as providing expert advice from wilderness stewardship community professionals on operational issues all groups face”, said Randy Welsh, Executive Director, NWSA.  “These free webinars will keep you apprised of funding opportunities, policy changes and ways to strengthen and build your stewardship group.”

The first webinar will kick-off on Tuesday, December 18 at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time.  Darcy Shepard, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Director of Finance and Human Resources, will lead off with a webinar on “Managing Your Organizations Finances — Best Practices for End of The Year Accounting and Reporting.”  Shepard, who was elected NWSA treasurer in 2012, has a passion for numbers and the outdoors.  She holds a BA in Journalism and Political Science and a Certificate of Excellence in Nonprofit Management (2014), both from the University of Nevada, Reno.  This webinar will help your organization start 2019 off on the right foot fiscally – Darcy will be reviewing best financial practices, including advice on building your budget for 2019, tracking your unrestricted funds, and what it takes to prepare for and undergo an audit. Set your organization up for success whether you’ve got a budget of $10,000 or $1,000,000 by joining the NWSA’s Managing Finances: Best Practices webinar.

You can Register for this webinar by clicking the following link.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/311527223754170882


Upcoming Webinars:

To be Announced in January.


Past Webinars

Climate Change and Invasive Species
Led by Jack Morgan, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers
recorded November 1st, 2017.  1 hour 30 minutes.

How to Apply for NWSA/USFS grants for the Wilderness Stewardship Performance Program - Goals, Roles, How To Apply
Led by: Randy Welsh, NWSA Vice Chair, and others from NWSA
4/15/2016
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Understanding Wilderness Stewardship Performance Program
Its Structure, Goals, Roles for Volunteer-based Stewardship Organizations
Led by: Steve Boutcher, FS National Information Manager for Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers
3/29/2016
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Improving Wilderness Stewardship through Marketing
with USFS’ Ralph Swain
2/23/2016
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