WSP Funding Info

 

*** Application Period is over for 2020 ***

*** Check Back in January 2021 for next year's program  ***

Thank you for your proposals.  24 groups submitted proposals.

The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance is proud of the partnership with the Forest Service to bring our partner members the Wilderness Stewardship Performance (WSP) activity grants.  Funding has been offered Summer 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017, Winter 2017, Summer 2018, Winter 2018-19, Summer/Fall 2019, and just completed for Summer 2020.

What is the WSP Funding Program

Wilderness Stewardship Performance is the suite of activities which the Forest Service uses to measure their wilderness stewardship accomplishment. This funding program is for wilderness stewardship volunteer organizations to support wilderness stewardship activities that contribute to overall improvement in wilderness stewardship performance scores for individual wilderness areas.

NWSA and the Forest Service are pleased to offer this opportunity for wilderness stewardship groups to assist the Forest Service in meeting their wilderness stewardship performance goals.  We are hoping that the success of this funding program will lead to its further expansion in the future.

Depending on funding NWSA will accept applications for both Summer and Fall Programs.


WSP Reference Resources

As a refresher on the WSP Funding Program two Powerpoints from the Summer/Fall 2016 session are available for review.  

Powerpoint #1 explains the WSP Program as described by Steve Boutcher, Forest Service Wilderness Information Manager.

Powerpoint #2 describes the NWSA Funding Program as delivered by Randy Welsh, Executive Director of NWSA.

And Check out our Recent Webinar - "NWSA Funding Programs"  on the webinar page for more information.

Or see the Forest Service Wilderness Stewardship Performance Guidebook for more detailed information about the activities that qualify. 

Ten Strategies for a Successful Grant Application

 


Summer/Fall 2020 WSP Funding Application Period is Over.

NWSA received 24 WSP proposals.  22 were funded.  Covid-19 had an impact on the number of applications.

Read the Fact Sheet about the proposals HERE.  

REad the Fact Sheet about the Funded Proposals HERE.

Applicants must be members in good standing of NWSA.  Join or Renew your Membership Here.

Summer/Fall  2020 WSP Fact Sheet

Summer/Fall  2020 WSP News Release Email

Each Application requires an:

Questions about the National Forest Wilderness Stewardship Performance Partnership Funding may be addressed to Randy Welsh, Executive Director, NWSA at either 801-808-2167 or randy@wildernessalliance.org.

Deadline has passed.  

Organizations awarded funding in 2020 include:

Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Foundation
Arizona Wild
BCHA - Motherlode Chapter - Lois Lake
Bob Marshall Foundation
Colorado Mountain Club
Del Norte Trails - Redwood Parks Conservancy
Friends of Mt Evans
Friends of the Inyo
Great Old Broads
Indian Peaks
New Mexico Wild
Poudre Wilderness Volunteers
Save Our Canyons
Selway-Bitterroot Foundation - Salmon
Sitka Conservation Society
Sky Island Alliance
Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Western Slope Conservation Center
Wilderness Institute
Wilderness Workshop
Wyoming Wilderness Association


Summer 2019 Funding Awarded

Organizations awarded WSP funding in 2019.

Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation
Arizona Wilderness Coalition
Common Outdoor Ground
Friends of Mt Evans - Lost Creek
Friends of the Central Cascades Wilderness
Great Broads - Cascade-Volcano Chapter
Heart of the Gila
Idaho Trail Association
Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
Redwoods Conservancy - Del Norte Trails
Rocky Mountain Field Institute
Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
Selway Bitterroot - Frank Church Foundation - Frank Church
Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Western Slope Conservation Center
Wilderness Workshop
Wyoming Wilderness Association


 

Winter 2018-19 WSP Funding Awarded.

Congratulations to the awardees:

Absaroka-Beartooth Foundation

Poudre Wilderness Volunteers

Save Our Canyons

Selway-Bitterroot / Frank Church Foundation

Sikiyou Mountain Club

Ventana Wilderness Alliance

 

For Information about the Winter 2018-2019 WSP Program read the Winter 2018-2019 WSP Fact Sheet.

 


Previous WSP Grant Awards

Summer 2018 WSP Grant Cycle

Awardees for the Summer 2018 WSP Grant cycle include:

  • AIM for Wilderness Stewardship
    Ascend Wilderness Experience
    BCHA - Motherlode
    Friends of Mt Evans - Lost Creek
    Friends of the Inyo
    Great Basin Institute
    Great Broads - Cascade-Volcano
    Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
    Phoenix School
    Poudre Wilderness Volunteers
    Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
    Selway Bitterroot - Frank Church Foundation - Frank Church
    Selway Bitterroot - Frank Church Foundation -Bitterroot
    Student Conservation Association - Frank Church
    Sitka Conservation Society
    Sky Island Alliance
    Upper Gila Watershed
    Ventana Wilderness Alliance
    Western Slope Conservation Center
    Wilderness Institute

Winter 2018 WSP Grant Cycle

Awardees for the Winter 2017 WSP Grant Cycle incude:

  • Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Foundation
  • AIM for Wilderness Stewardship
  • Backcountry Horsemen of Los Padres
  • Friends of Nevada Wilderness
  • Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
  • New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
  • Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
  • Siskiyou Mountain Club
  • Ventana Wilderness Alliance

Summer 2017 WSP Grant Cycle

Awardees for the summer 2017 WSP Grant Cycle include:

  • AIM for Wilderness Stewardship
  • Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Foundation
  • Discovery Southeast
  • Friends of the Eagle Nest Wilderness
  • Friends of Kings Peak
  • Friends of Wilderness
  • Idaho Trails Association
  • Idaho Youth Employment Program
  • Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
  • New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
  • Northwoods Volunteer Connection
  • Partners of Joyce Kilmer - Slickrock
  • Rocky Mountain Field Institute
  • Selway Bitterroot-Frank Church Foundation
  • Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
  • Student Conservation Association
  • Ventana Wilderness Alliance
  • Wilderness Institute, University of Montana

 

Winter 2017 WSP Grant Cycle

Awardees for the Winter 2017 WSP Grants include:

  • Arizona Wilderness Coalition
  • Friends of Nevada Wilderness
  • High Desert Trail Riders, BCHA
  • Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
  • Phoenix School, Roseburg Oregon
  • New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Ventana Wilderness Alliance
  • Wilderness Workshop

Summer/Fall 2016 WSP Grant Awardees

  • Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation
  • Wilderness Institute - UM
  • Sitka Conservation Society
  • Ventana Wilderness Alliance
  • Arizona Wilderness Coalition
  • Discovery Southeast
  • Absaroka Beartooth Foundation
  • Poudre Wilderness Volunteers
  • Upper Gila Watershed Alliance
  • Mother Lode - Backcountry Horsemen
  • Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
  • Friends of Nevada Wilderness - Wovoka
  • Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
  • Youth Employment Salmon
  • Friends of Kings Peak
  • SCA - Sheep Creek Knapweed Monitoring
  • Friends of Nevada Wilderness - Mt. Rose