Man is whole when he is in tune with the wind, the stars, and the hills...Being in tune with the entire Universe is the entire secret.  William O Douglas


Welcome to 2022!


The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance exists to bring together the wilderness stewardship community into a growing network of volunteer-based non-profit organizations that provide stewardship for America's enduring resource of wilderness. Read More


What's Happening -


NWSA was honored recently by the Public Lands Alliance as a 2022 Public Land Partner along with the USDA Forest Service.

You can watch the award ceremony video here.  CLICK HERE


Wilderness Stewardship Performance Funding Program and National Forest System Trail Stewardship Trail Partner Funding Programs have CLOSED taking Applications for 2022 Projects.

Projects Currently under Review.  Expect results first week of May.

The Wilderness Stewardship Performance Program is now accepting applications.  Read more about this opportunity for NWSA Member groups to seek funding for wilderness stewardship activities that advance WSP scoring on the WSP Funding PAGE.  Click HERE

The National Forest Trail Stewardship Trail Partner Funding Program is now accepting applications.  Read more about this opportunity for any trail group that works on the National Forest to do trail stewardship work.  Read about the program HERE along with application materials.


2022 NWSA Webinar Series 

May Webinar - Cancelled -  We want everyone to attend the 2nd Annual National Wilderness Skills Institute the week of May 23rd instead.  CLICK HERE for details on this year's NWSI.

Wilderness Stewardship Advocacy Series

NWSA sponsored a 4 month webinar series that will assist wilderness stewardship groups in their wilderness stewardship advocacy efforts locally and nationally.  Starting with an Introduction to Wilderness Stewardship Advocacy, experts from the world of stewardship advocacy will share their experience, tips, and practical techniques for you to apply.  The series is now complete and can be viewed below.
Introduction to Wilderness Stewardship Advocacy
Wilderness Stewardship Advocacy 101
Wilderness Stewardship Advocacy 201
The ASK - Developing Your Requests Workshop
For complete information about the Wilderness Stewardship Advocacy Webinar Series  CLICK HERE

NWSA Wilderness Coffee Hour

Next scheduled Coffee Hour coming in June.

The 2021 National Wilderness Workshop - What an Amazing Week!

The National Wilderness Workshop was held virtually, November 15 -19th

Our theme:  "Advocating for Wilderness Stewardship:  The Tips, Tools, and Practical Techniques for the Wilderness Steward"

Click below to have access to the video recording and presentation materials from our fabulous speakers and panelists.  Over 30 hours of content to learn from.  Something for everyone from the latest wilderness stewardship examples, wilderness research, diversity and inclusion efforts, and working with indigenous communities.  The National Wilderness Stewardship and Forest Service National Awards are also included.

You can find our Stewardship Advocacy Webinar series that was completed this summer is available for viewing (see below).


Click Here for Videos and Presentation Materials


Winter 2022  -  Click Here to Download the Winter Newsletter

  • 2021 National Wilderness Workshop Information
  • 2021 Wilderness Awards


The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance Fund is dedicated to the support and help of new wilderness stewardship groups.

To read more about this new Fund to support wilderness stewardship CLICK HERE

National Wilderness Stewardship Awards

Please consider nominating worthy individuals and groups for the recognition they deserve.  A new Award solicitation cycle will begin in Spring 2022.

Check out all the details on our Awards Page.

NWSA is now 10 Years Old!

To celebrate we are hosting a Wilderness Stewardship Photo Contest.  See the Winners.

Winning Photos HERE


It's Time to JOIN or RENEW your NWSA Membership.  Don't miss out on NWSA Funding Programs for 2022.

Remember to renew your NWSA Membership for 2022.  Click here for details.

It is now time to renew membership in NWSA for the 2022 Fiscal Year.  We are changing our membership year to match the Calendar Year which better aligns with the National Wilderness Workshop and other membership programs.   Participate in webinars, apply for funding programs, get discounts at workshops and conferences.  Be kept advised of news and events affecting the wilderness stewardship community.  Join the community today!

In 2022, only Member Organizations will be able to apply for WSP Funding programs.


Have you read our latest Newsletter?  Click to Download the Newsletter

  • From the blog

    Member Profile

    Your Profile HERE.

    We are trying a new addition to our home page with periodic member profiles.  This month:  Poudre Wilderness Volunteers

    Poudre Wilderness Volunteers help protect four designated wilderness areas — Rawah, Comanche Peak, Neota, and Cache la Poudre — and many multi-use wild areas along the northern end of the Colorado Front Range.  We patrol primarily on the watersheds of the Cache la Poudre (Wild and Scenic) River and the Big Thompson River, extending a protected region from the northern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park nearly to the Wyoming border.


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    Heart of the Gila

    NWSA plans to use this space to profile many of the wilderness stewardship groups around the country.  This month we start with Heart of the Gila.

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