The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance (NWSA) Board of Directors is currently accepting nominations to fill up to 5 Board seats with 2-year terms commencing November 1, 2024. Nominations are accepted year-round and you may nominate yourself or someone else. Please familiarize yourself with NWSA’s Board Member Responsibilities before submitting your form.

Benefits of Board Service

  • Contribute leadership experience to advance public lands stewardship
  • Give back to and support public lands
  • Enhance environmental protection
  • Support public engagement in the outdoors
  • Enjoy comradery with leaders in public service
  • Tap into networking opportunities
  • Apply expertise to emerging issues in wilderness, stewardship, and public lands
  • Access NWSA pro-deals, as available

The Process

All form submissions will be reviewed by NWSA’s Board Development Committee. If you are selected to move to the next stage of the consideration process, a more formal application may be requested. The formal application will include a cover letter and resume. Interviews will be conducted for candidates moved to the final consideration round. Interviews of qualified candidates will occur August-September, and the Board will make its selections and notify selected candidates in October of each year. 

Ideal Candidates

All candidates who share a passion for NWSA’s mission to grow and support a national network of wilderness and public land stewardship organizations to provide ongoing stewardship for America's wilderness areas are encouraged to apply. Read our Strategic Direction to learn more about NWSA’s vision for the future.

A primary goal for NWSA is diversify the breadth of expertise, perspective, and representation on our Board of Directors. While we welcome interest from all who align with our mission, preference will be given to qualified candidates from underserved communities. Preference will also be given to qualified candidates that bring skills and experience to support NWSA’s current Board recruitment priorities.

NWSA’s current priorities for Board Member recruitment:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Public Lands
  • Tribal Co-Management and Co-Stewardship
  • Investments & Financial Resiliency
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Legal Expertise


Submit a Nomination