The Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards and Appalachian Trail Conservancy in conjunction with the Forest Service, just completed the annual Wilderness Skills Institute. This gathering of field crews, staff, and volunteers is an amazing source of expertise for field wilderness skill building. Learn more...Read more
Start of summer, and time for training. NWSA is proud to partner with great wilderness stewardship organizations around the country. One of the best is Poudre Wilderness Volunteers. In this post we share an example of their summer training program which is an excellent model for others to emulate. Read more...Read more
The Forest Service has been working to develop a National Forest Trails Strategy as requested by the Government Accounting Office. After several years of seeking input from trail and stewardship groups, like yours, they have released their Strategy. Read all about it...Read more
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...Read more
2016 turned out to be a very good year for NWSA and the wilderness stewardship community. Read more here...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more