Wilderness Stewardship Groups around the Country

The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance’s big goal of having every Wilderness area in the county served by a Wilderness stewardship organization can come true because of all the hard work by dedicated volunteers and agency staff working together to manage our incredible resource of Wilderness!  The NWSA is attempting to keep a current list of the wilderness stewardship groups out there so we can all better network and learn from one another. Feel free to reach out and connect!

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Sitka Conservation Society -

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council -


Wild South Alabama Field Office -

Back Country Horsemen of Alabama -

Alabama Trails Association -


Ozark Highlands Trail Association -

Friends of the Ouachita Trail -

Back Country Horsemen of Arkansas -

Arkansas Headwaters Wilderness Partners -


Arizona Wilderness Coalition -

White Mountain Conservation League -

Sky Island Alliance -

Grand Canyon Trust -

Friends of the Forest Sedona -

Wilderness Volunteers -

Back Country Horsemen of Arizona -


San Gorgonio Wilderness Association -

Friends of the Inyo -

Desolation Wilderness Volunteers -

Ventana Wilderness Alliance -

Angeles Volunteer Association -

California Wilderness Coalition -

High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew -

Sierra Club Santa Ana Mountains Task Force -

Eldorado National Forest Interpretive Association -

Backcountry Horsemen of California -

Pacific Crest Trail Association -

Wild Places -

Forest Service Volunteer Association -

Back to Natives Restoration -

Santa Ana Mountains Natural History Association -

Habitat Works -

Los Padres Forest Association -

Kaiser Wilderness Foundation -

Stanislaus Wilderness Volunteers -

River Exchange -

Condor Trail Association, Inc. -

Los Padres ForestWatch -

Back Country Horsemen of California - Los Padres Un -

Student Conservation Association -

Volunteer Corps -



Arkansas Headwaters Wilderness Partners -

Upper Arkansas Wilderness Volunteers -

Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness -

Grand County Wilderness Group -

Poudre Wilderness Volunteers -

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District -

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers -

Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wildernesses -

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies -

Forest Conservancy -

San Juan Mountains Association -

Great Old Broads for Wilderness -

Ouray Trails -

Back Country Horsemen of Colorado -

Friends of Wilderness -

Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance -

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative -

Colorado Mountain Club -

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado -

Rocky Mountain Field Institute -

Wilderness Workshop -

The Wilderness Land Trust -

Rocky Mountain Back Country Horsemen -

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative -

Front Range Backcountry Horsemen of America -

San Juan Back Country Horsemen -


Back Country Horsemen of Florida -


Conasauga District Trail Volunteers -

Back Country Horsemen of Northwest Georgia -

Okefenokee Wildlife League, Inc. -


Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation -

Back Country Horsemen of Idaho -

Winter Wildlands Alliance -

Idaho Trails Association -

Idaho Conservation League -

Pulaski Users -

Youth Employment Program, Inc. -

Friends of the Clearwater -

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness -


Kentucky Back Country Horsemen -


American Hiking Society -


North Country Trail Association -


Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness -

Northwoods Volunteer Connection -


Show-Me Missouri Back Country Horsemen -


Montana Wilderness Association -

Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation -

The Wilderness Institute -

Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation -

Back Country Horsemen of Montana -

Swan Valley Connections -

Yaak Valley Forest Council -

Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation -

Great Burn Study Group -

Last Chance Back Country Horsemen -


Back Country Horsemen of North Carolina -

Partners of Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wildernss -

WildSouth -

Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards -


New Mexico Wilderness Alliance -

Back Country Horsemen of New Mexico -

New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors -

Nicodemus Wilderness Project -


Friends of Nevada Wilderness -

Friends of Gold Butte -

Friends of the Black Rock High Rock -

Back Country Horsemen of Nevada -


Back Country Horsemen of Oregon -

Hells Canyon Preservation Council -

Wallowa Resources -

High Cascades Forest Volunteers -

Oregon Equestrian Trails -

Friends of Oregon Badlands Wilderness -

Friends of Central Cascades Wilderness -

Phoenix School of Roseburg -

Wallowa Mountains Hells Canyon Trails Association -


Friends of Allegheny Wilderness  -


Back Country Horsemen of South Dakota -


Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards -

Back Country Horsemen of East Tennessee -


Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance -

Four Corners School of Outdoor Education -

Friends of Kings Peak -

Cottonwood Canyons Foundation -


Potomac Appalachian Trail Club -

Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club -

Back Country Horsemen of Virginia -

Student Conservation Association -

Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club -


Vermont Youth Conservation Corps -

Moosalamoo Association -


North Cascades Conservation Council -

Washington Trails Association -

Pacific Northwest Trail Association -

Back Country Horsemen of Washington State -


Friends of Sylvania -


Appalachian Forest Heritage Area -

Appalachian Trail Conservancy -

West Virginia Highlands Conservancy -


Wyoming Back Country Horsemen -

Wyoming Wilderness Association -