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! 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 - http://www.sitkawild.org/

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council - www.seacc.org


Wild South Alabama Field Office - http://www.wildsouth.org/

Back Country Horsemen of Alabama - www.backcountryhorsemenal.com

Alabama Trails Association - http://mygreenbirmingham.com/greenguide/alabama-trails-association/


Ozark Highlands Trail Association - www.ozarkhighlandstrail.org

Friends of the Ouachita Trail - www.friendsot.org

Back Country Horsemen of Arkansas - www.arkansasbch.org

Arkansas Headwaters Wilderness Partners - garna.org/uawv/


Arizona Wilderness Coalition - www.azwild.org

White Mountain Conservation League - http://azwmcl.org/blog/

Sky Island Alliance - http://www.skyislandalliance.org/

Grand Canyon Trust - http://www.grandcanyontrust.org/

Friends of the Forest Sedona - www.friendsoftheforestsedona.org

Wilderness Volunteers - www.wildernessvolunteers.org

Back Country Horsemen of Arizona - www.bchaz.org


San Gorgonio Wilderness Association - www.sgwa.org

Friends of the Inyo - www.friendsoftheinyo.org

Desolation Wilderness Volunteers - www.desowv.org

Ventana Wilderness Alliance - http://ventanawild.org/

Angeles Volunteer Association - http://www.angelesvolunteers.org/index.html

California Wilderness Coalition - http://www.calwild.org/

High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew - http://trailcrew.org/

Sierra Club Santa Ana Mountains Task Force - http://angeles.sierraclub.org/sam/

Eldorado National Forest Interpretive Association - http://www.enfia.info/

Backcountry Horsemen of California - http://www.bchcalifornia.org/

Pacific Crest Trail Association - http://www.pcta.org/

Wild Places - http://www.wildplaces.net/

Forest Service Volunteer Association - www.fsva.org

Back to Natives Restoration - www.backtonatives.org

Santa Ana Mountains Natural History Association - www.freewebs.com/santaanamountains/

Habitat Works - http://habitatwork.org

Los Padres Forest Association - www.lpforest.org

Kaiser Wilderness Foundation - www.kaiserwilderness.org

Stanislaus Wilderness Volunteers - www.swv1.org

River Exchange - www.riverexchange.org

Condor Trail Association, Inc. - www.condortrail.com

Los Padres ForestWatch - lpfw.org

Back Country Horsemen of California - Los Padres Un - www.bchc-lpunit.org

Student Conservation Association - www.thesca.org/

Volunteer Corps - www.wildernesscorps.com



Arkansas Headwaters Wilderness Partners - www.garna.org

Upper Arkansas Wilderness Volunteers - www.garna.org

Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness - www.fenw.org

Grand County Wilderness Group - www.gcwg.org/

Poudre Wilderness Volunteers - www.poudrewildernessvolunteers.org/

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District - www.fdrd.org/

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers - www.rfov.org/

Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wildernesses - http://www.fomelc.org/

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies - http://www.aspennature.org/

Forest Conservancy - http://forestconservancy.com/

San Juan Mountains Association - http://www.sjma.org/

Great Old Broads for Wilderness - http://greatoldbroads.org/

Ouray Trails - www.ouraytrails.org

Back Country Horsemen of Colorado - www.bchcolorado.org

Friends of Wilderness - www.friendsofwilderness.com/

Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance - www.indianpeakswilderness.org

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative - http://www.14ers.org/

Colorado Mountain Club - http://www.cmc.org/

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado - http://www.voc.org/

Rocky Mountain Field Institute - http://www.rmfi.org/

Wilderness Workshop - http://www.wildernessworkshop.org/

The Wilderness Land Trust - www.wildernesslandtrust.org

Rocky Mountain Back Country Horsemen - www.rmbch.com

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative - www.14ers.org

Front Range Backcountry Horsemen of America - www.frontrangebackcountryhorsemen.org

San Juan Back Country Horsemen - www.sjbch.org


Back Country Horsemen of Florida - www.bchfl.org


Conasauga District Trail Volunteers - http://teamconasauga.org/

Back Country Horsemen of Northwest Georgia - www.bchnwg.org

Okefenokee Wildlife League, Inc. - eventvista.wix.com/okefenokeewlleague


Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation - http://www.selwaybitterroot.org/

Back Country Horsemen of Idaho - www.bchi.org

Winter Wildlands Alliance - www.winterwildlands.org

Idaho Trails Association - www.idahotrailsassociation.org

Idaho Conservation League - https://www.idahoconservation.org

Pulaski Users - https://www.pulaskiusers.org

Youth Employment Program, Inc. - www.youthemploymentprogram.org

Friends of the Clearwater - www.friendsoftheclearwater.org

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness - http://www.scotchmanpeaks.org/


Kentucky Back Country Horsemen - www.kybch.com


American Hiking Society - http://www.americanhiking.org/


North Country Trail Association - www.northcountrytrail.org


Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness - www.friends-bwca.org/

Northwoods Volunteer Connection - www.mnnvc.org


Show-Me Missouri Back Country Horsemen - www.showmebch.org


Montana Wilderness Association - www.wildmontana.org/index.php

Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation - www.abwilderness.org

The Wilderness Institute - www.cfc.umt.edu/WI/

Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation - www.bmwf.org/

Back Country Horsemen of Montana - www.bchmt.org

Swan Valley Connections - www.svconnections.org

Yaak Valley Forest Council - http://yaakvalley.org/

Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation - http://www.selwaybitterroot.org/

Great Burn Study Group - www.greatburnstudygroup.org

Last Chance Back Country Horsemen - www.bchmt.org/lcbch


Back Country Horsemen of North Carolina - www.bchofnc.org

Partners of Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wildernss - http://www.joycekilmerslickrock.org/

WildSouth - www.wildsouth.org

Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards - www.trailcrews.org


New Mexico Wilderness Alliance - http://www.nmwild.org/

Back Country Horsemen of New Mexico - www.bchnm.org

New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors - http://nmvfo.org/

Nicodemus Wilderness Project - www.wildernessproject.org


Friends of Nevada Wilderness - www.nevadawilderness.org/

Friends of Gold Butte - www.friendsofgoldbutte.org

Friends of the Black Rock High Rock - www.blackrockdesert.org

Back Country Horsemen of Nevada - http://bchnv.com/


Back Country Horsemen of Oregon - www.bcho.org

Hells Canyon Preservation Council - http://www.hellscanyon.org/home/

Wallowa Resources - http://www.wallowaresources.org/index.php

High Cascades Forest Volunteers - www.highcascadesvolunteers.com

Oregon Equestrian Trails - www.oregonequestriantrails.org

Friends of Oregon Badlands Wilderness - www.fobbits.org

Friends of Central Cascades Wilderness - www.centralcascades.org

Phoenix School of Roseburg - www.roseburgphoenix.com

Wallowa Mountains Hells Canyon Trails Association - https://www.wmhcta.org


Friends of Allegheny Wilderness  - http://www.pawild.org/


Back Country Horsemen of South Dakota - www.bchofsouthdakota.com


Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards - http://www.trailcrews.org/

Back Country Horsemen of East Tennessee - www.bchet.org


Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance - http://www.suwa.org/

Four Corners School of Outdoor Education - http://www.fourcornersschool.org/

Friends of Kings Peak - www.friendsofkingspeak.org

Cottonwood Canyons Foundation - www.cottonwoodcanyons.org


Potomac Appalachian Trail Club - www.patc.net

Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club - http://mratc.pbworks.com/w/page/8862374/FrontPage

Back Country Horsemen of Virginia - www.bchva.org

Student Conservation Association - http://www.thesca.org/

Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club - www.nbatc.org


Vermont Youth Conservation Corps - www.vycc.org

Moosalamoo Association - http://www.moosalamoo.org/


North Cascades Conservation Council - http://www.northcascades.org/

Washington Trails Association - http://www.wta.org/

Pacific Northwest Trail Association - www.pnt.org

Back Country Horsemen of Washington State - http://www.bchw.org/


Friends of Sylvania - www.friendsofsylvania.org/


Appalachian Forest Heritage Area - http://www.appalachianforest.us/index.htm

Appalachian Trail Conservancy - http://www.appalachiantrail.org/

West Virginia Highlands Conservancy - http://www.wvhighlands.org/


Wyoming Back Country Horsemen - www.wyobch.org

Wyoming Wilderness Association - www.wildwyo.org