The National Wilderness Preservation System is a treasure for all Americans. Taking care of the precious resource of Wilderness is what the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance is all about. NWSA has posted only a few Wilderness resources here because much more detail is available on the incredibly helpful There you will find almost everything you can think of about Wilderness law, regulation, policy and management.

The Wilderness Act

This landmark 1964 Act created the National Wilderness Preservation System and a way to protect “untrammeled” American wild areas for generations to come.

The Wilderness Act PDF


2020 Vision Document

This interagency document (National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the US Geological Survey) lays out priorities for the National Wilderness Preservation System from 2015 – 2020.

2020 Vision Document PDF