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Links to Wilderness Organizations (NGOs)

The wilderness movement is driven, in large part, by the contributions of many local, regional and national wilderness stewardship organizations. lists a variety of these organizations that focus on everything from organizing volunteers, educating youth, and promoting responsible wilderness recreation to disseminating information and news and working for future wilderness designations. Want to add your organization to our listing?

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#298 About Wilderness LLC
AI’s mission is to help people develop proficiency in backcountry skills and to learn about Wilderness and wild places. We accomplish this mission by: Sharing knowledge about Wilderness and other public lands to foster stewardship and preservation; Providing programs, for women in particular, to build outdoor skills and confidence to enjoy the freedom, peace, and wonder of the backcountry in Colorado. Emphasis is on hiking; backpacking; map, compass, and basic GPS; Leave No Trace skills; Professional outdoor writing.
#407 Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation
Founded in 2007, the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation promotes stewardship of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and adjacent wildlands and fosters community support for and understanding of wilderness values.
#85 Access Fund
The Access Fund is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and to conserving the climbing environment.
#261 Aerie School of Backcountry Medicine
Aerie School of Backcountry Medicine is a small organization whose growing reputation in wilderness medicine rests on a high level of competence in our instructors, along with strong personal connections with our students. Aerie courses combine focused, up-to-the-minute medical information with deep practical experience. Instructors are both medical professionals and seasoned backcountry travelers. The result is a learning experience that is efficient, profound, and highly enjoyable.
#343 Alaska Wilderness League
The Alaska Wilderness League was founded in 1993 and supports legislative and administrative initiatives to protect Alaska‘s lands and waters, promotes national and local recognition of Alaska’s spectacular environment through public education, strengthens grassroots activism on behalf of Alaska‘s environment, and provides leadership within the environmental community on selected issues that concern Alaska. The Alaska Wilderness League‘s main projects currently include fighting for the permanent protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the sustainable future of Alaska‘s Rainforests.
#130 Alliance for the Wild Rockies
Alliance for the Wild Rockies works to protect wilderness, wild and scenic rivers, and biological corridors in the northern Rockies.
#289 Alliance for Wilderness Education and Stewardship
The Alliance for Wilderness Education and Stewardship is a non-profit wilderness stewardship organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the National Wilderness Preservation System through citizen stewardship projects and public education. We are unique in the wilderness conservation community, because our mission is to care for existing wilderness areas rather than strive for new designation. We were founded by leaders from conservation organizations, wilderness agencies, academia and corporations. With decades of experience among us, we know America’s Wilderness can no longer be managed by federal agencies alone, nor can it be sustained without new champions.
#234 Alpine Lakes Protection Society
Since the designation of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in 1976, ALPS has been working hard to protect all parts of the Alpine Lakes region.
#263 American Hiking Society
As the national voice for America's hikers, American Hiking Society promotes and protects foot trails and the hiking experience.
#307 Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a volunteer-based, private nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the 2,175-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail, a 250,000-acre greenway extending from Maine to Georgia. Our mission is to ensure that future generations will enjoy the clean air and water, scenic vistas, wildlife and opportunities for simple recreation and renewal along the entire Trail corridor.
#175 Arizona Wilderness Coalition
The Arizona Wilderness Coalition (AWC) is an ad hoc organization of groups and individuals whose mission is to protect and restore wilderness and other wildlands and waters in Arizona. The AWC will coordinate and conduct inventories, educate citizens about these lands, enlist continuing support and advocate for their lasting protection.
#262 Back Country Horsemen of America
Back Country Horsemen of America has been around since 1973 working to perpetuate the historic use of recreational stock in the back country.
#242 Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers seeks to ensure America’s outdoor heritage in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of clean water and wilderness.
#391 Biodiversity Conservation Alliance
The Biodiversity Conservation Alliance provides a powerful legal defense for public lands, and promotes positive solutions that maintain wild country and healthy populations of native plants and animals. Empowering the public and bringing scientific knowledge to bear on the management of our public lands are keys to our success.
#310 Blue and White Crew
The Blue and White Crew is a volunteer trail crew, sponsored by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. The crew works primarily to maintain wilderness-designated trails in Shenandoah National Park and conducts training sessions in traditional tool skills (ax and crosscut training).
#257 Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring and preserving the trail system and wilderness values in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.
#82 Boy Scouts of America
Brief description of the wilderness use practices adopted by the BSA.
#168 California Wild Heritage Campaign
The mission of the California Wild Heritage Campaign is to ensure the permanent protection of California's remaining wild public lands and rivers. The Campaign will build support for wilderness and wild & scenic river designation in the following ways: 1) compiling a detailed citizen's inventory of California's remaining wild places; 2) organizing local communities in support of those places; 3) building a diverse, broad-based coalition; and 4) educating the general public, government officials and the media about the importance of protecting California's wild heritage.
#182 California Wilderness Coalition
A voice for California wilderness.
#167 Campaign for America's Wilderness
The Campaign for America's Wilderness works with people like you to permanently protect America's wild places for future generations.
#109 Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Includes details of CPAWS, their regional chapters, their wilderness and wildlife initiatives, and an index of Canadian and international environmental organizations.
#153 Colong Foundation for Wilderness
Contains information on all wilderness areas in Australia.
#114 Colorado Environmental Coalition
Colorado Environmental Coalition is a grassroots, citizen's group committed to protecting Colorado's lands. The Coalition has a long history of working on Wilderness designation for BLM and other public lands in Colorado.
#311 Colorado's Forest Legacy
Colorado's Forest Legacy is a broad coalition of wildlife enthusiasts, recreationists, and conservations who have come together to protect Colorado’s quality of life by preserving roadless areas in our state’s National Forests.
#312 Conservation Northwest
Since 1989 Conservation Northwest has worked to protect and connect old-growth forests and other wilderness and wild areas from the Washington Coast to the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia for the benefit of wildlife and people.
#306 Continental Divide Trail Alliance
The Continental Divide Trail Alliance (CDTA) was formed in 1995 to assist the federal land management agencies in the completion, management and protection of the Trail. The CDTA is a 501-c(3) nonprofit organization with nearly 3,000 members working to increase public involvement, volunteer commitment and private sector support on the CDT
#305 Continental Divide Trail Society
The Society is a grassroots organization, with about 250 members in nearly every State and several foreign countries. It is funded entirely by membership support and sales of books and maps. The Society, which does not seek or obtain grants from governmental agencies or foundations, is an independent advocate and resource for the hikers of today and tomorrow. The mission of the Society is to help in the planning, development, and maintenance of the CDT as a silent trail and to assist users plan and enjoy their experiences along the route.
#385 Desolation Wilderness Volunteers
Founded in 2003, the Desolation Wilderness Volunteers is a volunteer organization working side-by-side with the Forest Service, mainly with the Pacific Ranger District on the Eldorado National Forest and the Taylor Creek Ranger Station in South Lake Tahoe.
#159 Ecology Fund
EcologyFund gets new funds for critical habitat and wilderness preservation using the power of the internet. When you "click to donate" our sponsors pay the project you selected to preserve the number of square feet shown by each project. You pay nothing.
#372 Equestrian Land Conservation Resource
ELCR is a national organization whose mission is to advance the conservation of land for horse-related activity, in front country, back country, and wilderness.
#345 Friends of Allegheny Wilderness
Friends of Allegheny Wilderness seeks to foster an appreciation of wilderness values and benefits, and to work with local communities to ensure that increased wilderness protection is a priority of the stewardship of the Allegheny National Forest.
#400 Friends of Harper Creek and Lost Cove Wilderness
Friends of Harper Creek and Lost Cove Wilderness protects the 12,846-acre Harper Creek & Lost Cove Wilderness Study Areas on the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina.
#363 Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wildernesses
FOME & LC participates in stewardship, education and outreach in the Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wilderness areas of the Arapaho and the Pike National Forests and volunteers in cooperation with the Forest Service’s Clear Creek, South Platte and South Park Ranger Districts.
#364 Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wildernesses Volunteer Information
FOME & LC volunteer programs--projects, events and trainings--are an attempt to help the Forest Service meet the 10 elements of the Wilderness Stewardship Challenge.
#181 Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Friends of Nevada Wilderness is a wilderness education and advocacy group that strives to keep Nevada's wild places wild.
#368 Friends of Oregon Badlands Wilderness
The mission of Friends of Oregon Badlands Wilderness (F.o.B., the Fobbits) is to restore, protect and preserve the Oregon Badlands Wilderness, engaging individuals in the community in education and restoration projects while at the same time deepening their connection with the landscape and building their support for wilderness.
#362 Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is concerned residents of North Idaho, Western Montana, and Eastern Washington. We believe that the 88,000-acre Scotchman Peaks roadless area deserves permanent protection as wilderness. Faced with rapid growth and change, we want to make sure that this special place stays the same, not only for us but for the benefit of future generations. It is our aim to preserve one of the last and largest wild areas in our region.
#118 Friends of the Boundary Waters
The official site of the The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness - an environmental organization whose sole focus is the protection and preservation of this beautiful wilderness canoe country--the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and surrounding areas of the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem. There are also excerpts from BWCA Wilderness News, a publication of the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness.
#396 Friends of the Central Cascades Wilderness
Friends of the Central Cascades Wilderness helps steward the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Three Sisters, Diamond Peak, and Mt. Thielsen Wilderness Areas by promoting public awareness of wilderness and wild lands and building a local constituency that recognizes the importance of and supports wilderness stewardship practices.
#294 Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness
FENW helps the Dillon and Holy Cross Ranger Districts of the White River National Forest maintain portions of the Eagles Nest, Ptarmigan Peak, and Holy Cross Wilderness areas.
#210 Friends of the Tumacacori Highlands
Located 15 miles northwest of Nogales, Arizona, on the west side of the Santa Cruz River, the Tumacacori Highlands are known for their spectacularly eroded, lichen- drenched cliffs and undulating hills of grass and madrean oaks. The area is an exceptional arena for the intermingling of sub-tropical and northern plant and animal species, many of which are rare and do not exist anywhere else in the United States. These mountains host over fifty sensitive species – one of the highest concentrations of imperiled species in the state. Combined with the large tracks of roadless lands, Wilderness designation will preserve this rich natural history for generations to come and allow the communities of Arizona and the Southwest to appreciate this landscape in its truly wild character forever.
#194 George Wright Society
Dedicated to the protection, preservation, and management of cultural and natural parks and reserves through research and education.
#376 Georgia ForestWatch
Georgia ForestWatch promotes management that leads to naturally self-sustaining forests and watersheds within national forest lands in Georgia, and promotes preservation of this legacy for future generations.
#402 Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club
The Grand Canyon Chapter seeks to engage its members and the public in protecting our communities; public lands, including national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges; rivers and streams; and wildlife.
#357 Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Great Old Broads was founded in 1989, and today our wrinkled ranks have grown to include men and younger women (Broads-in-training), though the majority of members continues to be older women committed to protecting wilderness areas by raising public awareness for the importance of wilderness.
#268 High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew
This group organizes trail maintenance projects in the Sierra Nevadas for volunteers.
#246 Izaak Walton League of America
The Izaak Walton League is a diverse group of 50,000 men and women dedicated to protecting our nation's soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife. Our strength lies in our grassroots, commonsense approach to solving local, regional and national conservation issues. Our interests span the spectrum of outdoor recreation and conservation activities, from angling and birding to stream monitoring, wildlife photography and hunting. But we all share one major goal: to protect and use sustainably America's rich resources to ensure a high quality of life for all people, now and in the future.
#411 Kroka Expeditions
Kroka Expeditions is a non-profit wilderness expedition school based on a year-round, organic farm in Marlow, New Hampshire. We believe that consciousness and altruistic will can be brought forward through a living relationship with the natural world and by taking our places within the circle of community.
#378 Los Padres Forest Watch
ForestWatch was founded in 2004 and works toward designation of wilderness on the Los Padres National Forest.
#111 Montana Wilderness Association
This site includes press releases and news of recent campaigns, history of MWA, and copies of recent newsletters. Also, features on specific Montana roadless areas.
#93 Mountaineers
The country's third largest outdoor recreation organization. This site has articles about mountaineering and conservation, as well as a photo gallery and bookstore.
#352 New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors
The NMVFO is a volunteer organization which performs maintenance on public lands in New Mexico. Every year NMVFO does trail maintenance in the Pecos, San Pedro Parks, Aldo Leopold, and Gila Wildernesses. All volunteers are welcome on our projects.
#279 New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
Founded in 1997, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is a grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued enjoyment of New Mexico's wildlands and Wilderness Areas. The primary goal of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is to ensure the protection and restoration of all remaining wild lands in New Mexico through administrative designations, federal Wilderness designation, and on-going advocacy.
#269 Nicodemus Wilderness Project
The Robert F. Nicodemus Memorial Wilderness Project is a 501(c)(3) whose purpose is to To educate humanity—especially our youth —about the importance of protecting the wild lands and waters that sustain Earth’s biodiversity and ecosystems by working together on wilderness conservation and stewardship efforts.
#233 North Cascades Conservation Council
To protect and preserve the North Cascades' scenic, scientific, recreational, educational, and wilderness values." Continuing this mission, NCCC keeps government officials, environmental organizations, and the general public informed about issues affecting the Greater North Cascades Ecosystem. Action is pursued through legislative, legal, and public participation channels to protect the lands, waters, plants and wildlife.
#344 Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness
MNW is a grassroots advocacy group founded in 1996 to organize local Minnesota residents in support of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a state wilderness, Superior National Forest, Voyageurs National Park, and other local wild places.
#238 Northwest Ecosystem Alliance
Northwest Ecosystem Alliance protects and restores wildlands in the Pacific Northwest and supports such efforts in British Columbia. We bridge science and advocacy, working with activists, policy makers and the general public to conserve our natural heritage.
#373 Ohio Wilderness League
The Ohio Wilderness League seeks new wilderness areas for addition to the National Wilderness Preservation System and encourages the conservation and restoration of wild, roadless habitats in forest, wetland, and prairie ecosystems in Ohio.
#232 Olympic Park Associates
If you share with us a passion for Olympic National Park, a concern for the Park's future, and a vision that Olympic National Park should always be a wild and natural place, we invite you to join Olympic Park Associates. As a member you will receive our newsletter, and special mailings alerting you to issues impacting the Park. More importantly, you will be supporting an organization that has been working since 1948 to preserve Olympic National Park's wilderness beauty and splendor "for the benefit and enjoyment of the people" of present and future generations.
#302 Pacific Crest Trail Association
The mission of the Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail so as to reflect it world-class significance, for the enjoyment, education and adventure of hikers and equestrians.
#389 Paint the Parks
Paint the Parks raises awareness, artwork, and funds for protected areas by 1) building a network of artists inspired to paint and protect parks 2) inspire art collectors to collect park art 3) raise funds for parks through art sales 4) provide valuable information to artists, collectors, and nature lovers.
#394 Primitive Pursuits
Primitive Pursuits offers skills and experiences that create life-long connections with nature including classes and workshops on birding, tree lore and cultivation, bow-making, primitive technology, winter survival, permaculture and animal tracking.
#304 Public Lands Information Center
The Public Lands Interpretive Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit educational organization. PLIA works in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the USDA Forest Service and the US Fish & Wildlife Service to provide interpretive and educational resources to the public. All proceeds go to support the educational, research and scientific programs of these agencies. Public Lands Interpretive Association initiated the Public Lands Information Center project in response to demand for a single source of information about recreation and land use on all public lands in a state, regardless of managing agency. We realize that when you have a destination or an activity in mind, your concern is to find out where to go, when to go, what to do, and how much it will cost. But up until now, getting those answers often meant an endless goose chase of contacting government agencies and trying to pinpoint the correct agency, department, or office.
#341 Quiet Use Coalition
A conservation group, The Quiet Use Coalition, has been formed in the Upper Arkansas Valley in central Colorado. The Quiet Use Coalition is primarily concerned with addressing the rapidly expanding use of personal motorized recreational vehicles, such as ATV‘s, dirtbikes, snowmobiles and jetskis on national lands and waters.
#303 Recreation One-Stop
Recreation One-Stop is one of the E-Government initiatives in the President's Management Agenda to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and customer service of the recreation programs. The Recreation One-Stop initiative is intended to enhance customer satisfaction with recreational experiences on public lands. It will improve access to recreation-related information generated by the Federal government, streamline the systems used to manage that information, and increase the sharing of recreation-related information among government and non-government organizations. The investment will include the procurement of a new contract to integrate the separate National Park Reservation Service and National Reservation Recreation Service with the website.
#379 Remote Footprints
Remote Footprints is a nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing experiential learning, remote areas exploration, and outdoor adventure as tools to increase awareness of the necessity to conserve wilderness and biodiversity.
#280 Rewilding Institute
The Rewilding Institute (TRI) is a 501(c)3 conservation think tank dedicated to the development and promotion of ideas and strategies to advance continental-scale conservation in North America and to combat the extinction crisis. Think-tank though it may be, The Rewilding Institute is engaged in and dedicated to activist conservation work with real successes on the ground.
#409 San Juan Mountains Association
SJMA was created in 1988 to assist the San Juan National Forest in providing education and interpretation of public lands in Southwest Colorado.
#406 Sawtooth Society
The focus of the Sawtooth Society's stewardship efforts is wilderness trail maintenance in the three Wz areas within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area: Sawtooth Wilderness, Boulder-White Wilderness, and Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness.
#86 Schumacher College - An internation center for ecological studies
Schumacher College was founded in 1991 on the conviction that a new vision is needed for society, its values and its relationship to the earth.
#348 Selway-Bitterroot Foundation
The Selway-Bitterroot Foundation is committed to connecting citizens and communities to assist in the stewardship of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and surrounding wildlands.
#399 Sequoia ForestKeeper
Sequoia ForestKeeper works to protect and restore the ecosystems of the southern Sierra Nevada – including both the Sequoia National Forest and the Giant Sequoia National Monument – through monitoring, enforcement, education, and litigation.
#211 Sequoia Wild Heritage Project
Our mission is to add existing roadless areas of the Sequoia National Park, National Forest, and National Monument to the National Wilderness Preservation System.
#237 Sierra Club
The Sierra Club's members are 700,000 of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Our mission is to explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
#350 Sierra Nevada Wilderness Education Project is the brainchild of the Sierra Nevada Wilderness Education Project that serves to provide a centralized reliable source for current information and recent news about the 28 designated Wilderness areas in the Sierra Nevada.
#392 Society for Wilderness Stewardship
The Society for Wilderness Stewardship is the national non-profit membership organization dedicated to informing, uniting, and supporting the extensive community groups and individuals actively engaged in stewardship of America's National Wilderness Preservation System.
#377 Society for Wilderness Stewardship
The Society for Wilderness Stewardship is the national membership organization dedicated to informing, uniting, and supporting the extensive community groups and individuals actively engaged in stewardship of America’s National Wilderness Preservation System. We are committed to uniting these communities to explore and address wilderness stewardship issues. Our individual members include a wide range of people interested in the stewardship of wilderness: researchers, managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, volunteers, students, business owners, and American citizens.
#79 Society of American Foresters
Position statement on wilderness management, uses, values, and impacts.
#397 Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards
Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) is a conservation non-profit dedicated to providing stewardship to protected public lands in the Southern Appalachian region, which includes areas in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. Founded in 2010, SAWS serves as a resource for the federal agencies, supplementing existing stewardship efforts and providing support where there are none.
#360 Southern Nevada Outside
A blog about volunteer opportunities in southern Nevada.
#112 Southern Utah Wilderness Association
Pages at this site include photographs of Utahan wilderness, recent newsletters, Utah wilderness timeline, etc. Includes impressive clickable map and photographic database of wilderness areas threatened by development, and on-line version of Wilderness at the Edge.
#224 Student Conservation Association
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) provides interns and volunteers with meaningful conservation service opportunities in our National Parks, Forests and other public lands. Enjoy adventure, gain experience, and make a difference.
#388 Tennessee Wild
Tennessee Wild is dedicated to protecting wilderness on the Cherokee National Forest for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations.
#301 The Adventurerr
The LocalHikes web site provides information on local hiking opportunities near both large and small metropolitan areas in the United States. You can find the perfect trail by selecting your metro area below to browse the available hikes, or by using the search feature to find the trails closest to your home or office. The hikes on this site were contributed by volunteer LocalHikes reporters from around the country.
#299 Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
The TRCP is a non-profit organization with a national focus on access and conservation issues affecting hunting and angling.
#395 United Trail Maintainers of California
The mission of United Trail Maintainers of California is to protect and preserve access to public lands by maintaining public trails, primarily the Sequoia, Los Padres, Six Rivers and Klamath National Forests. We provide trail maintenance services that include using certified crosscut and chainsaw sawyers and pack animals to support other trail maintenance organizations as well as government agencies.
#390 Upper Arkansas Wilderness Volunteers
The Upper Arkansas WIliderness Volunteers work with the Salida and Leadville, CO Ranger Districts in the San Isabel National Forest and cover much of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, all of the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness and Mt. Massive Wilderness and a smaller part of the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness and Holy Cross Wilderness.
#386 Utah Environmental Congress
UEC is a nonprofit, independent, environmental watchdog for the National Forests and native wildlife in Utah.
#309 Utah Wilderness Atlas
Utah Wilderness Atlas provides a variety of maps of Utah wilderness areas including SVG maps, satellite imagery and Google Earth GIS downloads.
#308 Ventana Wilderness Alliance
The mission of the Ventana Wilderness Alliance is to protect, preserve, enhance and restore the wilderness qualities and biodiversity of the public lands within California's northern Santa Lucia Mountains and Big Sur coast.
#374 Virginia Wilderness Committee
The Virginia Wilderness Committee is a citizens group working since 1969 for permanent protection of the most outstanding wild places on public land in Virginia.
#300 Washington Trails Association
Washington Trails Association (WTA) is the voice for hikers in Washington state. WTA protects hiking trails and wild lands, takes thousands of volunteers out to maintain trails, and promotes hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore Washington.
#236 Washington Wilderness Coalition
Protecting Washington's Wild Places for over Twenty Years...
#113 West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
Formed in 1967 to preserve the natural beauty of the West Virginia Highlands, the Conservancy is the state's oldest environmental advocacy organization. The WVHC has been instrumental in creation of the Monongahela National Forest Wilderness areas and in preventing the destruction of Canaan Valley. The site features news, hiking guides, as well as extensive information on the proposed Blackwater Canyon National Park.
#359 West Virginia Wilderness Coalition
The West Virginia Wilderness Coalition consists of a diverse grassroots movement of West Virginians including members of the faith community, business owners, organizational leaders, health care professionals, and elected officials who came together with a common vision to protect the wildest places on the state’s federal public land.
#115 Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Details of WCWC's goals and campaigns, including proposed wilderness areas and provincial parks. Also, on-line versions of annual members reports and list of coming events.
#401 Wild & Scenic Rivers
We are a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to nurturing relationships, understanding local values, articulating threats and presenting solutions for conservation efforts on the Wild Rivers Coast. (includes protection of the wilderness character values of the Kalmiopsis through opposition to mining that would affect the headwaters of the Smith, Rogue and Illinois Rivers)
#203 WILD Foundation
The WILD Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), non-governmental organization founded in the United States in 1974 by South African Ian Player, and based in Ojai, California. For 29 years, WILD has worked around the world to protect highly threatened wilderness areas and wildlife.
#358 Wild South
Wild South is a non-profit grassroots organization whose mission is to inspire people to enjoy, value and protect the wild character and natural legacy of the South.
#121 Wild Wilderness
Wild Wilderness believes that America's public recreation lands are a national treasure that must be financially supported by the American people and held in public ownership as a legacy for future generations!!
#398 WildEarth Guardians
WildEarth Guardians is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that protects and restores wildlife, wild rivers, and wild places in the American West, through grass roots activism, deep understanding of the legal framework of the Endangered Species Act and federal and state agencies, and lawsuits when necessary.
#347 Wilderness Awareness School
Wilderness Awareness School is a national not-for-profit environmental education organization established in 1983 and based in Duvall, Washington. Our wilderness education courses draw on traditions from indigenous cultures world-wide, emphasizing nature as teacher, routines to enhance awareness, storytelling, self-motivated learning, and tracking as an interpretive tool.
#177 Wilderness Land Trust
Over the last decade, The Wilderness Land Trust has acquired and protected 191 wilderness inholding parcels in seven western states, protecting 38 treasured wilderness areas.
#260 Wilderness Medical Associates
For several decades Wilderness Medical Associates has been teaching the courses to clients such as the FBI, Outward Bound, search and rescue organizations, colleges and universities, camps and travel organizations. Courses range from 2-day wilderness first aid to month-long EMT+WEMT to highly specialized wilderness advanced life support.
#259 Wilderness Medicine Institute
The Wilderness Medicine Institute provides the highest quality education and information for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies.
#410 Wilderness Need
The Wilderness Need website includes trip information for select wilderness areas, interviews with wilderness heros, and commentary on wilderness topics.
#408 Wilderness Report
Wilderness Report protects the unique wild character of our nation's wilderness areas and wild rivers by educating the outdoor recreation community about the Wilderness Act, collecting and sharing information about wilderness management practices, and working to assure that every wilderness and wild river is managed to protect and enhance the area’s wilderness values.
#107 Wilderness Society, The
Features information about the Wilderness Society and its history as well as updates on its campaigns.
#157 Wilderness Society, The (Australia)
The Wilderness Society in Australia, a nicely done site.
#204 Wilderness Task Force Collaboration Center
Member organizations include: World Wilderness Congress, Int'l Journal of Wilderness, The WILD Foundation, The World Conservation Union, EZEMVELO KZN WILDLIFE, World Commission on Protected Areas.
#318 Wilderness Volunteers
Wilderness Volunteers is a non-profit organization created in 1997 to organize and promote volunteer service in America’s wild lands.
#183 Wilderness Watch
Wilderness Watch is the only national conservation organization dedicated solely to the protection and proper stewardship of those lands and rivers included in the National Wilderness Preservation System and National Wild & Scenic Rivers System.
#371 Wilderness Workshop
The Wilderness Workshop is the conservation watchdog of the White River National Forest and adjacent federal public lands.
#223 Wildlands Project
The Wildlands Project is working to restore and protect the natural heritage of North America. Additionally, the Wildlands Project publishes the Wild Earth Journal.
#205 World Wilderness Congress
Established by WILD in 1977, the World Wilderness Congress is the longest-running, public international environmental forum. WILD's convening power and credibility on policy issues stem in large part from WWCs, which have provided the best-known and most effective platform for debating and acting on wilderness issues. Unlike many other conferences, WWCs are truly objective-oriented, designed to produce results in policy, education, research, and management, and most importantly, to catalyze new protected area designations.
#375 Wyoming Wilderness Association
The Wyoming Wilderness Association works to support wilderness legislation to protect Wyoming’s public lands.

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