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Explore these wilderness resources to learn more about the Wilderness Stewardship Program and become a wilderness steward.
What It Is The policies contained in Chapter 6: Wilderness Preservation and Management provide guidance in the management of designated, recommended, potential and proposed wilderness areas located within National Park Service lands. Covered topics include: Wilderness eligibility considerations Resource management Scientific activities Fire management Trails and campsites Signage Native American access and use Rights-of-way Why It
What It Is Reference Manual #41: Wilderness Stewardship provides comprehensive guidance to National Park Service employees responsible for managing and preserving wilderness character and wilderness resources throughout the NPS system. RM-41 serves as Level 3 guidance, and includes relevant legislation, regulations, Management Policies, other instructions or requirements issued through Director’s Order #41, as well as
The mission of the Wilderness Stewardship Program is to identify & designate specific areas and to steward those lands at the highest level of protection.
Learn more about the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and the training opportunities the training center offers.
Advance your skills with these three Wilderness University Education Programs recommended by the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center.
The Wilderness Stewardship Building Blocks workshop will focus on compliance with the Wilderness Act, as well as the proposed Vision 2020 goal.
Overview Simply designating a wilderness does not assure its preservation. An understanding of wilderness values is needed to guide all activities in wilderness. Wilderness management applies guidelines derived from social and natural sciences to preserve the qualities for which wilderness was established. Wilderness Stewardship Competency Levels Wilderness professionals can use these competencies to identify gaps
Each year the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center & its partners offer one or more free webinars on different topics. Access new & archived webinars here.
This website is a public wilderness site formed in 1996 through a collaborative partnership visiting the site can help you learn more about Wilderness.
Course announcement for Wilderness Stewardship Building Blocks course, also known as Preservation of Wilderness Character Training.
The Reference Manual 60 - Aviation Management provides detailed guidance to NPS personnel engaged in aviation management activities.
An inter-agency guide to the collaborative stewardship of America's National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS).
The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute provides scientific research services for the four National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) agencies.
What It Is Director’s Order 41 – Wilderness Stewardship provides accountability, consistency, and continuity in the National Park Service (NPS) wilderness stewardship program, and guides servicewide efforts in meeting the requirements of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131-1136). This Order clarifies, where necessary, specific provisions of Management Policies 2006 and establishes specific instructions and requirements.
The Wilderness Stewardship Certificate Program (WSCP) exists to support wilderness professionals and those who work in related areas
The mission of the Wilderness Stewardship Program is to identify and advance park lands to become part of the National Wilderness Preservation System
The national Leave No Trace (LNT) training program has grown to include over 6,500 Leave No Trace Master Educators, and Leave No Trace Trainers.
WHAT is Wilderness Basics? The Wilderness Basics Toolkit is an online resource available for parks, regions, and/or programs to use when developing the Wilderness Basics for any wilderness area (designated or other categories of wilderness). The Toolkit is a collection of templates, examples, and other resources to develop Wilderness Basics in a park. Chapter 2 of Keeping