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The mission of the Wilderness Stewardship Program is to identify & designate specific areas and to steward those lands at the highest level of protection.
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
The course encourages participants to challenge their views on cultural and wilderness stewardship, identify the common ground, and work together to solve complex issues.
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.
This course addresses monitoring goals and methods and weighing the costs associated with gathering precise and accurate data from monitoring efforts.
This course discusses the basis of lightscape resource management, including the threats and principles for management of night sky in wilderness.
This course presents guidelines and current policies managers can follow when managing threatened and endangered species in wilderness.
This course covers sounds versus noises in acoustical environments in wilderness and identifies threats and strategies for addressing soundscape management.
This course covers monitoring soil and water resources, management and mitigation and restoration of impacts on soil and water in wilderness.
The Wilderness Stewardship Building Blocks workshop will focus on compliance with the Wilderness Act, as well as the proposed Vision 2020 goal.
The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with the contents of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and its application in managing a wilderness area.
This course explores the four most important principles of managing wilderness. The stories and case studies are based on real situations.
This course covers managing paleontological resources found in wilderness, including defining paleontological resources, stewardship, and law and policy.
This course provides an in-depth look at the inventory and monitoring process associated with paleontological resources in wilderness resources.
This course covers evaluating proposals for scientific activity in wilderness related to paleontological resources while preserving wilderness character.
This course explains the legal basis for managing air quality in wilderness and the various issues involved for management.
This course presents the legal foundation for managing natural resources in wilderness and addresses the myths and realities of wilderness management.
This course will discuss the qualities of wilderness character and the dilemmas in keeping wilderness natural yet untrammeled.After completing this course, you should be able to:Describe and differentiate the natural and untrammeled qualities of wilderness characterExplain the dilemma that might exist in trying to preserve these two qualities while managing resources in wildernessRecognize the influences on making management decisionsApply a 4-step process for making natural resource restoration decisions that optimized both the natural and untrammeled qualities of wilderness character
This course discusses the process for evaluating proposals for conducting scientific activity in wilderness and while preserving wilderness character.
This course covers visitor use management in wilderness, explains why it is necessary, reviews the relevant authorities and examines management challenges.
This course covers factors that contribute to recreation impacts, and examines management strategies and tactics for solving visitor use impact problems.
This course contains four modules that introduce the process for monitoring campsites, trail impacts and visitor use in wilderness.
This course defines the vegetation component of wilderness resource, their value to wilderness and mandated management policies.
Explore these wilderness resources to learn more about the Wilderness Stewardship Program and become a wilderness steward.