The mission of the National Park Service (NPS) Wilderness Stewardship Program (WSD) is to identify and advance park lands to become part of the National Wilderness Preservation System and to steward those lands at the highest level of wilderness protection.
The program trains NPS staff and educates the public about wilderness character, values, and ethics. Further, the program works closely with its sister agencies and external partners to enhance capacity and engage stakeholders in becoming global stewards of our remaining wild landscapes.
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Click here to view the 2015 Wilderness Report.
From the Report
Wilderness stewardship and management is highly dynamic and always evolving. In order to ensure that wilderness practitioners and interdisciplinary partners are managing most effectively, the NPS Wilderness Stewardship Program promotes opportunities for wilderness training.
|Training Opportunities||NPS Staff Trained in 2015|
|Interagency Wilderness Workshops||46|
|Park-Specific Wilderness Workshops||184|
|Distance Education Courses||10|
|Online Training Courses||617|