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 between existing and needed wilderness knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Each competency level is made up of the following competencies:

  • Wilderness History, Law, Regulation, and Policy
  • Managing Special Provisions
  • Wilderness Planning
  • Wilderness Field Skills
  • Visitor Use Management and Monitoring
  • Natural and Cultural Resources Management and Monitoring

Competency Levels

For more information, please visit the Arthur Carhart Wilderness Training Center’s website.

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