This course explores the four most important principles of managing wilderness. Each Cornerstone begins with a story to help frame the theoretical perspective of that Cornerstone and concludes with a short case study that allows you to practice what you have learned. The stories and case studies are based on real situations. They are designed to stimulate your thought process so that when you are faced with difficult wilderness stewardship issues, you can make well-informed decisions that minimize negative impacts to wilderness character as required by The Wilderness Act of 1964. This course is free.
This course integrates informational text, interactive practice activities, engaging videos, Learn More opportunities, and supplemental reference materials. Following the course, you will take a brief assessment requiring you to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment you will be awarded an electronic certificate of completion.
This course is self-paced and integrates self-study allowing you flexibility in the time needed to complete the course. Within each course, you decide the order and progression you’d like to take, allowing you to revisit and review sections in greater depth as needed.
- Introduction to the Four Cornerstones for Wilderness Managers
- Preserve Wilderness and Natural Conditions
- Protect Wilderness Benefits
- Provide and Use the Minimum Necessary
- Manage Wilderness as a Whole