Seeking Volunteers for the Tucson Office
Want to help AWC, but just can’t get away? How about helping in the Tucson office for a few hours?
If you have any experience, your time would be a great gift to AWC! Learn more.
Coronado NF Plan Revision Comment Period Extended
Comments now due March 6th
The public comment period for the Coronado National Forest Draft Land Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been extended through March 6, 2014. Learn more.
Guided Hike Along the Verde River
Join us on a guided hike along the Upper Verde River. There will be ample opportunities for photos — so bring a camera and lots of good snacks! We will be stopping frequently throughout the day both to appreciate the natural beauty of the landscape and also discuss some of the realities of this waterway. This walk is appropriate for all ability levels and should be enjoyed by all. Read more.
The Promise of Wilderness
James Morton Turner will discuss his recently released book, The Promise of Wilderness: Wilderness and the Myths of American Environmentalism as part of the Tucson Festival of Books. Read more.
A Discussion on Wilderness Past & Future
Barbara Hawke will be speaking on Wilderness Past & Future at the Summit Hut stores in Oro Valley. Join her for this look at the Wilderness Act and what it has meant to Arizona.
Win a Jeep and Help AWC!
Get Your Ticket by May 31st!
How’d you like to pack up a new car for your next camping trip? Jim Click Automotive has donated a 2014 Jeep Cherokee to local nonprofits for a raffle and fundraiser, and 100% of your raffle ticket goes to AWC’s work.
Coconino National Forest Plan Revision is Underway!
Your support for wilderness protections is crucial, as the management plan now being drafted can affect the Coconino Forest for years to come. Learn more.
Celebrate Your Wild Place! 50th Anniversary Celebration Launches New Website
Arizona launches a statewide website celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. See what activities are happening in your favorite wilderness areas!
Wild Stew Heats up in 2014
Join the Wild Stew program on a volunteer backpack trip to one of your favorite wilderness areas this year! The 2014 schedule is heating up - see what's on the menu and spend a weekend with us!
National Parks Bring in Big Bucks to AZ
Doug Ramsey, Public News Service
Arizona's National Parks and Monuments are pumping three-quarters of a billion dollars annually into the state's economy. A new report from the National Park Service shows just under 10 million people visited Arizona's National Park areas in 2012. With over 444,000 acres of wilderness under NPS management, many people don't realize that there is a lot of designated wilderness supporting a healthy economy in Arizona. Learn more.
Poll Finds Conservation Could Play Role in Upcoming Elections
A new poll has found that more than two-thirds of Arizona respondents — across party lines — were more likely to vote for a candidate who “supports enhancing protections for public lands like national forests.” Learn more.
Restoring Ecological Balance to the Santa Catalinas
Sixty years ago, the number of Desert bighorn sheep in Arizona had plummeted to fewer than 1,000. Today, after numerous translocations, bighorn numbers have improved to around 5,500. Learn why.
Our 2013 Annual Report is Now Available
We're pleased to announce that the 2012-2013 Annual Report is now available for viewing online. "Designations don't protect wild places - people do." and we thank you for your continued support of AWC. View/download the Annual Report.
Wild Stew Program on CBS-5 Morning News
Love the outdoors? AZ Wilderness Coalition needs you! Reporter Nicole Crites chats with volunteer steward Scott Hulbert and AWC's Sam Frank. Watch the CBS-5 segment
Wild Stew Program Wins Coveted Crescordia Award for Environmental Excellence!
Nominated for the SRP "Stewardship Award" for Central AZ, AWC's program took home the top prize in the category! Read about it here...
Meet AWC's Newest and First Steward for a Wild & Scenic River, Fossil Creek
After training with AWC, Matt Kalina is ready to monitor Fossil Springs Wilderness. Read more about Matt...