Stewardship Training in Sycamore Canyon Wilderness
The Arizona Wilderness Coalition in collaboration with the Friends of the Verde River is excited to announce a special hands-on experience that will introduce you to the concept of wilderness stewardship. Join us for this two-day event in Prescott National Forest's beautiful Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. Learn More & Register Now!
Get Out & Give Back
We invite you to join us on a Wilderness Stewardship trip! Our goal is simple, we go out into wilderness areas (and potential wilderness!) to report on what we see, maintain trails, and preserve wilderness. Exploration, monitoring, and maintenance are key to the integrity and sustainability of our remaining wild places. What could be better? We hike/backpack into amazing places throughout Arizona and provide a huge benefit for our wild lands and waters! Get all the details!
Tonto National Forest Plan Advances
The large-scale revision of the Tonto National Forest (TNF) Land and Resource Management Plan is moving ahead with the official release of the “Notice of Intent” to revise the Plan. With 3 million acres, seven wilderness areas and two wild and scenic rivers, there’s a lot at stake. Learn more here.
AWC Community Organizing for Kingman & Safford Travel Management
This spring AWC will be community organizing in Kingman and Safford, AZ. Our goal is to share with the public, the BLM, and stakeholders our conservation concerns relevant to the Travel Management Plan; empower citizen advocacy; and come up with responsible and practical negotiations. Read more and learn how you can participate.
Wild Stew Year in Review
Our wilderness stewardship program has been busy in the past couple years, with 35 projects across Arizona and well over 100 volunteers engaged. View our 2017 - 2019 year in review and upcoming projects.
New Reports on the San Pedro
In May the Bureau of Land Management released San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area's reports for Wild and Scenic River eligibility and Lands with Wilderness Characteristics. Read more.
Economic Contribution of Quiet Recreation on BLM Lands
Quiet recreation on BLM lands provides an estimated $162 million in spending impact for Arizona, according to a new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts. These findings offer great support for the need to retain, maintain, and preserve public lands in a natural state as a foundation for hiking, birding, hunting, mountain biking and other quiet recreation pursuits. Read more.