Recordings

Past Webinar Recordings

Past webinars are recorded and select ones are listed here, starting with the most recent. Are you searching for one that's not listed? Webinars hosted by other agencies or organizations such as the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, Partnership for the National Trail System, and Society for Outdoor Recreation Professionals are archived online by those organizations. 

Climate Change and Wilderness: A Gnarly Issue (2021)

Host: Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center

Wilderness areas are not immune to the changing climate. As stewards of our most enduring resource, managers must understand the effects of climate change and the long-lasting impacts of decisions and actions they may take. This webinar explored the challenges of managing wilderness in a changing climate and the RAD (Resist-Accept-Direct) decision framework as a tool to assist in making informed, purposeful choices about responding to conditions of continuous change.

Climate change and wilderness webinar recording from December 7, 2021

Are we losing quiet spaces and natural places? (2021)

Host: Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center

Wilderness areas are the most protected public lands in America, and offer numerous benefits for the land, the species that exist there, and people who visit. Though wilderness is managed in such a way to maintain wilderness character, modern intrusions in wilderness are a growing problem. Many contemporary wilderness visitors use technology such as Bluetooth speakers to enhance their own wilderness experience. Others build structures such as cairns either as art or for wayfinding. However, such intrusions are counter to the ideal of wilderness. This webinar featured Ben Lawhon, Senior Director of Research and Consulting with Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

Quiet spaces webinar recording from November 4, 2021

Wilderness and Traditional Indigenous Beliefs (2021)

Host: National Park Service Alaska Region

This webinar highlights some of the intersecting perspectives on the human nature relationship. Three panelists from three different cultures and perspectives share why they value the homeland of the Gwich'in and Cup'ik people, a place that is also known as a wilderness area within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This webinar features Roger Kaye, Polly Napiryuk Andrews, and Bernadette Dimientieff.

Wilderness and traditional Indigenous beliefs webinar recording from October 26, 2021

National Park Service—An Introduction to Wilderness Character (2020)

Host: National Park Service

Preserving wilderness character is mandated by the Wilderness Act of 1964 and agency policy. This webinar provided the basics of why we preserve wilderness character, the definition of wilderness character, including the qualities and what degrades them, and how to integrate wilderness character into National Park Service planning, monitoring and operations. Presenters included Roger Semler, NPS Wilderness Stewardship Division Chief, Tim Devine, Wilderness Stewardship Branch Chief for Training and Development and NPS Representative at the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, and Erin Drake, NPS Wilderness Stewardship Communications and Outreach Specialist.

Introduction to Wilderness Character webinar recording from May 5, 2020

Wilderness in the NPS—An Exploration of the Wilderness Stewardship Division (2020)

Host: National Park Service

This webinar focused on the role and function of the National Park Service's (NPS) Wilderness Stewardship Division, and highlighted key partners and resources critical to successful wilderness stewardship. Presenters included Roger Semler, NPS Wilderness Stewardship Division Chief, Tim Devine, Wilderness Stewardship Branch Chief for Training and Development and NPS Representative at the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, and Erin Drake, NPS Wilderness Stewardship Communications and Outreach Specialist.

NPS Wilderness Stewardship Division webinar recording from April 9, 2020 

Wilderness Stewardship Performance Series (2017-2022)

Host: Forest Service

This series features various speakers from the Forest Service who discuss specific Wilderness Stewardship Performance elements. Recordings include detailed information on element scoring, required deliverables associated with each element, and where to find support resources.