Federal Interagency Wilderness Steering Committee and Wilderness Policy Council

Collectively, the Wilderness Steering Committee (WSC) and Wilderness Policy Council (WPC) oversee management of the National Wilderness Preservation System, the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute and assist in oversight of the Wilderness.net project. Both groups include representatives from each of the wilderness management agencies and the USGS. The WSC reports to the WPC.

Wilderness Steering Committee Members

  • Peter Keller, Bureau of Land Management (National Wilderness Program Lead)

  • Nancy Roeper, Fish and Wildlife Service (National Wilderness Coordinator)

  • Peter Mali, Forest Service (National Wilderness Program Manager)

  • Roger Semler, National Park Service (Chief, Wilderness Stewardship Division)

  • John Dennis, National Park Service (Deputy Chief Scientist)

  • Rudy Schuster, USGS (Branch Chief, Social & Economic Analysis)

  • Jason Taylor, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute (Director)

  • Katie Bliss, Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center (Director)