Wilderness Connect, housed on the University of Montana campus, acknowledges that we are on the traditional lands of the Salish and Kalispel peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout many generations and are its past, present, and future caretakers.
Wilderness exists because everyone plays their part. The Federal land management agencies steward our public lands. Wilderness organizations advocate for more wilderness, serve as government watchdogs, and lend valuable "sweat equity" by mobilizing volunteers for on-the-ground work. And YOU, the public, visits wilderness responsibly. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, many non-profit organizations are struggling and predicted to go extinct.
Consider supporting wilderness non-profit organizations that help steward the wilderness areas you love.
Here's how you can support wilderness:
- Find local wilderness organizations you can support directly
- Contribute to the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance Fund, an endowment that will be used to create stewardship groups for all wilderness areas in the country
- Support the Society for Wilderness Stewardship
- Make a tax deductible donation, using the form below, to Wilderness Connect to assist us in maintaining this digital wilderness library