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Giving Something Back

Since 1997

Wilderness Volunteers has been providing affordable opportunities for everyone to participate in the hands-on stewardship of public lands since 1997. Working in cooperation with the US Forest Service, National Park Service, the BLM, the US Fish & Wildlife Service and others, you’ll be inspired and invigorated when you see how much a group can accomplish in a few days.

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Wilderness Volunteers is cultivating a passion for Wilderness! We are a national nonprofit organizing volunteers for stewardship projects in cooperation with public land agencies across the USA.

Upcoming Projects


Hole in the Rock Road, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
04/16/2023 – 04/22/2023
Full (4 waiting)

Location: Hole in the Rock, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Strenuous. 3-5 daily hikes; ~300′ elevation gain.
Front country: dispersed tent camping near cars
This is a medium elevation project: ~4800′.

Join us at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as we work on several much-needed projects: remediating visitor impacts and dispersed camping impacts along the popular Hole in the Rock Road. The rough daily hiking distance is around 3 miles of hiking each day and less than 800 feet of elevation gain.


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City of Rocks National Reserve (spring)
04/23/2023 – 04/29/2023

Location: City of Rocks National Reserve, ID
Strenuous: 4-8 mile daily hikes
Front country: Tent or car camping in a designated campground

Join us for a week of fuel reduction and planting work in the City of Rocks National Reserve. We’ll work alongside the NPS to remove dead Pinyon Pine killed by black stain root rot and will also be planting native vegetation seed to promote new growth.

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Grandstaff Canyon Trail, Moab
04/23/2023 – 04/29/2023
Open (3 remaining)

Location:  Grandstaff Canyon Wilderness Study Area, UT
Strenuous. Up to an 8-mile daily hike.
This is a medium elevation project: 6000+ ft.
Front country. 
Tent camping near cars.

Join us for a week of trail work on trails damaged by the flash flooding received in the summer of 2022.

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