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Our Mission is stewardship of America's wild lands through organizing and promoting volunteer service in cooperation with public land agencies.

Celebrating our 25th Year

Giving Something Back

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


Union Meadow, Shasta Trinity National Forest
06/19/2022 – 06/25/2022
Open (2 remaining)

Location: Coffee Creek, CA
Strenuous. 5.5-mile hike w/ 1,500′ gain. Daily hikes 1-3 miles w/ up to 2000′ gain.
Backpacking with pack support
This is a high elevation project: 6,100’+ ft.

Shasta Trinity N.F. reached out after 2021’s River Complex fire seeking help in restoring trails. Participants will use cross-cuts to remove logs from trails, fill in burned-out stump holes, dig drainages, and repair tread as needed.

Project Sponsor: Michael Framberger. “In loving memory of my father, George, for raising me to love everything outdoors.”

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Main Stillwater River: Beartooth Mountains, MT
06/25/2022 – 07/01/2022
Open (1 remaining)

Location: Beartooth Mountains, MT
Challenging. 11-mile backpack with ~1500′ of gain. Daily hikes up to 4-miles RT.
Backpacking with pack support. This is a high elevation project beginning at 5,000′ and ending at 6,500’.

Join us for a week of brushing trail corridors from encroaching brush and small trees, clearing downed trees, and cleaning/repairing in Montana’s stunning Beartooth Mountains.

Project Rating: Challenging.

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Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
07/10/2022 – 07/16/2022

Location: Kenai, AK
Strenuous. Daily 3-mile hikes with ~800′ elevation gain
Front country: tent camping in a designated campground.

Join us in the breathtaking Kenai National Wildlife Refuge as we work to connect the Vista Trail to the Skilak Lookout Trail.

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Latest News


The Battle with Buffelgrass

The Battle with Buffelgrass

Since 2009, Wilderness Volunteers has coordinated over ten projects with Saguaro National Park in southern Arizona. Through perusing the photo galleries from our Saguaro National Park project, you'll observe that job scope and site locations may change, but the focus...

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Please Support Wilderness Volunteers

Please Support Wilderness Volunteers

2021 has been quite the year for Wilderness Volunteers! Despite the ongoing pandemic and tremendous wildfire season, we have successfully navigated a leadership transition and a safe and successful project season. Support from people like you was essential to...

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