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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.

Support Wilderness Volunteers!

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


Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness
07/17/2022 – 07/23/2022
Full (3 waiting)

Location: Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness, ID
Challenging. 7.8-mile backpack with 2,600′ elevation gain
Backpacking with pack support.
This is a high elevation project: 8,900+ ft.

Join this challenging but rewarding trail maintenance project in the Boulder Chain Lakes area in the Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness.

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Stansbury Crest Trail, Deseret Peak Wilderness
07/20/2022 – 07/26/2022

Location: Deseret Wilderness, UT
Strenuous. ~4.25-mile backpack with partial support, ~2,500′ gain to basecamp. Daily hikes of under 1-mile oneway with <1,000′ elevation gain. 
This is a high elevation project: ~8,800 ft.

We’ll spend the week clearing the Stansbury Crest trail corridor, re-digging sections of the trail, and realigning it in Utah’s Deseret Wilderness.

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Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness
07/24/2022 – 07/30/2022
Open (3 remaining)

Location: Crested Butte, CO
Challenging. 2-mile backpack with 1500′ gain
Backpacking with no pack support
This is a high elevation project:
10,800-12,000 ft.

Join this project in Colorado’s surreal Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness! This project will involve the maintenance and construction of stabilization and drainage features on the West Maroon Trail #1970.

Project Sponsor: In loving memory and honor of Norman Goree Kittrell III, who loved hiking, Colorado, and “giving back”.


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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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