In November I attended the the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance Conference in Big Bear, CA with some of the leading Wilderness Stewardship groups in the Country. Let me start by saying it was a great conference. The turn out was smaller they said than anticipated due to the Government Shutdown, but nevertheless there were plenty of groups in attendance like the USFS, San Gorgonio Wilderness Association, Friends of the Inyo, Sitka Conservation Society, Friends of Nevada Wilderness and many more.
The current Board Chair of the NWSA, Doug Scott gave what was an interesting opening and always was piping up with history lessons. If your interested in Stewardship and want to get involved start your own Friends Group or Stewardship group like Wilderness Corps and the NWSA will steer you in the right direction. I do have to say that, I would have never attended this conference if Adam Barnett, Wilderness Manager of the Sierra National Forest did not mention it to me in a email conversation we had.