Who We are

Wilderness Corps is a non-profit organization (501(c)3) founded in 2013 with a mission to permanently maintain, protect and preserve access to and access through Wilderness Areas, and secondly to maintain the access roads and Off-Highway Vehicle Trails used to access Wilderness Trailheads.

Among our many goals, one stands out from the rest — develop and build a community of leaders through regional Environmental Stewardship that supports the U.S. Forest Service and promotes Wilderness Character as defined by the Wilderness Act of 1964.

At Wilderness Corps, we value integrity, accountability, sustainability, adaptability, and stewardship:

  • Integrity: We are dedicated to working hard, upholding the highest ethical, moral and technical standards and most of all having fun. We do this because we have an obligation to ourselves, our communities, and the environment.
  • Accountability: We are accountable to each other and the mission of Wilderness Corps. Wilderness Corps is also accountable to its volunteers, and to provide the certifications and necessary training to participate in our events.
  • Sustainability: The future viability of our Wilderness Areas depends on the work we do today. We strongly believe that everyone has a contribution to make in sustaining the health of our Wilderness.
  • Adaptability: The longevity of systems are those that bring together the strengths of everyone involved. We are passionate about developing people’s abilities’ across social, economic, gender, and political lines.
  • Stewardship: Everyone, everywhere, can act to improve our Wilderness Area’s; these contributions enrich social circles, the natural environment, and communities.

Our experience demonstrates that people work best when they are part of teams that foster leadership, support individual empowerment and enrich their social circles.


Quick Links

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Wilderness Permits

Wilderness Permits are required to overnight in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness, Kaiser Wilderness, John Muir Wilderness and Ansel Adams. Please get a permit. Bear cans are required in the Sierra National Forest.