Who We are

Who We are

Wilderness Corps is a non-profit organization (501(c)3) founded in 2013 with a mission permanently protect and restore Wilderness and other wild lands and waters by to building a National Group of Leaders through Wilderness Stewardship. Wilderness Corps provides programs for young Adults, Veterans, and Senior Citizens from the USA to learn the best practices in Environmental Stewardship, Trail Rehabilitation and Volunteer Management.

Among our many goals one stands out from the rest, which is to 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, 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.
  • Sustainability: The future viability of our Wilderness Area’s 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 givers 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 social their circles.

Quick Links

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Wilderness Permits

Wilderness Permits are required for the Golden Trout , Dinkey Lakes, Dome Land, South Sierra, John Muir and Ansel Adams Wilderness areas. Please get a Wilderness Permit if you plan on an overnight excursion in one of these spectacular areas.