#GivingTuesday - a national day of giving!
Join us on #GivingTuesday, December 3rd, to support of wild lands and waters throughout Arizona. Preserve Arizona's wilderness heritage for the next 50 years and beyond!
Celebrate Your Wild Place! 50th Anniversary Celebrations Kick Off
Arizona launches a celebratory photo contest, in partnership with Arizona Highways Photo Workshops, to connect Arizonans with wild places. Shuffle through your best photos or take a trip to your favorite wilderness and join the fun!
Love Your Wild Lands: Get Involved!
Our award-winning Wilderness Stewardship Program is a key component of AWC's work to protect and restore wild lands. Come out and help take care of your backcountry!
Sonoran Desert Heritage Initiative Gaining Favor in West Valley
AWC and a host of local partners have delivered a ground-breaking effort to protect critical wildlife habitat, recreation, and quality of life in Arizona. Get involved and show support!
Episode highlights the diverse "bedfellows" working to protect wildlife and open space west of Phoenix.
One Shutter Click at a Time...
Check out our page of supportive Arizona photographers, who help AWC draw attention to wilderness causes all around the state. Browse their work and pay it forward...
Find Archived News Stories Here!
Looking for something old? Visit our archive of fact sheets, press releases, and formal statements from previous years here. Find them!
Check Out our Videos Page!
Recent clips from our Wilderness Stewardship Yew Thicket Trail project in Sycamore Canyon Wilderness and more...
Solar Working Group Report on Agua Caliente SEZ Now Available
AWC's Ian Dowdy submitted a comprehensive analysis on the proposed Agua Caliente Solar Energy Zone to the BLM. Read the report here...
Our 2013 Annual Report is Now Available
We're pleased to announce that the 2012-2013 Annual Report is now available for viewing online. "Designations don't protect wild places - people do." and we thank you for your continued support of AWC. View/download the Annual Report.
Wild Stew Program on CBS-5 Morning News
Love the outdoors? AZ Wilderness Coalition needs you! Reporter Nicole Crites chats with volunteer steward Scott Hulbert and AWC's Sam Frank. Watch the CBS-5 segment
Barbara Hawke Brings Diverse Leadership Skills to Helm of AWC
Our new executive director is on her way to Arizona with a moving van packed with skills in fundraising, nonprofit management, and community partnership building. Welcome Barbara Hawke!
Sonoran Heritage Plan Wins 'Best Project' from American Planning Association-AZ!
Conservation and military benefits of the SDH plan are recognized as valuable assets to the planning community in Arizona. Read more...
Wild Stew Program Wins Coveted Crescordia Award for Environmental Excellence!
Nominated for the SRP "Stewardship Award" for Central AZ, AWC's program took home the top prize in the category! Read about it here...
Meet AWC's Newest and First Steward for a Wild & Scenic River, Fossil Creek
After training with AWC, Matt Kalina is ready to monitor Fossil Springs Wilderness. Read more about Matt...
NEWS: Volunteers Train to Monitor More than 1 Million Acres of Wild Backcountry
AWC's inaugural Wild Stew Training on July 13 trained 30 individual volunteers to monitor and report on wilderness conditions on their own time. Read more...
AWC on the Yarnell Hill Fire Tragedy
AWC's statement on the terrible wildfire tragedy stemming from the June 30th Yarnell Hill fire outside of Prescott. Click here...
Rep. Grijalva Honored for Conservation Career in Washington
AWC, The Wilderness Society, Sonoran Institute and others honored Rep. Raúl Grijalva this week during Great Outdoors America Week in D.C. Read more...
Arizona Sonoran Desert Heritage Act is Introduced to Congress!
New legislation by Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Dist. 3) will enhance wildlife habitat and future viability of Arizona's military bases. Read more...
NEWS: Report Shows Conservation Enhances Mission Compatibility of Dept. of Defense
A new report from AWC and the Sonoran Institute shows significant benefits of public lands protection to AZ military installations. Read more....
2013 State of the Rockies Project Report Shows Arizonans Love Public Lands
82% of respondents feel that public lands add to quality of life and support a growing economy in Arizona. Read the full report here...
NEWS: DOI Gives Nod to Arizona's Restoration Design Energy Project
Plan will accelerate renewable energy projects on suitable federal public lands managed by the BLM. Read more...
Wild Stew: A Recipe for Success on Arizona's Public Lands
AWC's Wilderness Stewardship Program is making headlines for its ambitious plan to tackle tamarisk and other key stewardship tasks in Arizona wilderness areas. Read more and watch the video...
AWC's Sam Frank on Ch.8 Horizon Discusses our Stewardship Program!
Watch Sam's video here.