Sustaining Member Summer Special
Make a splash with AWC by supporting our Summer Sustaining Member Drive — for July and August, every person who signs up to be a Sustaining Monthly Donor with a monthly donation of $10 or more will receive a FREE Jeep Raffle Ticket! Sign up today!
Views of the Wild Series Kicks Off
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, we are hosting performances, book talks, and workshops to explore the diverse people and events that have shaped views of wilderness. Many of Arizona’s public lands are steeped in traditions from Native American and Hispanic cultures, and sustainable land management will depend on blending new and old ways to relate to the land. Learn more.
Wild Stew Gives a Hoot!
Volunteers braved snow and steep canyons in April to remove 150 pounds of trash from Mexican spotted owl habitat near the beautiful Fossil Springs Wilderness. Experience their adventure through the words and photos of Brian Stultz and Julie Polovitch. Read more.
The Faces of Arizona Wilderness
The people who work to protect Arizona’s Wilderness are as varied as our state’s terrain, and they all share a passion for wilderness.
This month, meet Brian Stultz and Julie Polovitch, who are helping us restore and protect wilderness in central Arizona. Read more.
Stewardship Trips Give Back to Wilderness
If you like to backpack and would like to explore unknown wilderness areas, check out our stewardship trips. Wild Stew is a guided trip into wilderness, most often to do monitoring of conditions and data collection. It’s a great way to have a wilderness adventure while giving back to nature. Get all the details!
50th Anniversary Celebration Events throughout Arizona
A statewide website celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. See what activities are happening in your favorite wilderness areas!
Wildfire & Wilderness
Read the thoughtful perspectives of Prescott College professor Doug Hulmes and AWC’s Central Arizona Director, Sam Frank regarding the role of wildfire in wilderness, and how we need to respond for the health of communities and wild forests. Read more.
Climate Change & Wilderness
Climate change is already evident in Arizona, and wilderness may play a role in helping humans and natural systems adapt. We’re sure these reports will spark your interest. Read more.
Wild Fish & Wilderness
Many native fish depend on wilderness for the kind of healthy stream environments they need to survive. Arizona native fish are in trouble. Read more.
AWC Spring/Summer Newsletter
Our semi-annual newsletter has arrived in members’ mailboxes. Read about wilderness topics, program updates, and more. And, in celebration of this year's 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, we’ve included a full-color map of Arizona wilderness areas, along with a checklist to track your wilderness visits. View/download.
Balancing Preservation and Development
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has released a strategy for a balanced approach to conservation and development across large landscapes. Given vexing challenges of meeting energy needs and equally pressing needs to preserve natural resources, such federal attention is essential. Learn more.