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The richest value of wilderness lies not in the days of Daniel Boone, nor even in the present, but rather in the future.
--Aldo Leopold

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W50 Commemorative Bandanas & Doggone Wild! Bandanas
Get your AWC commemorative Wilderness 50th Anniversary Bandanas and our Doggone Wild! doggie bandanas - perfect gifts for your wilderness-loving friends and family! Our beautiful Wilderness 50th bandanas feature the Wilderness 50th and AWC’s logo, and lists all of Arizona’s 90 wilderness areas. Learn more.


Brian & Julie Hike the Arizona Trail for Wilderness

From March to May 2015, Stewardship associates Brian Stultz and Julie Polovitch will hike the Arizona Trail, connecting adjacent Wilderness areas along the way. They will keep a backcountry blog with aims of connecting others to their experience, to the places they'll be visiting, and to the unquantifiable value of Wilderness. And, monies raised will support AWC! Learn more & support their efforts!


Perspectives on Wilderness

As the Wilderness Act turns 50 we honor and celebrate the occasion with a collection of heartfelt perspectives on wilderness from Arizonans of all ages — from early Wilderness advocates to the next generation of conservationists and supporters. 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!


Working for Wilderness

Marks on the Land

A special essay by noted Arizona photographer and author, John Annerino. John contemplates the legacy of early cultures in wilderness, and the power of wilderness to move and inspire us. Read more.


AWC Annual Report Now Available

We are excited to share with you the highlights of our work for wild lands and waters in the 2013-2014 Arizona Wilderness Coalition Annual Report. (3.5Mb) Print your copy or View it online!


Native American Perspectives on the Environment

November is Native American Heritage month, and an appropriate time for us consider Native American perspectives on wilderness and the environment. There’s a great deal to be learned about “Wilderness and the Indigenous Mind.” Here are thoughts shared through our Views of the Wild workshops and from additional Native voices. Read more.


A Wilderness Milestone in Albuquerque

A monumental assemblage of conservation leaders gathered in Albuquerque in Octobe, 2014 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and to strengthen the foundation for future wilderness preservation. Over a thousand participants engaged in educational workshops, inspiring presentations, and the camaraderie of dedicated people working for a common cause. Read more!


Women Working for Wilderness

Women’s contributions to wilderness preservation may be lesser-known than those of men in the movement, yet no less essential. Read highlights of women’s key roles in conservation from guest author Kathy Ann Walsh, a modern-day wilderness warrior. Read more!





-Arizona Wilderness Coalition mission statement