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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

Get Involved

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.


Win a Jeep and Help AWC!

Beep, Beep, Jeep - Get Your Ticket Today!
How’d you like to pack up a new car for your next camping trip? Jim Click Automotive has donated a 2014 Jeep Cherokee to local nonprofits for a raffle and fundraiser, and 100% of your raffle ticket goes to AWC’s work.


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!


Celebrate Your Wild Place! 50th Anniversary Celebration Launches New Website

Arizona launches a statewide website celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. See what activities are happening in your favorite wilderness areas!


Working for Wilderness

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 is Now Available!

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.


Jaguar Habitat in Arizona Protected

More than 1,100 square miles of southern Arizona and New Mexico have been designated as critical habitat for the endangered jaguar. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service action goes into effect April 4. Learn more.


Dollars and Sense: Wilderness and Nature Spur Arizona Economy

Wilderness indeed is a place for solitude and recreation, a source for clean air and clean water, a haven for wildlife. Yet in many places wilderness can act as an economic driver, as well. Learn more.





-Arizona Wilderness Coalition mission statement