Workshop Information

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Join us for the 2016 National Wilderness Workshop! The focus of this year's workshop will be on carrying out the Implementation Plan for the 2020 Vision. Areas of focus will be as follows:

Communications: Wilderness Message Development, Economic Values of Wilderness, Wilderness App Development, Branding for Wilderness, and Wilderness Kiosk and Trailhead Engagement Design.

Wilderness Character: Wilderness Character Background and Best Practices, and Extensions of Wilderness Character Monitoring into Landscape Scale Conservation.

Partnerships for the Future: Framing and Reframing Partnerships, Inherent Functions of Agencies and Partners, Grants and Agreements, and Hiring Authorities.

Wilderness Special Topics Panels: Emerging Technologies, and Balancing Youth in the Field with Use Limits

Training Models: Field Skills Case Studies, Stewardship and Traditional Skills Qualifications, New Training Models and Courses

Building Capacity for Stewardship Through Fundraising: Funding Development through Grant Writing and Estate Planning


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The workshop will take place from November 7-10 at the University Center at the University of Montana, with one exciting afternoon and evening spent at Fort Missoula for the Wilderness Olympics.  A suite of rooms has been reserved under the government rate of $95/night at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel - Missoula Edgewater, which is located within walking distance of campus.  Book online, or call 406-728-3100 and request the Wilderness Workshop rate.  Reservations must be made by October 22.  Transportation will be provided to Fort Missoula for the Wilderness Olympics.    

Registration for the workshop is $125.  University of Montana faculty and students may register for free.  Contact Lisa Ronald for more information.

The workshop is sponsored by: The Society for Wilderness Stewardship, the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, the Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana, and the Montana Wilderness Association.

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Please contact Heather MacSlarrow with questions.


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The Society for Wilderness Stewardship is a non-profit, charitable organization under the 501 (c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue Code.