The Wilderness Stewardship Division (WSD) is an interdisciplinary program that provides guidance, training, and support for wilderness stewardship and management activities in National Park Service units and programs across the country. Central to WSD efforts is the goal to assist parks and programs in preserving wilderness character.


Learn about wilderness character.

What is Wilderness Character?

Wilderness character is combination of tangible and intangible qualities specific to a wilderness area. Learn more here!

Last updated: July 20, 2016