North Carolina’s Mountain Treasures
Help Protect the Vulnerable Wildlands of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests

Become a Steward

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The Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards, or SAWS, is a project of The Wilderness Society — dedicated to providing stewardship to areas designated and managed as Wilderness on our glorious public lands.

By definition, “Wilderness Stewardship” has a broad scope, but SAWS area of focus is projects such as these:

  • Trail building, maintenance, and repair
  • Training and certification for Cross-Cut Saw use, Wilderness First Aid, and Leave No Trace programs
  • Leadership Training for ‘Boots on the Ground’ Crews from SAWS and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
  • Wilderness Ranger Programs
  • Citizen Scientist Programs
  • And much, much more…

VISIT THE SAWS WEBSITE to learn about volunteer and training opportunities!

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