"I am glad I shall never be young without wild country to be young in. Of what avail are forty freedoms without a blank spot on the map?"

Aldo Leopold

You can purchase a copy of “Forever Wild: Celebrating America’s Wilderness” for use in schools, retreats, seminars and more! Go to “How to Order” on this website!

K-12 EDUCATION Teaching children about the wonders and values of wilderness is essential for preserving the future of wilderness. The Wilderness Views and Teacher Resources module presented here features an interactive multimedia website and standardized lesson plans offered in both English and Spanish. As you explore the “What” “Where” “Why” “How” of wilderness with your students on the multimedia site, use the information and activities in the corresponding lesson plan to engage students in a discovery of wilderness. For background information on the development of this module and the authors, as well as other educational resources, please click here.


UNIVERSITY EDUCATION References for university level wilderness courses are available here.

UNIVERSITY COURSES FOR WILDERNESS MANAGERS The University of Montana and the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center offer the only accredited university courses in wilderness management. For more information, see http://wmdep.wilderness.net/

LITERATURE The students at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, compiled a very thorough bibliography of wilderness literature citations.

The wilderness edition of the Natural Inquirer, a Forest Service science journal for middle school students is dedicated entirely to wilderness and is available in English and Spanish. Click here. Visit www.naturalinquirer.org to learn more about other issues of this magazine.

Doug Scott of the Campaign for America’s Wilderness has written two inspiring books on wilderness: The Enduring Wilderness: Protecting Our Natural Heritage through the Wilderness Act (2004) and Our Wilderness: America’s Common Ground (2009).

Roderick Frazier Nash, Professor Emeritus of History and Environmental Studies, University of California Santa Barbara is the author of Wilderness and the American Mind (2001) and The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics (1989).

WILDERNESS TRAINING Leave No Trace offers many courses in wilderness management and Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. See : Leave No Trace Training.

The National Outdoors Leadership Schools (NOLS) takes people of all ages on remote wilderness expeditions, teaching technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics in some of the world’s wildest and most awe-inspiring classrooms. www.nols.edu



Aldo Leopold