Randy Welsh

Executive Director with National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance


Randy Welsh is the Executive Director of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance (NWSA). He is recently retired from the US Forest Service after a 36 year career, having served in protected area management with emphasis on wilderness and rivers. Randy spent time in Washington DC as the National Program Leader for Wild and Scenic Rivers and as Assistant Director of Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources. He was a Regional Wilderness Specialist in the Intermountain Region working on wilderness and rivers issues for over 16 years before moving to Washington. Married, with two grown daughters, Randy recently moved to Bend, Oregon, and enjoys river trips, wilderness hikes, and visits with friends and family.