Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center Brief (October 2022)

Equip and inspire agency leaders and partners to ensure that America's National Wilderness Preservation System endures for future generations.

by Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center

The Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, established in 1993, to preserve the values and benefits of wilderness for present and future generations by connecting agency employees and the public with their wilderness heritage through training, information, and education. The Center is jointly staffed and funded through an interagency partnership between the Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and the National Park Service. Oversight for the Center is provided by national wilderness program leaders from each of these four wilderness-managing agencies, and in addition the US Geological Service and the interagency Wilderness Policy Council. The Center is focused on developing products to support the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities in each of six Wilderness Technical Core Competencies.

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The National Wilderness Preservation System is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service. In a spirit of cooperation these four agencies established the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center to "foster interagency excellence in wilderness stewardship by cultivating knowledgeable, skilled and capable wilderness managers and by improving public understanding of wilderness philosophy, values and processes."

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