A Lasting Purpose: Saving Wild Arizona

Arizona’s environment and cultural heritage defines the American West. Snow-capped mountains and deep rugged canyons; blooming desert and spring fed streams; lush conifer forests and fiery orange sunsets—the diversity of life and landscapes found here connects us to each other and to our ancestors.

The Arizona Wilderness Coalition`s [AWC] mission is to permanently protect and restore Wilderness and other wild lands and waters in Arizona for the enjoyment of all citizens and to ensure that Arizona`s native plants and animals have a lasting home in wild nature.

AWC coordinates and conducts inventories and educates citizens about the unique features of Arizona`s landscape, while advocating and building support for their lasting protection. The AWC has completed inventories and has prepared preliminary wilderness recommendations for nearly one half of the state. We are actively organizing volunteers to complete this effort for all of Arizona.

AWC`s long-term goal is to secure and protect major new wilderness units and Wild and Scenic River designations that will benefit all regions of the state and inspire visitors from all over the globe.