Wilderness Management Toolbox


Over 30 topics are included in this collection of resources that support aspects of wilderness management, as compiled by the Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and National Park Service. Each toolbox contains an overview, examples, agencies and management guidelines, and additional resources and references. The topics range from individual natural resource concerns like minerals and grazing, to human dimensions like recreation, cultural resources, and education. Additionally, management support in safety, research, monitoring, and ecosystem concerns are available.

Related Partners

The BLM is responsible for carrying out a variety of programs for the management and conservation, of resources on 258 million surface acres, as well as 700 million acres of subsurface mineral estate.
Most people know that the National Park Service cares for national parks, a network of nearly 400 natural, cultural and recreational sites across the nation. The treasures in this system -- the first of its kind in the world -- have been set aside by the American people to preserve, protect, and share, the legacies of this land.
The Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to manage and monitor the conservation of wildlife habitats throughout the United States. This includes the direct management of the National Wildlife Refuge System for the wellfare of all American people, and using social science in the decision making process and utilization of management plans.
The Forest Service was established in 1905 and is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres.