Interagency Wilderness Policy Council and Steering Committee

Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute governance chart


Governing Entities

The Wilderness Act is one of the nation’s most important pieces of conservation law. The Act established a National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) to be administered by federal land management agencies. Management of the wilderness system is complex and requires collaborative stewardship at many levels across the agencies.  Interagency coordination is facilitated through two working groups.