At the ABWF, we like to think that what we do is “Provide opportunities that connect lovers of the A-B Wilderness in deeper, more meaningful ways.” Whether you volunteer on a trail project, attend one of our events, take part in a lesson on ‘What is Wilderness’, or become a Trail Ambassador, our goal is to strengthen your connection to this amazing place!

As a Wilderness Stewardship organization, the ABWF is dedicated to “Boots-on-the-Ground” work on behalf of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Our projects fall into one of a handful of categories:

  • Trail Building and Maintenance of wilderness trails.
    Day-Long: Limited on time? Help out for a day. Get outside and help to improve trails, eliminate weeds, and have fun while doing it!
    Multi-Day: Enjoy good views, good company, while making a difference. Most trips food is provided and horses help haul the gear.
  • Wilderness Internships — Work primarily as part of a Forest Service Trail crew, and help with ABWF projects from June through August.
  • Educational Outreachprograms, both indoors and outdoors, that build awareness, appreciation, and care for our precious Wilderness resources.
  • Trail Ambassadors — educating Wilderness users in Leave No Trace at popular trailheads.
  • Eradication of Invasive Weeds that threaten Wilderness integrity.
  • Citizen Science efforts in which volunteers help scientists collect data that contribute to our better understanding the A-B Wilderness.
  • Artists-in-Residence — short stays at Forest Service cabins that provide Wilderness inspiration for the selected artists.
  • The Absaroka-Beartooth Atlas — A recent project that overlays essays and artwork on pertinent themes onto geographical maps of the A-B Wilderness.
  • Replacing faded Wilderness Signs with the Custer Gallatin National Forest.

Sign up for our projects. If you have any questions, ask us!