WILDERNESS WATCH, INC.

Keeping Wilderness Wild

Missoula, MT   |  www.wildernesswatch.org

Mission

WILDERNESS WATCH is America's leading organization solely dedicated to defending and keeping wild the nation's 111 million-acre National Wilderness Preservation System. Our work is guided by the visionary 1964 Wilderness Act.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

George Nickas

Main address

PO Box 9175

Missoula, MT 59807 USA

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EIN

81-0457646

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

Protection of Endangered Species (D31)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Defending Wilderness

Emphasizes the protection of individual Wildernesses and the overall wilderness character of the National Wilderness Preservation System by building relationships and increasing the understanding of and support of Wilderness by agency staff and leaders, members of Congress, and other elected officials in Washington D.C., preparing expert analysis on proposed legislation or changes in wilderness policy with the potential to affect wilderness administration, submitting extensive comments and offering alternatives to agency proposals that may harm Wilderness, using strategic litigation to promote and protect wilderness values, and seeking opportunities to promote good stewardship, and strengthen the Wilderness Act. Staff also gives presentations and attends conferences and seminars.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

Emphasizes raising public awareness about the values of Wilderness, and inspiring our members, supporters, and the broader public to protect Wildernesses and the overall wilderness character of the National Wilderness Preservation System through effective communications, including timely action alerts and news releases, printing and distributing our quarterly print newsletter, maintaining a professional and informative website, social media, hosting or participating in webinars, and writing influential Op-Eds and letters to the editor. Staff also gives presentations and attends conferences and seminars.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Wilderness Watch serves the entire national community that collectively owns the federal public lands included in the National Wilderness Preservation System.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    We collect feedback through phone calls, emails, letters, and in-person communication.,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    A member of ours requested that we provide the option of receiving thank you letters electronically instead of receiving mail. We now provide that option for all of our members.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Accepting feedback from our members and supporters has increased the trust and confidence in the work we do.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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WILDERNESS WATCH, INC.

Board of directors
as of 10/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Louise Lasley


Board co-chair

Mark Peterson

Talasi Brooks

Gary Macfarlane

Mark Peterson

Cyndi Tuell

Rene Voss

Howie Wolke

Mark Pearson

Tracy Davids

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

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