Conference Sponsors

The 50th Anniversary National Wilderness Planning Team (Wilderness50) is seeking financial support from organizations, companies, and individuals to fund the National Wilderness Conference.

Sponsors of the National Wilderness Conference enjoy the opportunity to shape the future of wilderness preservation and stewardship. Your support will inspire and commit tomorrow's wilderness advocates, stewards, and policy leaders to preserve and protect wilderness lands for the next 50 years and beyond. Sponsorship packages honoring historic figures in the wilderness movement provide conference passes for sponsor representatives; online, social media, email, print, and on-site sponsor recognition; and exhibit space during the conference as part of the Wilderness Celebration Exhibition.

Zahniser ($50,000)

Howard Zahniser wrote the first draft of the Wilderness bill in 1956, and because of his relentless efforts over eight years, he has often been called the "Father of the Wilderness Act." Zahniser shepherded the Wilderness bill through 65 rewrites and 18 public hearings until the Wilderness Act was final signed into law on September 3, 1964.

Company/organization name, logo, link to website, and 30-word description in the featured sponsors section on the conference website, mobile website, and overall 50th sponsors webpage

Two highlights in the monthly 50th email newsletter (content provided by sponsor and must be wilderness-related)

Up to five social media posts on the 50th anniversary Facebook and Twitter feeds before the conference and one during the conference with picture (content provided by sponsor and must be wilderness-related)

Logo on the featured sponsors banner in the Hall of Champions at conference

Company/organization name and logo in the digital or printed conference program

One premium 8x20' exhibit space as part of the Wilderness Celebration Exhibition at the conference, 50% off additional exhibit space

Company/organization name and booth number listed in the exhibitor printed program

One paper handout/brochure or product sample in the attendee messenger bag

Five conference passes

Electronic post-conference attendee list

Opportunity for company/organization representative to verbally introduce events at the public Wilderness50 'Get Wild' Festival

Zahniser Level Sponsorship Form

Leopold ($25,000)

Aldo Leopold is credited with the creation of a land ethic within the Forest Service to set aside land as untamed. He was a strong supporter of wildlife conservation, and author of A Sand County Almanac. During his time with the Forest Service he was able to conserve three-quarters of a million acres of mountains, rivers and desert in New Mexico designated as the Gila Wilderness, the first area in the world to be managed as a Wilderness area.

Company/organization name, logo, link to website, and 30-word description in the featured sponsors section on the conference website, mobile website, and overall 50th sponsors webpage

One highlight in the monthly 50th email newsletter (content provided by sponsor and must be wilderness-related)

Up to four social media posts on the 50th anniversary Facebook and Twitter feeds before the conference and one during the conference with picture (content provided by sponsor and must be wilderness-related)

Logo on the featured sponsors banner in the Hall of Champions at the conference

Company/organization name and logo in the digital or printed conference program

One premium 8x10' exhibit space as part of the Wilderness Celebration Exhibition at the conference, 50% off additional exhibit space

Company/organization name and booth number listed in the exhibitor printed program

One paper handout/brochure or product sample in the attendee messenger bag

Four conference passes

Electronic post-conference attendee list

Leopold Level Sponsorship Form

Carhart ($15,000)

Arthur Carhart was the Forest Service's first full-time landscape architect. While no one person can be termed the founder of the Wilderness concept, Carhart has been referred to as "the chief cook in the kitchen during the critical first years." Carhart's ideas, vision, and writings were shared by others who became significant figures in the wilderness movement.

Company/organization name, logo, and link to website on the conference website, mobile website, and overall 50th sponsors webpage

One highlight in the monthly 50th email newsletter (content provided by sponsor and must be wilderness-related)

Up to three social media posts on the 50th anniversary Facebook and Twitter feeds before the conference (content provided by sponsor and must be wilderness-related)

Logo on the sponsors banner at the conference

Company/organization name and logo in the digital or printed conference program

One 8x20' exhibit space as part of the Wilderness Celebration Exhibition at the conference, 50% off additional exhibit space

Company/organization name and booth number listed in the exhibitor printed program

One paper handout/brochure or product sample in the attendee messenger bag

Three conference passes

Electronic post-conference attendee list

Carhart Level Sponsorship Form

Marshall ($10,000)

Bob Marshall was a pioneering forester, author and advocate for the preservation of Wilderness, and one of the founders of the Wilderness Society. He was well-known for his 40 mile-per-day walks through Wilderness and is the namesake for the 5th largest Wilderness in the continental United States, the Bob Marshall Wilderness in northwestern Montana.

Company/organization name, logo, and link to website on the conference website, mobile website, and overall 50th sponsors webpage

One highlight in the monthly 50th email newsletter (content provided by sponsor and must be wilderness-related)

Two social media posts on the 50th anniversary Facebook and Twitter feeds before the conference (content provided by sponsor and must be wilderness-related)

Logo on the sponsors banner at the conference

Company/organization name and logo in the digital or printed conference program

One 8x10' exhibit space as part of the Wilderness Celebration Exhibition at the conference, 50% off additional exhibit space

Company/organization name and booth number listed in the exhibitor printed program

One paper handout/brochure or product sample in the attendee messenger bag

Two conference passes

Marshall Level Sponsorship Form

Murie ($5,000)

One of conservation's most well-known couples is the Muries. Scientists and authors, Olaus and Mardy Murie spent most of their careers in Alaska, championing protection for one of America's last frontiers. Mardy is fondly called the "Grandmother of the Conservation Movement" for her work to help pass the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act that set aside 104 million acres of land in Alaska and doubled the size of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Company/organization name and link to website on the conference website, mobile website, and overall 50th sponsors webpage

One social media post on the 50th anniversary Facebook and Twitter feeds before the conference (content provided by sponsor and must be wilderness-related)

Company/organization name listed on the sponsors banner at the conference

Company/organization name and logo in the digital or printed conference program

50% off exhibit space as part of the Wilderness Celebration Exhibition at the conference

Company/organization name and booth number listed in the exhibitor printed program

One paper handout/brochure in the attendee messenger bag

Two conference passes

Murie Level Sponsorship Form

Muir ($2,500)

One of the late 1800s founders of what would become the Sierra Club, John Muir's early advocacy for wildlands laid the groundwork for public support for future wilderness legislation. In 1903, he was President Theodore Roosevelt's guide through Yosemite, eventually convincing Roosevelt that the best way to protect the valley was through federal control and management. The John Muir Wilderness south of Yosemite National Park was designated by the Wilderness Act in 1964 bears his name.

Company/organization name and link to website on the conference website, mobile website, and overall 50th sponsors webpage

One social media posts on the 50th anniversary Facebook and Twitter feeds before the conference (content provided by sponsor and must be wilderness-related)

25% off exhibit space as part of the Wilderness Celebration Exhibition at the conference

Company/organization name and booth number listed in the exhibitor printed program

Company/organization name and logo in the digital or printed conference program

One paper handout/brochure or product sample in the attendee messenger bag

Muir Level Sponsorship Form

Pinchot ($1,000)

A precursor to the wilderness movement, Gifford Pinchot, America's first professionally-trained forester, rose to national prominence as a conservationist and political progressive under the patronage of President Theodore Roosevelt. Pinchot gave the name "conservation" to the movement for the preservation and wise use of all natural resources. Under Pinchot's leadership, the Forest Service added millions of acres to the national forests, controlled their use, and regulated their harvest.

Company/organization name and link to website on the conference website, mobile website, and overall 50th sponsors webpage

Company/organization name and logo in the digital or printed conference program

One paper handout/brochure or product sample in the attendee messenger bag

Pinchot Level Sponsorship Form

Putnam ($500)

Founder of the Student Conservation Association, Elizabeth Titus Putnam provided opportunities for youth to learn about conservation, while completing much needed work in wilderness areas, for nearly 50 years. Since 1957, the Student Conservation Association has grown to become the oldest and largest provider of conservation services that trains the next generation of conservation leaders.

Company/organization name and link to website on the conference website, mobile website, and overall 50th sponsors webpage

Company/organization name and logo in the digital or printed conference program

Putnam Level Sponsorship Form

For questions about sponsorship, exhibiting or product donations, contact Lee Lambert, Executive Director of the Society for Wilderness Stewardship, 303-670-1642.

Featured Supporters


Bureau of Land Management

Fish and Wildlife Service
The Bureau of Land Management administers 42% of Federal Lands and 7% of the acreage in National Wilderness Preservation System within 221 wilderness areas. The Fish and Wildlife Service manages 15% of Federal Lands and 18% of the acreage within National Wilderness Preservation System.

Forest Service

International League of Conservation Photographers
As the first agency to manage wilderness starting in 1964, the Forest Service manages just over half of all the wilderness areas in the National Wilderness Preservation System. Established in 2005, the International League of Conservation Photographers is an organization whose mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through communication initiatives that create vital content and disseminate conservation messages to a wide variety of audiences.

National Park Service

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
Founded in 1997, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is a grassroots organization dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued enjoyment of New Mexico's wild lands and wilderness areas. The National Park Service administers the most wilderness acres, 40% of the National Wilderness Preservation System.
Orion Magazine's mission is to inform, inspire, and engage individuals and grassroots organizations in becoming a significant cultural force for healing nature and community. The Society for Wilderness Stewardship's mission is to promote excellence in the professional practice of wilderness stewardship, science, and education to ensure the life-sustaining benefits of wilderness. The Society is serving as Wilderness50 fiscal sponsor for the conference.

Sponsors


Anhu

Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau

Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute

Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center

ESRI, Inc.

Eagle River Designs

MyTopo/Trimble

National Forest Foundation

National Parks Conservation Association

Osprey

Pew Charitable Trusts

Sierra Club

Student Conservation Association

Wilburforce Foundation

Wilderness Institute, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana

Wilderness Society
Aerie Backcountry Medicine Alps Mountaineering
Arc'teryx Beyond Coastal
Big Agnes BioLite
Bookworks Boulder Case Company
Brooks Sports Californians for Western Wilderness
Chaco CLIF Bar
Columbia Conservation Lands Foundation
EarthEasy Factory Direct Promos
Farm to Feet Five Ten
Flow397 Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Great Basin Institute High Country News
Ibex If You Care
JetBlue Joshua Tree Skin Care
Juniper Ridge Keen
Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College Klean Kanteen
Los Rios River Runners Marble Brewery
Mountain Girl Soap Mountain Hardwear
Mountain Khakis MSR
Nikwax Northwest Rafting Company
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa and Resort Park City Mountain Resort
Petzl REI
Salomon Sorensen's Resort
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance SPOT
Tuleyome Vapur
Vasque Wilderness Volunteers
Wild Foundation