- Jan 30
SAWS wins major awards!
At the end of 2022, SAWS won two more awards from our partners at the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) and the U.S. Forest Service....
- Nov 22, 2022
Updates from Our Wilderness Specialists and Rangers
SAWS Wilderness Rangers are wrapping up their field seasons around the region. Here are a few updates from each of our Wilderness...
- Nov 14, 2022
SAWS Needs Your Feedback!
Please take a moment to take this short, anonymous survey about the stewardship program SAWS provides. It's important we hear from you so...
- Oct 21, 2022
Support Stewardship Through Amazon Smile
We're always so dang grateful for your support. Your donations of any size helps us put boots on the ground across the southeast to...
- Sep 19, 2022
SAWS Newsletter | Outreach Edition
A Sunny Day at the Arboretum Our Partnership and Community Outreach Coordinator, Leandra Taylor, joined the Project Lighten Up Summer Day...
- Sep 8, 2022
A Proclamation on National Wilderness Month, 2022
From the peaks of the Sierras to the rolling foothills of the Alleghenies, our Nation’s wilderness boasts national treasures that provide...
- Jul 1, 2022
A Heartfelt Return to WSI for 2022
Spirits were up and love was in the air as wilderness and outdoor enthusiasts traveled from over 13 states to attend the 2022 Wilderness...
- Mar 3, 2022
Join Our SAWS Board of Directors!
Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) is a nationally-recognized, award-winning federal agency partner that fields...
- Jan 25, 2022
SAWS Wins USFS Chief's Award!
On January 13th, SAWS received the Chief's Award in the Apply Knowledge Globally category from the U.S Forest Service alongside five of...
- Jan 21, 2022
2021: A Year In Review at SAWS
We enjoyed another sawsome year in 2021. Here at SAWS, we have incredibly talented staff working hard to protect and steward the wildest...
- Dec 9, 2021
SAWS wins 2021 PATC Appreciation Award
SAWS was awarded the 2021 Appreciation Award from Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) on November 16th. We were nominated for our 2021...
- Nov 19, 2021
SAWS ANNOUNCES KAITLIN BURROUGHS DE VARONA AS ITS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ASHEVILLE, NC (November 18, 2021): Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) announced today that Kaitlin Burroughs de Varona will...
- Nov 18, 2021
Have Skills Will Travel
Fall has arrived and we are ready for time with family and friends, warm fires, and spiced cider. Over the past 6-months, our staff has...
- Aug 31, 2021
On the Way to Wilderness
I stood in front of a group of teenagers huddled under the tent canopy, giggling among themselves as they got settled on the tarp to...
- Jul 11, 2021
Local Trail Volunteers Sharpen their Skills with Crosscut Saws and Axes
Highland Recorder Press Release April 29, 2021 Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) partnered with local Potomac Appalachian...
- Dec 22, 2020
End of Year Updates
Dear SAWS family and friends, As we approach the end of 2020 and celebrate our 10 year anniversary, I am so grateful for our SAWS team,...
- Dec 12, 2020
That's a wrap, folks!
That's a wrap, folks! The field crews finished up their seasons late last month after returning from Louisiana. We had an incredibly...
- Oct 28, 2020
SAWS Wins National Awards
SAWS Friends and Family, We are thrilled to kick off our celebration of 10 years of SAWS with the news that SAWS has received two...
- Oct 15, 2020
SAWS Recognizes and Honors Indigenous Peoples' Day October 12, 2020
SAWS recognizes and honors October 12, 2020, as Indigenous Peoples' Day, and celebrates the culture and heritage of Tribal Nations and...