Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance (ESWA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation formed in 1994. Members assist two US Forest Service Ranger Districts in maintaining three federally-designated Wilderness Areas (Eagles Nest, Ptarmigan Peak, and Holy Cross), which comprise about a quarter-million acres of Rocky Mountain majesty. 

To achieve our mission we promote Wilderness education, stewardship, advocacy, and outreach. Read about our goals and history HERE.

As an all-volunteer organization, we rely on a group of dedicated individuals for all of our work. Meet them on the LEADERSHIP page - click HERE.

For more than a quarter-century, we have been serving Wilderness visitors with a variety of programs, including citizen rangers, sawyerstrail & campsite crews, and noxious weed mitigation.

Much of our work is documented in pages describing special projects, photo contest, Currie Craven Award, photo gallery, and blog.

We also advocate. At a time of environmental risk and stress, ESWA partners with a variety of organizations in campaigns that seek to protect our local environment in general and public lands in particular.