Within a one day drive of millions of people, the mountains of Northeastern North America face enormous pressure from climate change and human use. At the same time, they serve as havens for rare plants and animals, and provide physical challenge, spiritual inspiration, and sweeping views.
The Waterman Fund fosters the spirit of wildness and conserves the alpine areas of these incredible mountains.
Waterman Fund Grants
Each year grants are awarded for projects that strengthen stewardship & understanding of alpine areas of the Northeastern U.S. and Canada. Grants are awarded for education & outreach, trail maintenance, and research..
Guy Waterman Award
This award is given annually to a person or organization who has demonstrated a long term commitment to protecting the physical and spiritual qualities of the mountain wilderness of the Northeast U.S.
Northeast Alpine Stewardship Gathering
Biennial meeting for alpine researchers, planners, managers, stewards, and interested parties to share information & improve the understanding of the alpine areas in the Northeastern U.S.
Alpine Essay Contest
Guy and Laura Waterman spent a lifetime reflecting and writing on the Northeast’s mountains. The Waterman Fund seeks to further their legacy through essays that celebrate this wilderness spirit.
Want to Get Involved?
We are an all-volunteer organization and we want to hear from you!