The Waterman Fund fosters the spirit of wildness
Alpine areas retain their ecological integrity.
Every visitor stewards the land and experiences its wonder.
Least intrusive management practices prevail
and human impacts are minimized.
The spirit of wildness pervades the mountains.
The Waterman Fund is the only organization in the Northeast (and likely the United States) with a mission that combines the spirit of wildness and alpine stewardship.
“What else is wildness? Certain attributes come to mind: remoteness, inaccessibility, uncertainty, mystery. A wild place can be a difficult place, uncomfortable for humans. And we should seek to keep it that way, not try to make it safer, more comfortable, more like the civilization we leave behind.”
Guy and Laura Waterman, Wilderness Ethics, 1993