Wilderness Advocates at Missoula workshop seek more youth in woods and work

  • November 09, 2015
  • Posted by Rob Chaney, the Missoulian

To get young people into the wilderness, skip social media in favor of personal contact.

That’s the prescription offered by several panels of wilderness advocates wondering how to attract the millennial generation to jobs and stewardship.

“Employers and job seekers really have to meet in the middle,” Darcy Shepard of Friends of Nevada Wilderness said. “Placing an ad in the newspaper may not be the best way to reach millennials. Watching your Twitter feed or Facebook may not be the best either. You’ve got to work the word-of-mouth.”

Getting those conversations going across generations was a major theme of the 2015 National Wilderness Workshop currently meeting at the University of Montana.

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