I. Improve consistency and collaboration in on-the-ground wilderness decisions among managers, stewardship skills among wilderness staff, and wilderness awareness among agency employees through training.

II. Enhance communication and consultation among the natural resource workforce, scientists, educators, students, and the public through ready access to a broad base of current and timely wilderness information.

III. Foster development of a personal stewardship ethic, and support for the National Wilderness Preservation System among the American public by increasing awareness, knowledge, and understanding of their wilderness heritage through education.

IV. Increase worldwide capacity for protected area management through training, information and education.

V. Increase awareness and support of Carhart Center efforts among all levels of the wilderness-managing agencies and partner organizations.