Wilderness Search And Rescue


Wilderness Search and Rescue Team, also known as Wilderness Rescue was formed in 1979 to assist conservation and law enforcement agencies in searches for lost persons in the forest and wilderness areas of New York State. This non-profit organization is made up of volunteers from Onondaga County who receive intense training to provide them with the necessary skills to be part of an organized search.


The Wilderness SAR Team is dependent solely on the generosity of individuals and other organizations. We receive no funding from any government source. The money that is donated to us is used for operations of the team.