Today is a big day for the future of balance in the backcountry. Almost 10 years after the Forest Service issued the Travel Management Rule – directing the management of wheeled-vehicle use, but making management of snowmobiles optional – we finally have a national rule that does the same for winter use. The long overdue […] Read more.
This winter we are working with Wild Things Unlimited, the Montana Wilderness Association, the Helena National Forest, and Defenders of Wildlife to organize a cadre of volunteer backcountry scientists to help Wild Things Unlimited in their efforts to survey wildlife on the east side of the Continental Divide in Montana. The goal for the project […] Read more.
More and more people are making the transition from the resort to the backcountry. The urge to explore snow less traveled, combined with lighter and easier to use touring gear, has led to exponential growth in backcountry skiing and riding. There has also been an increase in the popularity of skinning up ski resort slopes […] Read more.