Winter Wildlands Alliance works with grassroots groups throughout the country to protect winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands. By joining and pooling interests with WWA, grassroots group members receive access to a variety of resources to increase awareness and effectiveness of their organization. Learn about our Membership Benefits.
Suggestions on starting a Grassroots Group
Decide exactly what the purpose of the group will be. For example, are you trying to establish a new network of groomed trails? Perhaps you’ve identified a need for organized backcountry outings and education in your community? There might already be an issue you need to address, such as snowmobile encroachment on public lands that are set aside for human-powered recreation or a proposed ski area expansion that could restrict your access to the backcountry. Or, it could be as simple as wanting to host events to promote backcountry skiing in your area. It is essential for a new group with limited resources to clearly identify its purpose. Once this is done, consider us a resource to help you get organized, get mobilized, and on your way to achieving your mission.
Technical Assistance and Services for Grassroots Members
WWA’s grassroots technical assistance program provides local grassroots groups with the support they need to become effective advocates. Benefits include consultation services for strategic planning, membership development and outreach, education on current laws and regulations, documenting user-conflicts, budgeting, and fundraising. Other benefits include a Grassroots Activist Toolkit, updates on national policy, website hosting, and opportunities for joint membership development. We can help identify the right people and public processes to engage in, ensuring that your efforts are effective. Grassroots organizations can also begin using WWA membership as a benefit of joining their own organization, such as opting to automatically have their current members also become WWA members.
For more information on these and other program details and benefits, contact our office: Phone: 208.336.4203 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org