[Image source: Outdoor Industry Association] With well over 10 million participants each season and more than $4.8 billion in direct consumer spending, human-powered snowsports — including backcountry skiing, alpine touring, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing — constitute the fastest growing segment of winter recreation in the United States. Check out our latest economic impact report, including 2017 numbers from the […] Read more.
Over the past couple of weeks there hasn’t been much movement on public lands-focused legislation in DC. A couple of good bills had committee hearings and moved forward in the Senate but otherwise it seems that Congress has been pre-occupied with other matters. Public lands have been more in the spotlight at the state level […] Read more.
By Kt Miller The plane sputtered (like small planes do) as we lifted from the Boise airport, soaring north above the rolling hills of the city. I’d departed Bozeman far too late after meetings and a dinner party, arriving in Boise in time for a one-hour nap in the airport parking lot. Relief hit as […] Read more.
On Thursday the Trump Administration released its budget blueprint and it’s a nightmare for public lands, the climate and our environment. This proposed budget cuts spending across most federal programs, including federal land conservation and environmental protection. Read more.
By Mark Menlove, Executive Director As I boarded a 5:20 a.m. flight in Boise bound for Washington, DC, it struck me, again, the direct connection and interdependence between the backcountry world, where I go to rejuvenate, and the policy world of DC, where I go to advocate. Just the day prior I’d woken up in […] Read more.