Lassen National Forest releases draft winter travel plan. As a test case for future winter travel management on forests across the country, it still needs work. By Hilary Eisen, Recreation & Policy Manager The 2015 Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Rule, which requires that every forest that receives enough snow for winter recreation develop a travel management plan for […] Read more.
Between now and August 25th, we have a historic opportunity to help protect the iconic landscapes of California’s Southern Sierra Nevada and the broad range of recreation experiences they offer, and to weigh in on how these public lands will be managed for decades to come. Together, the Inyo, Sierra, and Sequoia National Forests cover nearly […] Read more.
Today the Bitterroot National Forest took an important step in protecting wild and quiet winter landscapes. In the newly published Bitterroot Travel Plan the Forest Service brings travel management on the Bitterroot up to speed with the management direction in the existing forest plan and in line with regulations set forth in the 2015 Over-Snow […] Read more.
By Cindy Farny, High Camp Hut, Telluride CO For nine years, with the help of Winter Wildlands Alliance, Cindy Farny worked to protect this special backcountry skiing area for generations to come. I have spent the last nine years working to get the area above the High Camp Hut in southwestern Colorado closed to snowmobiles after […] Read more.
Maps are important advocacy tools, providing us a way to clearly show the Forest Service how we access and explore the backcountry, helping to make the case during current forest planning efforts for protecting important non-motorized recreation areas. Read more.