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.
“Studying mountain snowpack is vital to our quality of life” read a recent headline in the Idaho Statesman. The article explored research conducted by geoscientists at Boise State University and how snow provides 80% of the water across the western US. But if its that important shouldn’t all of us, young and old, be educated […] Read more.
We are excited to begin our second season of working with volunteer backcountry scientists on the Helena National Forest. Winter Wildlands Alliance is coordinating with Wild Things Unlimited (WTU) and the Montana Wilderness Association, with support from the Helena National Forest, and Defenders of Wildlife, to get citizen scientists into the backcountry to monitor forest […] Read more.