New report tracks winter recreation on national forest lands

In anticipation of our Grassroots Advocacy Conference in Golden, CO later this week we are excited to announce the release of our latest report, Winter Recreation on National Forest Lands, A Comprehensive Analysis of Motorized and Non-motorized Opportunity and Access.  This report covers 77 National Forests and 176 million acres of land within the forests […] Read more.

Grassroots Conference Next Week!

The Winter Wildlands Alliance Grassroots Advocacy Conference starts next Thursday in Golden, Colorado!  The conference, which runs from June 18-20, is an opportunity for backcountry skiers, conservation advocates, and others who are interested in winter backcountry recreation to learn about Forest Service winter travel management planning, grassroots organizing, Snow School, and more. To view a […] Read more.

SnowSchool deepens kids’ learning

SnowSchool has always been about harnessing the power of snow to connect kids with nature.  In making this dream a reality the program has engaged over 170,000 participants since 2005.   However, one potential problem with a school field trip program like SnowSchool is that while the outdoor experience inherently generates enthusiasm, all too often there […] Read more.

Two good travel plans recently published in Montana

April saw the release of two draft travel plans in Montana. The Bitterroot National Forest published it’s long-awaited Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and a draft Record of Decision (ROD) on April 7 and the Helena National Forest published a FEIS and draft ROD for it’s Divide Travel Plan on April 23. Although both plans […] Read more.

Support Balance in the Wasatch Backcountry

No matter where you live, if you’ve skied or even dreamed of skiing Utah’s Central Wasatch, now is the time to speak up to protect what’s left of the famed Wasatch backcountry –  because big changes may be on the horizon. Earlier this spring, a multi-agency planning process called Mountain Accord released a draft “Blueprint” incorporating input over […] Read more.