Policy and Advocacy Resources

This section is home to a growing list of resources pertinent to both individual recreationists as well as our Grassroots Groups, including: trends and the economic impact of winter backcountry recreation, winter recreation opportunities on public lands, the environmental impacts of winter over-snow vehicles and other tools to help get you informed and effectively engage in the issues that matter your group or favorite backcountry area.

We are currently in the process of building out these resources, so if you don’t see what you are looking for a particular resource please Contact Us.

 

Memorandum of Understanding

U.S. Forest Service and Winter Wildlands Alliance MOU, March 2014

Guide to Commenting in Land Management Processes

Writing Substantive & Effective Comments

Winter Recreation Management On National Forests

Winter Recreation Planning Case Studies, June 2014

Best Management Practices for Forest Service Travel Planning, April 2015 (full report)

Best Management Practices for Forest Service Travel Planning (peer-reviewed articles published July 2016)

Snowmobile Best Management Practices for Forest Service Travel Planning: A Comprehensive Literature Review and Recommendations for Management – Introduction to Snowmobile Management and Policy

Snowmobile Best Management Practices for Forest Service Travel Planning: A Comprehensive Literature Review and Recommendations for Management –
Water Quality, Soils, and Vegetation

Snowmobile Best Management Practices for Forest Service Travel Planning: A Comprehensive Literature Review and Recommendations for Management – Wildlife

Snowmobile Best Management Practices for Forest Service Travel Planning: A Comprehensive Literature Review and Recommendations for Management – Winter Recreational Use Conflict

Trends & Economic Contribution of Human-Powered Snowsports

Summary of Trends & Economic Impacts, November 2016

Teton-West Yellowstone Region Backcountry Winter Recreation Economic Impact Analysis, 2013:

Executive Summary

Full Report

What the Science Says About Snowmobiles

Environmental Impacts of Snowmobile Use, May 2014

Winter Recreation on Western National Forest Lands: A Comprehensive Analysis of Motorized and Non-Motorized Opportunity and Access

Winter Recreation Report, 2015