For a long time, we’ve understood that motorized recreation disturbs wintering wildlife, and land managers often close winter ranges to motor vehicles to protect vulnerable species. However, new research is showing that non-motorized recreation, like backcountry skiing, can disturb wintering wildlife, too.

“Peak Obsession,” a film by Bjarne Salen, is playing in the Backcountry Film Festival

Ambassador Luc Mehl’s epic traverses of Alaskan wilderness give us a glimpse of the vast, remote landscapes we’re fighting to protect.

Welcome to the Stash! This is a monthly email produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance to connect the winter community with stories about environmental policy, grassroots advocacy, and human-powered recreation on public lands.