As the first forest in the country to implement the OSV Rule, the Lassen set a course for how to go about writing a winter travel plan. Now, onto implementation.

The economic impact reports for backcountry skiing and other activities on the Manti-La Sal National Forest are now available!

How do you tie together urgent yet complicated issues like mountain biodiversity, the future of snow, rural economics, human-powered backcountry adventure, local connection to the natural world, and conserving wildlife all in one Festival program, let alone one film? In this season’s line-up, one film answered that question by telling a story about wolverines and backcountry skiing.

The new plan applies a variety of management designations to thoughtfully manage the busiest parts of the forest, protect wilderness values, and benefit wildlife.

We break down the latest science on winter recreation’s impact on wildlife, soundscapes, snowpack, air and water quality, and more.