On March 13th 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13781 directing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a plan for reorganizing the executive branch, including recommending agencies, programs, and functions for elimination. The OMB in turn launched a 28-day comment period asking the American public to weigh in on how to reorganize, reduce, and eliminate agencies.

Today, the Outdoor Alliance, its member organizations, partners and friends (see list below) wrote to express strong support for continued and robust investment in the conservation and recreation programs of the land management agencies: the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. Together, these agencies administer on behalf of the American people 674 million acres of lands that see over half a billion visits annually.

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Outdoor Alliance comment on EO 13781

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Winter Wildlands Alliance, with support from SnowSchool at Bogus Basin and Boise REI, will be hosting the 5th annual stewardship project at Mores Mountain. In partnership with US Forest Service’s Mountain Home Ranger District volunteers will gather to give back to a treasured, outdoor space at Mores Mountain. With its close proximity to the Treasure Valley, Mores Mountain is a well-loved and well used recreational area just above Bogus Basin. Mores Mountain offers trails for hikers, bikers, and skiers alike. With its panoramic views, guided nature walks, and designated picnic and camping spots it is a year round destination for multiple users groups.

Winter Wildlands would like to invite you to our 5th annual Stewardship project at Mores Mountain. This is our opportunity to give back to the places we play and love. We will be out on the trails, improving trail features, removing brush and cleaning up from the many months of use.

Project will be Friday June 23rd at 9:00 am at the Mores Mountain Trailhead, past Bogus Basin Ski Area. If you are interested in carpooling please come to the Bogus Basin Main Offices at 2600 Bogus Basin Rd at 8:00am to ride up.
Gather your friends and family and join us for this one day volunteer event.

We will be out on the trails from 9:00am – 3pm. Please bring
• Water
• Layers
• Work Gloves
• Good walking/hiking shoes
• Loads of smiles and high fives
Winter Wildlands will provide work tools, snacks and high fives right back at cha!

We look forward to a great day in the dirt. If you have any questions about the event please contact Kerry McClay at kmcclay@winterwildlands.org

The Swiveltones are getting together and rocking the house at the Visual Arts Collective. This legendary product-of-Idaho band brings you original rock-punk-soul infused jams, sure to leave you dancing your heart out.

Proceeds benefit SnowSchool, a program of Winter Wildlands Alliance. Dancing, raffle, drinks. Come down for a great cause and great concert!

Visual Arts Collective

Saturday, April 8th

Doors 8:00p | Show 9:00p

Tickets available HERE

SnowSchool is an unforgettable winter adventure that combines hands-on science education with snowshoe-powered outdoor exploration. Learn more about the program at snowschool.org

Please note this is a 21 and older event.

Questions? Contact Keili Bell at kbell@winterwildlands.org

Winter Wildlands Alliance, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, the Wyoming Wilderness Association, Togwotee Pass Backcountry Alliance, NOLS, and the Beartooth Recreational Trails Association are hosting mapping workshops for skiers and snowshoers in communities surrounding the Shoshone National Forest (in northwest Wyoming) during the weeks of January 19 and February 1.  We will discuss how to use online mapping tools to gather and share information about backcountry skiing areas and provide information on how skiers can get involved in the ongoing Shoshone National Forest winter travel management planning process.  Skiers and snowshoers of all experience levels are welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be provided.

Mapping workshops will take place as follows.  Click the link to RSVP:

Cody: Tuesday, January 19. 6-8pm in the Bighorn Federal community room (1701 Stampede Ave)

Dubois: Wednesday, January 20 at 5:15-7:15 pm in the Dubois library meeting room (202 N 1st St)

LanderThursday, January 21 at 6-8 pm at the Nobel Hotel (288 Main Street)

Red Lodge: Monday, February 1 from 6-8 pm in the Red Lodge Library meeting room (3 8th St W)


Boise Backcountry Tribe!

Join or renew your membership this week, November 14th-18th, and receive

Our Membership Thank-You: TWO FREE TICKETS

to our Boise SnowBall Benefit Concert, featuring RapidGrass, a super rad, high-energy, fusion string-band!

The SnowBall Concert is THIS Friday, November 18th

6:00p-10:00p

Linen Building, downtown Boise

This will be a night full of uniting our community, live music, dancing, and revelry – (did we mention costumes and beer!?)

We want YOU to be a part of this.

There is limited space for the SnowBall bluegrass concert, SIGN UP now to ensure your space at the event.

See you there.

Contact us with any questions or for further details:

bjones@winterwildlands.org

1.208.343.1630