Get outside to win a prize! From January 1, 2023, to April 30, 2023, we are hosting a California Data Collection Contest using the Recreation Impact Monitoring System (RIMS) mobile app.

The Recreation Impact Monitoring System (RIMS) mobile application is a smartphone-based data collection and analysis tool that provides winter recreation monitoring and data collection. Here’s how to use it.

Introducing the Recreation Impact Monitoring System (RIMS) mobile application: a smartphone-based data collection and analysis tool that has been upgraded to now provide for winter recreation monitoring and data collection.

The Forest Service has proposed eliminating public comment opportunities and creating new loopholes to expedite logging, mining, and road building on the 193 million acres of National Forests and Grasslands across the country.

Human-powered snowsports are an important part of the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy and the fastest growing segment of the winter outdoor recreation industry, creating jobs, bringing income into rural economies and contributing to community development, quality of life and public land conservation.