Historic public lands funding near death, barriers to logging the Tongass under attack, and protections for ski and snowshoe zones at risk in the Sierra.

A longtime backcountry skier looks forward to winter travel planning in hopes that some balance might be restored to the backcountry.

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.

The Eldorado National Forest Draft Winter Travel Plan proposes to reverse historic protections and open traditionally non-motorized areas to snowmobile use. Let’s not let this happen. Public comments are due August 6!