Save the Date!
10th Biennial Conference
September 14-17, 2023 in Colorado (TBA)
Since 2002, Winter Wildlands Alliance has hosted the biennial Grassroots Advocacy Conference, bringing together policy makers, athletes, grassroots activists, scientists, mountain guides, local elected officials and other recreation and conservation stakeholders from across the country to enjoy two full days of engaging workshops and panel discussions on issues important to winter recreation and public lands.
Attendees get the latest developments in policy and planning issues, share grassroots successes, meet with public land managers, gain new advocacy tools and spend quality lodge and outdoor time with colleagues, partners, new friends and allies.
Questions or want to be involved? Email our Events Director, Melinda Quick at email@example.com.
“The vibe is strong at WWA’s advocacy conference with grassroots leaders from all over the US providing inspirational stories, ideas or discussions about our public lands that keeps the fire burning for when I return home and get back to work!”
“The Grassroots Advocacy conference is an important tool for those seeking to protect the health and vibrancy of ecosystems.”
“Fun, insightful and worth attending.”
“I liked the diversity of panel topics and the focus on creative new ways of doing things (brands, athletes, stewardship, etc). I also thought the unstructured time was great for getting to know other attendees and hear about their work and their ideas. The venue made it easy to connect with everyone.”
“This conference covered some difficult issues head on, and did it well.”
“Great conference with interesting discussion and super folks.”
📍Donner Summit, California
Can we save the backcountry from ourselves?
First Virtual Conference: offered to attendees for free in 6 one-hour Zoom panels and the recordings were shared with our larger community afterwards.
Poster photo by Shannon Corsi (@shannon.corsi)
Growing Equity in Public Lands
Keynote Speaker: James Edward Mills, award-winning journalist and author of The Adventure Gap
Poster design by Jim Harris (@perpetualweekend)
Harnessing the Power of Local Action
Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Jones, Athlete and Founder of Protect Our Winters
Poster design by Brittany Jones
Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization working to
inspire and empower people to protect America’s wild snowscapes.