Photo by Jason Fox
This profile was originally featured in our Spring 2023 Trail Break issue.
“Winter Wildlands Alliance is one of the rare organizations that achieves major impact on multiple fronts: in the courts, with policy, and by building relationships with agency staff to secure sound management decisions.”
Marla first learned about Winter Wildlands Alliance through her work at WildEarth Guardians on Forest Service Over-snow Vehicle (OSV) planning. Attending a WWA Grassroots Advocacy Conference deepened her connection to the organization and the Wild Winter community.
Most recently, Marla has been involved on the Stanislaus National Forest Winter Travel Plan, working to defend conservation gains achieved through the latest plan while also trying to secure improved protections for imperiled wildlife like the Sierra Nevada red fox.
As the mother of a four-year-old, she is driven to do what she can to make sure he gets to experience the winter wildlands that she’s enjoyed throughout her life.