The Stash Blog


FAQ about the National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act was signed into law on January 1, 1970. For 50 years, it has helped the government consider the environment in its decision-making. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about the law, how its implemented, and what it means for outdoor enthusiasts.
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Take Action for the National Environmental Policy Act

We’ve made it easy to send a letter to your representative to ask them to defend the National Environmental Policy Act. Fill out the form below.

Beyond Backcountry: "A Climb for Equality"

Our first episode of "Beyond Backcountry," where we dive deeper into the films of the Backcountry Film Festival.

A New Vision for Skiing in Northern Minnesota

In Northern Minnesota, backcountry skiers are fighting to save their most coveted terrain, which is the site of proposed development by a local ski area.

Calling All Filmmakers! 2020-21 BCFF Submissions Open

It's that time of the year: film submissions are open for the 16th annual Backcountry Film Festival!
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What’s Next? The Great American Outdoors Act

As states begin to reopen, we believe public lands are a smart and necessary investment for economic stimulus.

Looking Back on the 15th Season of the Backcountry Film Festival

This season, the Backcountry Film Festival traveled to almost 100 towns across the country. It raised more than $150,000 for 80 nonprofits.

The Crux of a Lifetime

We all experience moments of uncertainty. But the mountains teach us to lean into our challenges with curiosity, openness, care, and compassion. Now, as COVID-19 washes through our communities, our homes, our thoughts, and our bodies, this is a skill that we need more than ever. This is one we need to lean into.

Wanted: Membership Director. We Are Hiring!

Winter Wildlands Alliance is hiring! We are a tight team dedicated to our work and looking to add a new position to the roster! The position is based in Boise—no remote or telecommuting options. This search closes April 8, 2020.
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Grassroots Alert: Comment to protect the Wenatchee backcountry!

WWA's grassroots partner, El Sendero Ski and Snowshoe Club, is fighting a massive resort development at Mission Ridge in Wenatchee, WA. Read more to find out how to help!

Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization promoting and
preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports
experience on public lands.