The Stash Blog

Lake Tahoe Basin

Weigh in now on the future of winter recreation in Lake Tahoe! Deadline is December 9.

Success In Colorado’s High Country: How to protect an area for non-motorized recreation

By Cindy Farny, High Camp Hut, Telluride CO For nine years, with the help of Winter Wildlands Alliance, Cindy Farny worked to protect this special backcountry skiing area for generations to come. I have spent the last nine years working to…

Mapping for Public Lands

Maps are important advocacy tools, providing us a way to clearly show the Forest Service how we access and explore the backcountry, helping to make the case during current forest planning efforts for protecting important non-motorized recreation areas.
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Take Action – Beaverhead Deerlodge Travel Planning

Montana - Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Winter Travel PlanningThe Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest (BDNF) is taking another look at how it manages motorized winter use under its 2009 Forest Plan and is considering amending the…
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Take Action – California Travel Planning

California - Lassen National Forest Winter Travel PlanningThe Lassen National Forest recently published a draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as part of their winter travel management planning process. This document compares different…

WWA, USFS, Bogus Basin and MesoWest Install New Weather Station to Help Students Study Snow

“Studying mountain snowpack is vital to our quality of life” read a recent headline in the Idaho Statesman. The article explored research conducted by geoscientists at Boise State University and how snow provides 80% of the water across…

Backcountry Scientist Project – Round Two

We are excited to begin our second season of working with volunteer backcountry scientists on the Helena National Forest. Winter Wildlands Alliance is coordinating with Wild Things Unlimited (WTU) and the Montana Wilderness Association, with…

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is Back!

Today, there’s big news that benefits everyone who loves getting outside, whether it's to the backcountry or your local city park.The Land and Water Conservation Fund, hailed as America’s best conservation program, will be reauthorized…
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Newly Developed Leave No Trace Guidelines for Winter Snowsports

Winter backcountry recreation is on the rise. Advances in backcountry skiing and snowboarding equipment, improved access and the relentless search for fresh snow, solitude and adventure have driven more people into the backcountry in recent…
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Submit your Human-Powered Winter Films to Us

Do you have a film that embodies the joy of being in the Backcountry? Does it take place in Winter?  Are you using human power in your adventure?What are we looking for in a film?  We like winter faceshots and epic skiing but we also want…

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