The Stash Blog

Bill Will Make Idaho Parks & Rec Director Political Appointee, Forfeit Harriman State Park

If you live in Idaho and appreciate and support professional management of our natural areas and want to keep this Idaho gem in public hands, please contact your State Legislators and ask them to vote no on House Bill 496.

Comment Now on the Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Revision

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The Forest Service is currently in the early stages of planning for how it will manage the Custer Gallatin National Forest for the next 20-30 years.The Custer Gallatin stretches across 400 miles – from West Yellowstone, MT to Camp Crook, SD – and encompasses 9 different mountain ranges, including the highest peaks in Montana. The forest offers every kind of skiing imaginable and it’s home to some of the finest ice climbing in the country.

A New Look at NEPA? Sounds Good. But Let’s Not Throw the Baby Out With the Bath Water.

The Forest Service is taking a  new look at what they do to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, and they’re accepting preliminary comments through the end of this week. The vast majority of comments submitted thus far in the process are from the extractive industry – it’s time for the outdoor recreation community to speak up.

Wild Winter Women Take on Grand Traverse to Benefit Winter Wildlands

At midnight on Friday, March 23rd, Taylor Schefstrom and Hallie Holland (aka the Wild Winter Women) took on the Grand Traverse to benefit Winter Wildlands Allianceskiing 40 miles through the night from Crested Butte to Aspen, Colorado.


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Over 90% of winter recreation takes place on public lands. OUR lands. Sign up now to help us protect and defend them.

Help Wanted: WWA Seeks Citizen Science Volunteers in California’s Sierra Nevada

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Winter Wildlands Alliance and Desert Research Institute seek backcountry and cross-country skiers to help collect data for winter recreation planning in the Sierra Nevada.

SnowSchool Support Week: February 3rd – 11th

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The SnowSchool season is in full swing!  For over a decade we have joined together as a community of outdoor enthusiasts to create for students an experience of immersion in the wilds of winter and in the very forces that shape life on our planet. …

SnowSchool Field Report! December 14th 2017

By Kerry McClayWhile its still technically the “pre-season”, many SnowSchool sites are working hard to train leaders for the coming winter.  This is especially true at sites that rely heavily on volunteer educators, such as Discover…