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Please join us June 18-20 in Golden CO for our sixth Grassroots Advocacy Conference.  This conference is an opportunity for individuals and organizations who care about winter recreation to gather to hear the latest on policy issues, network, share successes, and meet with land managers. It is open to Winter Wildlands Alliance members, our partners, […]

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Today is a big day for the future of balance in the backcountry. Almost 10 years after the Forest Service issued the Travel Management Rule – directing the management of wheeled-vehicle use, but making management of snowmobiles optional – we finally have a national rule that does the same for winter use. The long overdue […]

  A huge and hearftelt thanks to the Winter Wildlands Alliance members, partners, and supporters who turned out in unprecedented numbers to tell the Forest Service to bring much needed balance to the winter backcountry.  At the start of the 45 day comment period on a draft federal rule for over-snow vehicle management WWA set […]

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WWA Seeking 1,000 Comments in 45 Days Last April Winter Wildlands Alliance won a historic victory when a Federal Court agreed with our claim that the Forest Service has an obligation to manage snowmobiles under the same guidelines used for all other off-road vehicles in other seasons. The court ruled that the exemption of over-snow […]

Boise, Idaho — Winter is full of ups and downs so why not celebrate winter and embrace the UP?  It’s time to dust off the skis, pull on your parka, grab your ski buddies,  and celebrate the fun and beauty of winter at the Ninth Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival.  The ten unique […]

So maybe it was Yogi Berra the baseball player, not Yogi Bear the Jellystone cutup, who famously quipped, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over,” but either way those words never rang truer than with the infamously long-running process to finalize a winter use plan for Yellowstone National Park. The effort to permanently protect Yellowstone’s magical […]

Even though this news is delivered on April 1st, this is no joke. It’s a historic win for Winter Wildlands Alliance and for all those who value piece and quiet in the winter backcountry. All of us at WWA offer a huge thanks to Advocates for the West and attorney Laurie Rule who presented a […]

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