Our public lands – millions of acres of forests, mountains, rivers, and plains – are a part of who we are. They exist for the good of all, not the profit of a few. But now a group of powerful special interests inside the government and beyond are waging an aggressive campaign to undermine and even sell off public lands all across the west for short-term private gain.
Use our Bill Tracker to learn more about specific Public Lands Heist legislation in Congress and how you can contact your representatives.
$35 a year (auto renew) makes you a vital partner in supporting public lands, kids on snow, mountain communities and wild winter landscapes. The more of us there are, the stronger we are! Plus, for a limited time, you get a coveted trucker’s cap from Ambler and a Keep Winter Wild sticker!
Friends in the North Cascades: are you interested in teaching and learning about snow science? Apply to be a Mt. Baker SnowSchool Instructor! SnowSchool is a partnership between Winter Wildlands Alliance, North Cascades Institute, Mt. Baker Ski Area, Whatcom School District, Watershed and Northwest Avalanche Center. Details: bit.ly/2JZ4WSzAre you interested in teaching and learning about snow science? Apply to be a Mt. Baker SnowSchool Instructor! SnowSchool is a partnership between Winter Wildlands Alliance, North Cascades Institute, Mt. Baker Ski Area, Whatcom School District, Watershed and NWAC. Details: bit.ly/2JZ4WSz... See MoreSee Less
Wondering how the elections shakeout might effect the places we care about? Outdoor Alliance Policy Director Louis Geltman gives us the inside skinny from Capitol Hill. Including more than a dozen bills that could actually clear Congress THIS YEAR. Use OA's handy form to identify your congresscritters and give them a good nudge. ... See MoreSee Less
Daytime ringtail cat sighting on U.S. Forest Service - Eldorado National Forest! #keepitwildUNUSUAL WILDLIFE SIGHTING Two of our rangers were patrolling at around 5,000 feet elevation when they saw a Ringtail cat! It was quite a shock to both of them, especially since they are nocturnal animals.
These cute critters look to be a cross between a fox and a raccoon, and the size of a small house cat. Here in California they are also known as the miner’s cat. Legend has it miners and settlers enticed ringtails to live in their cabins to help control rodents. Their diet is primarily carnivorous but also do eat other foods like plants, fruit, and insects. Ringtail cats are nocturnal, solitary and sparsely populate their range which makes them hard to spot. They are very nimble, and can quickly reverse the direction they are moving by performing a cartwheel using their tail. They are also excellent climbers and can scale vertical walls, trees, rocky cliffs and even cacti. Ringtail cats are a fully protected species. They may not be taken at any time and no licenses or permits may be issued for their take except for collecting specimens for necessary scientific research. ... See MoreSee Less
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Public Comment Period Closes November 1, 2018!
The 5.4-million-acre Chugach National Forest in southcentral Alaska, America’s most northerly national forest, is currently revising its outdated 2002 Land Management…
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