Under the guise of “modernization” and “streamlining,” the White House is moving swiftly to put big industry in charge of environmental decisionmaking—and to cut the public and science out of the process. We need to put pressure on Congress now to make sure they don’t let this happen.
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 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 legislation in Congress that affects public lands and contact the Members who represent you in D.C.
"If the state were to shut ski resorts down, Truckee Mayor Dave Polivy fears that people would head to public lands that are under-equipped to handle such large crowds. Tahoe already experienced an overwhelming summer of tourism in the pandemic — with trash and parking issues that followed. Winter may very well bring more of the same, plus the inherent avalanche danger that’s built into winter recreation." Via SFGATE. ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome, welcome, welcome to our newest WWA Ambassador, Sofia Jaramillo. Sofia is an adventure photographer and filmmaker based in Jackson, WY. As a Colombian-American, her mission is to uplift and tell the stories of BIPOC athletes and friends. She got her start in photography working for newspapers and is trained in telling stories through still photography and video. She believes in the power of storytelling and with this approach has photographed worldwide ad campaigns for various clients.
In 2019, she became the first woman of color to shoot a snow campaign for The North Face. She is a regular contributor to National Geographic Travel and National Geographic Adventure. A deep appreciation for nature and winter lands was instilled in her ever since her childhood growing up in Idaho. With her work in outdoor sports, she strives to carve space and create more opportunities for BIPOC athletes and make wild lands more accessible for everyone.
Our Ambassador crew is a corps of professional backcountry skiers, explorers, guides and industry veterans who embody the mission of WWA, strengthening our efforts to promote and protect the human-powered snowsports experience. They are leaders in the backcountry community and provide a crucial link between WWA, the public, and the rest of the snowsports world. We value their support and commitment tremendously. ... See MoreSee Less
Let’s not sit this one out! If you think you might have something better to do on November 3 this year, like skiing four inches of blower pow on granite or maintaining social distancing and avoiding polling places, make sure you contact your county registrar and line yourself up with a mail-in ballot, fill it out, and get it in! Then go trash your skis, knowing that you did your part to keep your country off the rocks.
A 211-mile-long gravel highway proposed through the Brooks Range in Alaska will devastate the fragile arctic tundra’s landscape, biodiversity, and Native livelihood. We must stop the road—and the proposed mines it leads to—from getting built.
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Today, Winter Wildlands Alliance and the American Alpine Club joined forces with 20 other conservation and environmental justice organizations to sue the Trump Administration and stop it’s evisceration of the National Environmental Policy…
https://winterwildlands.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Caroline_Gleich_2017_0100.jpg10011500Hilary Eisenhttps://winterwildlands.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/WWA_Logo_OrangeBlue-300x89.pngHilary Eisen2020-07-29 10:23:552020-07-29 10:31:05CLIMBERS AND BACKCOUNTRY SKIERS ARE TAKING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO COURT TO DEFEND NEPA
Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization promoting and
preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports
experience on public lands.