Under the guise of “modernization” and “streamlining,” the Trump White House has put big industry in charge of environmental decisionmaking—and to cut the public and science out of the process. We need to make sure reversing the attack on NEPA is a top priority for the incoming Biden Administration.
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.
ICYMI: The Bureau of Land Management is moving back to DC. Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, said the "priority is to revitalize and rebuild the BLM so that it can meet the pressing challenges of our time, and to look out for our employees’ well-being.” Read more via High Country News. ... See MoreSee Less
This Saturday 9/25 is 🌲 National Public Lands Day! Whether you're getting outside, visiting a national park for FREE, volunteering with your local outdoor stewardship group, or sitting in your backyard: remember to #RecreateResponsibly! The updated guidelines are:🌲Know Before You Go: check the status of the place you want to visit for closures, fire restrictions, and weather. 🌲Plan and Prepare: reservations and permits may be required and make sure you have the gear you need and a back-up plan. 🌲Build an Inclusive Outdoors: be an active part of making the outdoors safe and welcoming for all identities and abilities. 🌲Respect Others: there is space for everyone and countless outdoor activities, so be kind to all who use the outdoors and nature differently. #skikind🌲Leave No Trace: respect the land, water, wildlife, and Native communities while following the seven @leavenotraceorg principles.🌲Make it Better: we all have a responsibility to sustain the places we love, so volunteer, donate, and advocate for the outdoors.📷 Recreate Responsibly#keepwinterwild#winterwildlandsalliance[Photo description: A text image of the Recreate Responsibly's updated guide on how to recreate responsibly.] ... See MoreSee Less
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As the popularity of outdoor recreation and use of public lands increases, funding for the Forest Service and other land management agencies has not kept up. Read our full report and take action today!
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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.