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.
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SnowSchool, snowpack, and watersheds - what else could you want? You can learn a lot about snow science and hydrology just by visiting the SNOTEL map and digging around your own mountains, comparing snowpack measurements from past years, and bringing that understanding and knowledge to the outdoors, whether you’re skinning up a mountain in February or paddling down a river in July. ... See MoreSee Less
Winter Wildlands Executive Director Todd Walton often says our work is year-round. Yes, we are a nonprofit with winter in our name. Our mission statement is squarely focused on the preservation and protection of “winter wildlands.” But the point is, winter’s impact extends well beyond the cold...
After putting in a lot of work to convince WYDOT to allow skier parking on top of Teton Pass, Teton Backcountry Alliance celebrates: “My immediate reaction is joy and appreciation,” said Gary Kofinas, chairman of the TBCA’s steering committee. “I think it also speaks to a need and an opportunity to find a long-term solution and creating a formal Forest Service trailhead.” ... See MoreSee Less
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.
https://winterwildlands.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2016_08_29_PT_Day_45_D5_Katner_0005-1.jpg11252000Julie Brownhttps://winterwildlands.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/WWA_Logo_OrangeBlue-300x89.pngJulie Brown2020-08-05 16:22:572020-08-31 17:00:23The Ambler Road Is a ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’
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
From new Wilderness recommendations to Recreation Emphasis Areas that focus on winter, there’s a lot backcountry skiers will like in this new Forest Plan—but there’s still work left to do to ensure wild places across the forest are protected.