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.
$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!
It’s hard to imagine sitting in a crowded movie theater right now—our world has changed so quickly in light of the pandemic that recent memories feel like an eternity ago. And yet, the memory of the Backcountry Film Festival’s world premiere is a hopeful assurance of what just was and what will be again. ... See MoreSee Less
Southern Utah has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing economic crash. This survey is designed to document the economic impact of backcountry skiing in Southern Utah, and we hope the information will be used to help those communities recover. If you went backcountry skiing in Southern Utah earlier this winter, please take a moment to fill out this survey. ... See MoreSee Less
If you’ve skied, snowshoed, or otherwise played in the snow in southern Utah, please help us out by taking this survey. Quantifying the economic impact of human-powered snowsports on the Manti La Sal National Forest will help us to advocate for snowsports enthusiasts and make a case for protecting...
"Ultimately whether on the mountain or in the ocean, we’re all just after that feeling of flying, and getting to share it only fuels the fire. There’s something so gratifying about taking someone with you who you know will love it, and getting to show them your world."
A good story from our friends over at YETI, a sponsor of the #BackcountryFilmFestival.
As of yesterday, Heath Joske hadn’t been on a snowboard in 13 years – too busy chasing surf around the world. Now, after a wrong turn, he’s boot-packing with pro boarders Robin Van Gyn and Forrest Shearer in the backcountry of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
The epicenter of a tragic wildfire in 1910, the Great Burn has been left alone for a century of regrowth. Today, it is a recommended wilderness area along the Montana-Idaho stateline with an abundance of wildlife habitat. As the Forest Service rewrites the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest Plan, the Great Burn needs continued protection.
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Policy Director Hilary Eisen explains step-by-step how the Council for Environmental Quality is re-writing its regulations to the National Environmental Policy Act and reveals some of the tactics they're using to limit public engagement on government decision-making.
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Leaning on the executive branch’s Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ)—rather than going through Congress—the Trump administration has proposed sweeping new changes to weaken the nation’s bedrock environmental law for the benefit of polluters and corporations. We need your help to defend the National Environmental Policy Act.
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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.