Trail Break Radio – Episode Three: Trails for Tomorrow and Policy for Public Lands

What does it take to turn the dream of sustainable recreation into a reality? How can we shape policies that genuinely impact the landscapes we love?

Photo Credit: Dally Hue @dallyhue

Explore the keys to a future where outdoor enjoyment and environmental preservation coexist in this week’s Trail Break Radio episode.

Join Hilary Eisen (Winter Wildlands Alliance’s Policy Director) and Jaime Ervin (Outdoor Alliance’s Policy Associate) as they sit down with Sam Rider (United States Forest Service National Recreation Planner) to unravel the challenges and opportunities in bridging the gap between high-level directives and on-the-ground action!

Hilary is Winter Wildlands Alliance’s Policy Director. Based in Bozeman, she leads WWA’s engagement in National Forest winter travel management and other policy issues affecting backcountry skiers. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana and a B.A. degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from Middlebury College.

Jamie is Outdoor Alliance’s Policy Associate and a forest ecologist who has worked extensively on wildfire resilience and forest health issues in California’s Sierra Nevada. He holds a Master’s of Environmental Law & Policy and a Master’s of Natural Resources.

Sam is currently the National Recreation Planner within the USFS’s Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer Resources shop. Sam joined USFS in 2016 as a recreation planner for the Rocky Mountain Region and, in a past life, was a recreation planner for the Department of Energy and Department of Defense. She also serves as Vice Chair for the Interagency Visitor Use Management Council. Sam has a degree in Outdoor Recreation from George Mason University and definitely considers winter to be the superior season.

Tune in to navigate the intricate landscape of recreation, policy, and conservation. You will not want to miss episode 3, sponsored by generous Backcountry Partner, Alpine Quest Sports.