August 2022

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Protecting NEPA… Again

We were rallying in 2020, using our collective voice in 2021, and celebrating in early 2022… but here we are again. Senate Republicans are trying to turn back the clock to 2020 and kneecap NEPA forever.

This afternoon, Senate passed this resolution 50-47… now it will go onto the House of Representatives for their vote.

We did it before, we can do it again. What can you do right now? Read more about why we oppose this resolution and send a letter to your House Representative urging them to oppose S.J.Res.55 at the button below!

Film Submissions Open: Backcountry Film Festival Needs Your Snow Stories!

Do you have a film that embodies the joy of being in the backcountry? Does it take place in winter? Are you using human power in your adventure? Submit your film today for FREE to be considered for the 2022-23 in-person and virtual tour.

What Does the Inflation Reduction Act Mean for Climate, Public Lands, and Outdoor Recreation?

Our friends at Outdoor Alliance help us digest the bipartisan package waiting to be voted on in Senate to address climate change, energy independence, healthcare, inflation, and the country’s deficit. The package, which will advance through a process called reconciliation as soon as this week, would be the largest climate bill ever and make huge strides to addressing the climate crisis, which has a profound effect on public lands and recreation!

Why Kids (and Adults) Love Winter

Cooler days are ahead, we promise! To beat the heat (at least mentally), here are our favorite reflections from SnowSchool students who experienced the wilds of winter for the very first time. Take a break and beat the heat with wild winter memories from seasons past!

Grand Targhee Community Assessment

This collaborative community assessment outlines the potential impacts of the proposed Grand Targhee Resort expansion and other Master Development Plan projects. This document is intended to help the public understand the implications of the proposal and how they are likely to affect Teton Valley communities, core values, and the public lands on the west side of the Tetons.

Lassen National Forest Completes Winter Travel Planning

As the first forest in the country to implement the OSV Rule, the Lassen set a course for how to go about writing a winter travel plan and complying with the OSV Rule. Now, onto implementation.

July Policy Update

In this month’s policy update, we share news on NEPA, the Lassen National Forest, and Forest Service funding and capacity challenges.


“Join us in the skin track to protect days like this for years to come! As an Alliance, our members help us showcase to key stakeholders and lawmakers how many folks are stewards and advocates for wild winters on our public lands. Our collective voice is made up by our individual members: YOU.

As a staff of five, we can’t do all of these things without you and our partners. Our work to protect wild winters is year-round. Please consider becoming a member today! #KeepWinterWild #WinterWildlandsAlliance

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