February 2023

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Protect Wintering Wildlife

We can all do our part to protect wintering wildlife by avoiding ungulate winter range, being flexible and willing to change plans when necessary, and taking care not to disturb wildlife.

Member Profile: Peter Metcalf

“We don’t want to lose the values we get from these undeveloped lands. We need to change the laws to put the community and the common good on equal footing with for-profit private interests. And that’s going to take all of us being engaged.” Read more about Peter Metcalf: Activist, Founder of Black Diamond Equipment, and past Winter Wildlands Board Member in Driggs, ID.

Montana Public Lands Rally

Alongside our Montana grassroots groups and members, we’re rallying for public lands under the rotunda at the State Capitol in Helena. You’re invited to join! WWA grassroots group Wild Montana will provide round-trip transportation to Helena from Billings, Bozeman, Missoula, and Kalispell.

The Future of Snow: Citizen Science

The future of snow science is increasingly focused on making more accurate snow water content predictions in a changing and unpredictable world.

Shoshone Travel Planning Update (Wyoming)

After reviewing comments on a plan to govern travel by ATV riders, snowmobilers and others, wilderness advocates say the public finds proposed rules lacking.

January Policy Update

In this month’s policy update, we share about the biggest updates from DC on Tongass National Forest, Boundary Waters, and Bristol Bay.

Backcountry Film Festival: On Tour Now!

For the past 18 winters, the Backcountry Film Festival has been hosted across the country raising over $1.6 million for local backcountry communities. Our hosts are grassroots groups, nonprofits, avy centers, snow education sites, and other organizations to support and celebrate their work. Find your closest BCFF screening and get your tickets now to make this our most successful tour season yet.


✨ Inclusive Summit 2023 speaker highlight: Hilary Eisen ✨ We are excited to share that Hilary Eisen will facilitate one of our networking breakout sessions at AORE’s Inclusive Summit. The session will focus on the following question: Our shrinking snows – what is the future of winter recreation in a changing climate?”

See more at AORE’s Instagram profile here.