Todd shares his thoughts and solutions. about the increase we've seen in Backcountry use and how it might affect Winter 2020-21.
About the Winter Wildlands Alliance
Winter Wildlands Alliance was founded 20 years ago. We're celebrating our 20th year this year. We were founded to represent backcountry skiers and human powered recreation on America's public lands. And that means cross country skiers snowshoers, these days fat bikers, trail runners, you name it. We're an Alliance of grassroots groups and organizers, environmental advocates, backcountry skiers, snowboarders, and people who are devoted to protecting and preserving and sharing the quiet places in the mountains. And when you talk about the backcountry, the backcountry is available all four seasons, but we are truly focused on winter. And that goes down to forest service planning and over-snow vehicle use and places people can get out for that true solace and enjoy winter for what it is in and on the lands, you know, moving under their own power. There's just that reverence that we all have for that. That's why we head into the backcountry.
Things we talked about
NEPA– the national environmental policy act
The Ambler Road, a 211-mile gravel highway that's proposed through the Brooks range.
Ski Kind- it goes back to recreate responsibly. And it's a little bit more approachable because the whole ski kind idea is just really simple, and by ski, we mean anything you do sliding on snow in public lands. It doesn't matter if you're on a freaking lunch school tray, a blowup unicorn, or a thousand CC snow pony (Snow Machine) be kind and ski kind.
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