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Comment Period for FS-WPG permit renewal

Hello Wasatch Backcountry Enthusiasts! Wasatch Backcountry Alliance met with the Forest Service leadership recently to express some concerns about the process, and as a result the Forest Service has opened a 30 day comment period from June 10-July 10. It is vital that they hear from the public with your opinions on WPG’s operations. A


Contact your county council member!

Hello Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Enthusiasts! With yesterday’s disappointing news of The US’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, perhaps it’s a good reminder of the importance of The People standing up for what they believe in and continuing to ask our leaders to provide leadership. Now’s your chance. Hopefully you have been aware of the


Bonanza Flat Details

Updated July 30, 2017: Bonanza Flats Has Been Saved Bonanza Flats has been saved! It was a huge challenge, but so many individuals, organizations, companies, and governments worked together to make it a reality, and we want to thank each and every one of you for helping to make this dream – which sometimes seemed


Bonanza Flat and upcoming events

Hello Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Enthusiasts! It’s been too long since we’ve sent out an email newsletter. Between the holidays and the great skiing – which you’ve hopefully been lapping up as much as possible – we have not had a chance to send out an email. But that’s not to say that there is not



Backcountry Alert: Legislative Maps Pose Possible Threat To Wasatch Backcountry

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance has been working hard on several critical concerns to the backcountry community. While we have supported the Mountain Accord process, in July we discovered potential threats when new conceptual maps were submitted as a part of the bill to create The Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area (CWNCRA). Problems alarming enough


Member Update: Mountain Accord and the Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area

September 13, 2016 – It’s been some time since we provided a member update and we want to let you know what our view is of the future of the Wasatch as it pertains to the Central Wasatch Conservation and Recreation Act legislation that was introduced by Congressman Chaffetz in July. We – and everyone


We’re Okay with Alta’s Proposal, Minus Any Ridgeline Development – Here’s Why

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance has – like everyone else – seen the new proposals that Alta unveiled for the next five years – and since public comment periods that the Forest Service puts up are some of the most important actions that we as citizens can make in terms of our impact on our public lands


Free Shuttle to Run in Little Cottonwood Canyon March 12 for Dispersed Recreational Users

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance is hosting a free shuttle event in Little Cottonwood Canyon for Sat., March 12, 2016 for dispersed recreational users such as snowshoers, hikers, and backcountry skiers and split-boarders. Dubbed the Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Shuttle Day, the event’s goals are to collect participant feedback, and to raise awareness of transportation and possible solutions


Support House Bill 52: Utah Recreation Infrastructure Development Fund

In a state where it seems that most of the political energy is devoted to the extraction/exploitation of natural resources despite the obvious economics of recreation (think: Moab as a mining town, vs the Moab of today) it’s nice to see at least a small nod to the importance that recreation has in our fair