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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

Attend 2016 Backcountry Film Festivals in SLC & Park City

Grab a buddy, babe, bro and a brewski (or a Coke) – and join us for Backcountry Film Festival’s 11th year of winter celebration. Feast your eyes on these epic films all the while feeding your snow-loving-soul as the money raised goes towards Wasatch Backcountry Alliance and Winter Wildlands Alliance to keep our mountains the

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Hosts Powder Party for Members

  Please join us for the 1st Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Powder Party! After all of the intense battles we’ve been waging to protect our endangered Wasatch Backcountry, we thought it was about time to relax with friends, and to celebrate winter, powder, and what we love most about living here along the Wasatch. Our goal is to

Annual Member Meeting: Oct. 22, 2015

Join Us for Our Second Annual Member Meeting. A lot has happened over the past 12 months, and our fight to protect the scarce Wasatch Backcountry is far from over. We hope you’ll join us as we update our members on the state of the Backcountry, and what the future looks like. Please RSVP to

Speaking Up for the Backcountry in Washington, D.C.

By Tom Diegel, Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Board Member This past week the Wasatch Backcountry Alliance was asked  – along with the Salt Lake Climber’s Alliance – to go out to Washington, D.C. to by the Outdoor Alliance to lobby Utah’s congressional delegation for renewing something called the Land Water Conservation Fund, which – though not

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