It’s Always Winter Fundraiser Launch

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It’s always winter for Wasatch Backcountry Alliance. While winter is undoubtedly busy for our organization, the activism work continues through all seasons. Here’s what has been occupying our time this spring:

  • Attending meetings with stakeholders to regain access to Cardiff Fork from the mouth of the drainage
  • Improving our Backcountry Shuttle by securing funds and working on proposals to allow trailhead drop-offs
  • Wrapping up our data collection from our Trail Counting Program
  • Attending coalition meetings to prevent the gondola in Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Planning for a successful upcoming season

We expanded our efforts to protect undeveloped terrain and backcountry access by transitioning from a volunteer-run organization to hiring our first employee, Dani Poirier. Please join us and help grow our impact by contributing to our Summer Fundraiser.

Dani Poirier

Director

I was raised in the Rockies of Colorado and Canada, but have called Utah home since 2004. I was fortunate to grow up resort and cross-country skiing, but when I became involved with WBA in 2014 as an intern while attending the University of Utah, I had never been alpine touring. I joined because I believed in protecting the balance between undeveloped and developed terrain in our small but gorgeous mountain backyard. I joined the Board of Directors in 2018 and now serve as the director as of the 2023/2024 season. I am excited to pioneer this new role and help tap into our potential to protect our vital winter playground. I love ski touring in the winters, but I also dabble in other activities Utah has to offer like rafting, climbing, cross-country and resort skiing, and hiking with my high-energy pup.


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