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The mission of Snowlands Network is to protect opportunities for quality human-powered winter recreation and protect winter wildlands. We are dedicated to preserving our public lands for low-impact winter recreation and protecting our winter wildlands: sustainable winter recreation for a clean environment.
Snowlands Network is the only 501c3 organization in California and Nevada dedicated to representing the needs of backcountry skiers, snowshoers, snowboarders and other outdoors people who value the physical and spiritual joys of winter and winter travel using their own muscle power. Our goal is to promote safety and tranquility on every winter adventure.
Snowlands Network was established in March, 2001, to advocate for the needs of all those who venture into the winter backcountry in search of peace and solitude, and for the winter wildland environment. Our membership includes backcountry skiers, snowshoers, family snowplayers, birders, hikers, naturalists, wildlife lovers and others who revel in the joy of muscle-powered recreation in nature's winter wonderland.
We believe that in order to protect our current winter recreation opportunities, and expand them where we have few or none, we must engage the Forest Service and others in a dialog and in some cases challenge their management decisions. Protecting the winter wildland environment, the natural sights, sounds, fauna and flora, goes hand-in-hand with protecting opportunities for winter recreation. We work with other like-minded organizations to attain our goals.
Snowlands Network is "your voice." We attend meetings, we analyze proposals, we make proposals, and we keep our members up-to-date on issues that affect the sports and the wildlands they love. We are doing the things that members of our community can't or don't have the time to do. We ask for is your volunteer support.
The headwaters of Forestdale Creek, east of Carson Pass on Highway 88 is now closed to snowmobile use for nearly the entire snow season because of a 17-year effort by Snowlands Network (and its predecessor the Nordic Voice). The south side of the Mount Rose Highway at Tahoe Meadows is closed to snowmobile use because of our efforts. These are two examples of how we serve our membership.
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