Hiker Headlines: New Sno-Park, Backcountry Trips, Take Action, Climate Plan
It’s January 28. A new Sno-Park was just announced. Sign up for WTA’s volunteer backcountry trips is almost here, with a few changes. New ways to take action for trails. And, the President lays out a plan for climate and conservation. Here’s some news you may have missed while out on trail this week.
It’s January 28. A new Sno-Park was just announced. Registration for WTA’s volunteer backcountry trips is almost here, with a few changes. New ways to take action for trails. And, the President lays out a plan for climate and conservation. Here’s some news you may have missed while out on trail this week.
Introducing a new Sno-Park: Located 2 miles south of Lake Easton Sno-Park, the new Easton Reload Sno-Park will provide more space for trail users to spread out during this busy winter season. The trails here are multi-use so be alert for snowmobiles and snowbikes. A Sno-Park permit is required to park here.
Backcountry trip launch is almost here: WTA’s Backcountry Response Teams and Volunteer Vacations are multi-day opportunities to volunteer doing trail work. Learn about the sign-up process, including changes to the 2021 season. The roster of trips will be available to preview on February 5, a week before registration opens on February 13.
Take action: A dam repair project is being planned in the Enchantments. Make sure your voice is heard by commenting on the project before February 1.
WTA’s virtual Hiker Rally is coming up on March 10 and 11. This is a great opportunity for you to speak up for trails by talking directly with your legislators. Registration is now open!
Climate and conservation plan: An executive order from the President lays out actions to address the climate crisis. Part of the order specifies the need for a Civilian Climate Corps, “to work conserving and restoring public lands and waters, increasing reforestation, increasing carbon sequestration in the agricultural sector, protecting biodiversity, improving access to recreation, and addressing the changing climate.” This action allows time for agencies to develop a plan for implementing these requirements. Sign up for our Trail Action Network to keep track.
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