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Frequently Asked Questions
About this website
About Snowlands Network
- When was Snowlands Network founded?
- Where does Snowlands Network work?
- How does Snowlands Network choose the projects it works on?
- Can I influence whether Snowlands Network works on a specific project?
- How is Snowlands Network funded?
- What are Snowlands Networks current projects and campaigns?
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Snowlands was founded in March, 2001 as an offshoot of the Nordic Voice, an advocacy committee within a ski touring group of the Sierra Club. Marcus Libkind, Jim Gibson and Bill Flower were active in the Nordic Voice, were founding members of Snowlands, and are current directors of Snowlands.
Snowlands' mission is to protect opportunities for quality human-powered winter recreation and protect winter wildlands throughout California and Nevada though we work with others on national efforts such as in Yellowstone National Park. Our current major campaigns are concentrated in the greater Lake Tahoe area from Highway 80 in the north to Highway 88 in the south. We also have active projects in the Bear Valley area (Highway 4) and on Giant Sequoia National Monument (Sequoia National Forest). Please read more about our projects both current and past including major campaigns.
Volunteers at Snowlands Network monitor the Schedule of Proposed Actions for many National Forests. We also get announcements from various government agencies and we work with many other like-minded organizations. We also depend on our members to be our eyes and ears. From these sources we determine what projects are relevant to our mission and community, and we prioritize them.
Snowlands urges you to tell us what is important to you. If we are not working on an issue, it may be that we are not aware of the need.
Sometimes we are not working on an issue because we are short of volunteers. The best way to influence us to work on a specific issue is to show your interest by volunteering to help. Remember that you may be more knowledgeable than anyone else about a specific area and need. Please contact us with your thoughts and ideas.
Please contact us if you know of a potential major donor or have specific knowledge of foundation or business that may be sympathetic to our mission.
Snowlands has two major campaigns underway. They are the Quiet Quadrant at Lake Tahoe, in which we are working to get lands designated non-motorized in winter to provide a balance of opportunities in the area, and the Rubicon Trail on Highway 50 near Loon Lake, in which we are working to force El Dorado County and the Forest Service to effectively manage and protect the environment through which the trail passes. Please read more about our campaigns and projects.