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Current Projects

At any one time, Snowlands Network is engaged in a number of projects that cover a wide range of lands and activities that have the potential to affect backcountry, human-powered, winter sports. Some projects are short-term while others are slow-moving management projects.

List of Current Projects

Winter Travel Management. This is Snowlands Network's largest project ever. The outcome will determine how the Forest Service manages backcountry winter recreation for the next 20 years. Other Snowlands projects have been rolled into the winter travel management project. For example, the Anderson Ridge Non-Motorized Winter Recreation Area and the Quiet Quadrant projects are part of the larger management project. >>>More

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Management Plan Revision. This plan revision will determine how backcountry winter recreation will be managed on the LTBMU for the next 20 years. Snowlands Network is working on this Plan Revision as part of its winter travel management project. >>>More

Mt Rose Expansion. Mt Rose Ski Tahoe is planning on expanding to the north side of the Mt Rose Highway, putting ski lifts and trails very close to a popular backcountry touring area. >>>More.

Lake Tahoe Basin Parking. CalTrans has started to restrict parking at some popular backcountry access points around the Lake Tahoe Basin because of a sediment remediation project. >>>More

Lands Monitoring. Snowlands Network, through its lands monitoring project, provides an easy method for anyone to report trespass, winter related conflicts and environmental damage. >>>More

Giant Sequoia National Monument. President Clinton’s Presidential Proclamation creating Giant Sequoia National Monument included strict controls over the use of motor vehicles, including snowmobiles, in the park. Snowlands is following the management planning process for the park to make sure that the motor vehicle requirements are strictly followed. >>>More

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort Access. Throughout 2014 there was much controversy over the public's right to cross public lands that are part of the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort permitted area. Snowlands has received confirmation that the public has the right to cross the ski area to access the backcountry at no charge via the route that loosely follows the Pacific Crest Trail. There are other issues still to work out. >>>More