Snowlands Network
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The mission of Snowlands Network is to protect opportunities for quality human-powered winter recreation and protect winter wildlands.

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Tahoe NF Releases Draft Snowmobile Plan

Comments needed by May 29

Tahoe National Forest has issued a draft Environmental Impact Statement for designating where snowmobiles will be allowed or prohibited on the Forest. Tahoe is the second of five forests, after Lassen, to begin planning over-snow vehicle use under the new 2015 Travel Rule.

The draft plan has five alternatives: the required no-action alternative and four action alternatives. The proposed action (alternative 2) would reduce the percentage of the forest from the current 77% to 49%, a significant gain. However, much of the proposed closures would be in low-elevation areas that recieve little snow.

Snowlands is recommending conditional support for Alternative 2 provided some modifications are made to benefit non-motorized recreation and environmental protections. Check our Tahoe forest page for suggestions on how to comment. Sign up for our alert list to stay informed about this and other plans. The comment period ends May 29.

You can find out more about the new DEIS from the Forest Service project page.

Snowlands Bulletin Spring Issue

The Spring 2018 issue of our newsletter, The Snowlands Bulletin, is available. You may download a PDF copy here (336KB). You may also download older issues on this page.

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Pinecrest Ski and Snowshoe Trail Guide

Snowlands Network is proud to make available to the public an up-to-date and accurate guide to the winter trails in the Pinecrest Area along Highway 108. The 14 marked trails begin at two trailheads, the Crabtree and Gooseberry, and connect at Burst Rock Junction. Within these trails there are opportunities for beginner through advanced tours.

We hope that you will enjoy this guide.

Lands Monitoring Program

Snowlands Network provides an easy method for anyone to report trespass, winter related conflicts and environmental damage.  The online reporting form is here.

Sno-Park Problem Reporting

We have added an online form for reporting problems at California Sno-Parks. Use this form to report problems such as parking, trash, or toilet facilities to Snowlands. We will pass on your concerns to the Sno-Park program

More information about the Sno-Park program may be found here.