IMBA Working on Land Protection in the Colville National Forest
The Colville National Forest is home to more than one hundred miles of mountain bike trails and is a destination for mountain bikers on the West Coast. Conservation Northwest is cultivating a wilderness proposal that would close the Kettle Crest trail and more to cyclists. At this time, the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, along with IMBA are working with Wilderness advocates to draft a proposal that would protect these critical eco-systems while also allowing mountain bikers access to the trails they love. IMBA is recommending the use of a companion designation and appropriate Wilderness.
Call to Action!
Sign IMBA's petition to keep the Kettle Crest trails in the Coville National Forest open to mountain bikes. Be on the look out for action alerts and news released about the Colville Wilderness proposal. Don’t miss your chance to weigh in!
IMBA is currently in discussion with Conservation Northwest about using companion designations and boundary adjustments to draft a proposal mountain bicyclists can support.
IMBA Clubs Active in this Campaign:
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What Others are Saying:
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About IMBA's Public Lands Initiative:
The Public Lands Initiative is IMBA's effort to better organize local cycling communities and the bike industy to rally around bike friendly policies and public lands protection. Read more about the PLI.
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