Want a chance at more parking and a better experience at Dutchman Flat Sno-Park? Then help us defeat Kapka Sno-Park–before it's too late!

The Forest Service has approved construction of an extensive parking lot at Kapka Butte, a sno-park designed specifically to accomodate motorized users (vehicles with trailers). This new project offers virtually no accomodation for non-motorized users (no new ski or snowshoe trails). Furthermore, this project does not include anything to mitigate the addition of more motorized users to the Century Drive corridor (such as by expanding non-motorized recreation areas or clarifying motorized boundaries).

Few userrs (motorized or non-motorized) are in favor of this sno-park. It does nothing to ease the parking and congestion issues at Dutchman Flat Sno-Park. In fact, it probably delays any expansion of or changes at Dutchman for many years.

Bend Backcountry Alliance, with the help of our parent organization, Winter Wildlands Alliance, have appealled the Forest Service's decision and we're ready to take the Forest Service to court over issues that have surfaced as part of their decision.

If you enjoy backountry skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing in the Bend area, this is your chance to have a significant impact on future recreation opportunities.

But legal action takes funding. That's why we need your help.

Bend Backcountry Alliance requires very little money to operate–until there's a crisis. This is a crisis.

Please contribute today. Your donation will go directly to helping us cover our legal expenses.

Thanks for your support!

P.S.: We're not alone in this fight. Other user groups (including a motorized user group) are fighting this new sno-park. With your help, together we can bring better winter recreation opportunities to everyone in Bend.

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    Winter Wildlands Alliance advocates for human powered winter recreation and winter conservation on public lands.
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