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BSI Mapping Project

Geospatial Databases for Outdoor Recreation Advocacy



Why Mapping?

In order to advocate for human-powered recreation, BSI is partnering with Outdoor Alliance to gather mapping data and inform land managers about important recreational assets throughout Colorado.

•Know where users are going to inform land use planning and managment
•Share info with land managers
•Identify conflicts with:
o Oil & Gas Development
o Wildlife Impacts
o User Groups
•Inform future planning & management
o Travel Planning – New Trails
o Parking & Access
o Land Use Designations – Wilderness, Recreation Management Areas
•Use data in public comments, citizens proposals, etc.

Watch our mapping presentation on YouTube now to learn more about our data collection process and mapping resources.


Get Started

Check out our mapping presentation on YouTube and then go to and start uploading tracks!  We'll be able to pull your information from their database and use it in our advocacy work.


Winter Travel Management

In 2015, the USFS created the Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) rule, which calls on all forests to create winter travel plans. We are working with Colorado forests to draft plans that promote human-powered and sustainable recreation

Get Involved

Snow Ranger Program

Each winter, CMC hosts a team of Backcountry Snow Rangers on the Ouray Ranger District to enhance education and safety for backcountry users around Red Mountain Pass.

Learn More!

Backcountry Film Fest

BSI hosts the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Fest throughout Colorado each winter to showcase winter recreation and environmental advocacy.

Find a Film Fest Near You!

Recreation Mapping

Geospatial data is helping us advocate for human powered recreation.  Join us for a workshop or webinar or click below to learn more about how to get involved.

Start Mapping!