Mount Ashland has announced the National Ski Areas Association has awarded them a $5,000 grant under its Sustainable Slopes initiative. The grant will help fund twenty watershed restoration projects the ski area will implement this summer.
Ten of the restoration projects are in the Ashland Creek watershed, seven in the Neil Creek watershed, two in the Cottonwood Creek watershed and one in the Grouse Creek watershed. These restoration projects include revegetation and construction of stormwater control measures. The work will be conducted by the Mt. Ashland staff and some volunteers in the ski area’s Youth Summer Services program. The projects will have U.S. Forest Service oversight.
Sustainable Slopes, adopted by the ski industry in 2000, provides an overarching framework for ski areas on sustainability and enhanced environmental performance. Four other ski areas were also awarded grants for environmental stewardship projects.