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Sitting at the top of the Ashland watershed and at the edge of the Siskiyou Wilderness, the ski area recognizes its responsibility to protect the environment, which is why the Board’s Environmental Committee, which is made up of various local stakeholders (professors, scientists, local recycling agency, nonprofits, etc), created a Soil and Water Conservation Plan to outline the ski area’s future erosion control and biodiversity conservation projects. Integrated Environmental Restoration Services (IERS Tahoe) conducted a two-day seminar on ski area watershed management practices in the summer of 2015 and Mt. Ashland has been conducting test plots all over the mountain to research the best methodologies for slope stabilization, revegetation, and erosion control. After the initial findings are analyzed in summer 2017, the Environmental Committee will choose the best practice for all of the designated risk areas on the mountain. Lastly, Mt. Ashland incentivizes volunteers to participate in their annual road cleanup day and three slope care days each offseason with free food and beverages from local vendors.