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CRAG-VT Re-Pays AFLCC Loan
The Climbing Resource Access Group of Vermont (CRAG-VT) made their final payment last week on their Access Fund Land Conservation Campaign (AFLCC) loan.
Human Powered Recreation Gets a Seat at the Table in USFS Planning
We are happy to report that our very own Outdoor Alliance Policy Architect, Adam Cramer, has been appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee that will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on the implementation of the new Forest Service Planning Rule.
Backcountry.com lends support to the Access Fund - Jeep® Climbing Conservation Team
The Access Fund is excited to announce that Backcountry.com is supporting the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team in 2012.
Action Alert: Stop the Sale of Chilco Falls
Kootenai County Commissioners in Idaho are considering the sale of county property that includes Chilco Falls, the only accessible ice climbing in the area. We need your voice to object to the sale and keep this important area open to the public!
Climbing at Utah’s San Rafael Swell Potentially Threatened by Energy Extraction
Last week the Access Fund and Outdoor Alliance (OA) defended recreation lands in the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) new, far-reaching oil shale and tar sands development plan on 2,431,000 acres of public land in Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.
Managing Bouldering Impacts at Stone Fort
As one of the three locations known for hosting the Triple Crown Bouldering Series, Stone Fort boasts some of the best boulders in the southeast. And its growing popularity has led to an increase in user impacts. But
NRAC and Access Fund Secure Access to the Bubba City in the New River Gorge
The New River Alliance of Climbers (NRAC) and the Access Fund are pleased to announce an access easement has secured the public parking area and approach trails to the extensive cliff line of Bubba City in the New River Gorge.
Access Fund Hires Arizona Policy Analyst to Advocate for Climbers on Oak Flat Land Exchange
The Access Fund is pleased to announce that Curt Shannon has recently joined the organization as Arizona Policy Analyst. Curt will represent climbers and the Access Fund in their current opposition to HR 1904, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act—more commonly known as the Oak Flat Land Exchange Bill.
Access Fund Awards Round One of Climbing Preservation Grants
Once again, Access Fund members were given the opportunity to rate grant projects, helping the Access Fund decide which projects they were most interested in funding. In this round of grants, the Access Fund awarded over $26,000 to support local climbing activism and conservation of the climbing environment. Presented two times annually, the Climbing Preservation Grant program provides financial assistance to the grassroots network and land managers across the United States. During this first round of grants, the Access Fund is supporting nine worthy projects.
Conservation Team Tours Tennessee
The Conservation Team just wrapped up a tour of Tennessee, working alongside the Southeastern Climbers Coalition (SCC) at T-Wall and Leda, outside of Chattanooga.