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Climbers Help Stall Oak Flat Land Exchange
The Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act came to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote on September 26th, along with three proposed amendments. The bill was tabled because Republican leadership did not have the votes necessary to defeat the third amendment, which would essentially kill the bill.
Government Shutdown Closes Climbing Areas Across the Country
When the government shut down nearly two weeks ago, we lost access to many climbing areas across the country. Those of you who had trips planned to Yosemite or other staffed public lands were left out in the cold.
Iowa Climber's Coalition Newest Joint Member Affiliate
We are pleased to welcome the Iowa Climber's Coalition (ICC) as the Access Fund’s newest joint member affiliate.
Washington Access Roads at Risk
The Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest is going through a process to identify Forest Service roads for possible closure due to factors such as federal budget cuts, road washouts, and varying ideas about where and what kind of access is appropriate or desirable.
Southeastern Climbers Coalition Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Southeastern Climbers Coalition (SCC), one of the leading local climbing organizations in the country, is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.
Boulder Climbing Community Signs MOU with Forest Service
The Boulder Climbing Community (BCC) and Boulder Ranger District of the US Forest Service (USFS) finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner together on stewardship projects in Boulder Canyon, Colorado.
Access Fund Reaches $1 Million Mark with Second Round of 2013 Grants
The Access Fund is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $1 million to local organizations, climbers and public agencies through the Climbing Preservation Grants Program. The program has been in place since the Access Fund’s inception in 1991, and awards up to $40,000 in grant money a year to local climbing communities with worthy projects that preserve or enhance climbing access. This second round of 2013 grant recipients has set the organization over the $1 million mark. We are pleased to announce funding for the following projects:
Access Fund Welcomes Illinois Climbers Association as Newest Joint Member Affiliate
The Illinois Climbers Association (ICA) has become the Access Fund's newest joint member affiliate.
Carolina Climbers Revive Climbing at Rocky Face
Members of the Carolina Climbers Coalition and Boone Climbers Coalition have been busy promoting and stewarding climbing routes at the newly opened Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, about an hour north of Charlotte.
Conservation Team Heads West
The Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team is busy as always, leading and helping out with stewardship events across the country. This month, they are making appearances at Castle Rock in Washington and the Craggin' Classic in Utah.