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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.
Access Fund Announces 2011 Adopt a Crag and TeamWorks Awards
Each year, the Access Fund and its sponsors honor those organizers who went above and beyond. We are excited to present the 2011 Adopt a Crag awards to a deserving group of volunteers.
Cuba Closes All Access to its Mountains, Climbing Access Lost
Our peers at Access Pan Am, the western hemisphere climbers’ access organization, report trouble in the Cuban climbing paradise. An unexplained edict of the Cuban government has closed its western mountains, not only to climbers, but all visitors.
Access Fund Announces 2011 Sharp End Awards
Each year the Access Fund recognizes individuals and businesses that go above and beyond to volunteer their time and efforts to protecting America’s climbing. These recipients stand out in their commitment to the American climbing community, and the Access Fund is honored to present this year's awards to a worthy group of volunteers and activists.