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New Land Exchange Proposal Introduced Into Congress for Oak Flat, AZ
In early August two bills were introduced into Congress that would transfer Oak FlatUS Forest Service land east of Superior, Arizonato Resolution Copper Company to develop a massive copper mine. The result of this land exchange would result in the loss of thousands of bouldering problems and roped sport climbs at the popular Oak Flat area.
Red River Gorge, KY Update
With the 2007 mortgage payment for the Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve (PMRP) out of the way, the Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition has been preparing for two major events coming up this fall, the Mountain Gear UCLIMB being held the weekend of September 15 & 16 and the Petzl Roc Trip at Rocktoberfest being held the weekend of October 12-14.
Dogs: A Continued Access Problem in Red River Gorge, KY
Muir Valley Nature Preserve is a 400-acre piece of private land with 7+ miles of cliff line near Red River Gorge, Kentucky that the owners, Rick and Liz Weber, have graciously opened for climbing development. Upon opening the area to climbing they institute the following rule with regards to dogs:
Re-Cap of Grand-Opening Event
ACSDs official grand opening to the public was a huge success! Over 140 people showed up, joined as members, and helped us celebrate San Diegos first climbing non-profit organization dedicated to keeping San Diego climbing open for future generations.
Support Hunterdon County Bouldering
In response to Hunterdon County's anti-access stance, Access NJ is holding a one-day (unsanctioned) Vulgarian Music Fest here NJ.
BLMs Proposed Wilderness Plan Focuses on Red Rocks Bolting Proposal, NV
The Bureau of Land Management in Las Vegas has just finished accepting scoping comments to their Preliminary Proposed Wilderness Management Plan for Red Rocks which includes the La Madre Mountain and Rainbow Mountain Wilderness areas.
Help Save Lost Horse Crag from County Quarry Proposal, MT
The Lost Horse Crag in Montanas Bitterroot National Forest could face demolition if the US Forest Service agrees to a countys proposed quarry. Last mined in the 60s or 70s, the Lost Horse Quarry has since turned into one of Montanas premier multi-pitch climbing areas.
Ragged Mountain Foundation Annual Meeting June 21, CT
The RMF Annual meeting will be held Thursday June 21st 7:00 at The Connecticut Forest and Parks Association (CFPA) facility 16 Meriden Rd., Rockfall, CT 06481-2961 (AKA - Rt 66 Middlefield).
Texas' Hueco Tanks and Enchanted Rock Receive Increased Funding
Thanks to a concerted effort by a wide variety of organizations including the Access Fund, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (which manages Hueco Tanks State Park and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area) will now enjoy $180 million in new funding.
Volunteer Raptor Closures a Success at Black Cliffs, ID
By Brian Fedigan - Boise Climbers Alliance, Access Fund RC
Thanks to all Boise Climbers for helping with the raptor closures at the Black Cliffs. The voluntarily closures will be lifted and all areas will be open to climbing at the end of June. This year two pairs of Prairie Falcons, a Barn Owl, one pair of American Kestrels and a Red Tail Hawk successfully nested in sections of the Black Cliffs. Thanks for participating.