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What Eastern Utah’s Public Land Initiative Means for Climbers
For the past 3 years, the Access Fund has been representing climbers in a complex seven county public lands management proposal for eastern Utah, known as Congressman Rob Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative (PLI). For climbers, there is more at stake in this initiative than has ever been considered in a single public lands proposal.
2014 Annual Report Now Available in New Digital Format
Curious what the Access Fund and our grassroots network were able to achieve last year? Check out our 2014 Annual Report in a new online format that will give a sneak peek at our new website design, launching this summer.
Two National Parks Issue Plans for Wilderness Climbing
Last month, two National Park Service (NPS) units issued Wilderness Management Plans that provide detailed guidelines for managing climbing in designated Wilderness. These are some of the first examples of parks putting the 2013 NPS national-level guidelines for climbing in NPS wilderness into action, and are critically important because they will set a precedent for how other National Parks develop strategies for Wilderness climbing management.
Access Fund to Host Annual Event Celebration this May with Patagonia
Access Fund is thrilled to announce that it will be hosting an annual event celebration over the weekend of May 15-17, 2015, in partnership with Patagonia. The event, Solid Protection: Tools and Strategies for Protecting the Places We Love to Climb, will bring together climbers, pro athletes, advocates, and industry leaders in Colorado to discuss the role of climbing in the greater conservation movement. Access Fund and Patagonia invite you to join this unique event.
Access Fund Announces First Round Grant Recipients for 2015
The Access Fund is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $21,000 in the first round of the 2015 Climbing Preservation Grants Program.
You're Invited - Access Fund Annual Celebration!
Over the weekend of May 15-17, 2015, Access Fund and Patagonia will be hosting a unique 3-day weekend that will bring together leaders, volunteers, and advocates in the climbing community to celebrate and discuss the future of climbing conservation. This one-of-a-kind event will be hosted in Westminster, Colorado and will provide three days of real-world tools, strategies and inspiration that will empower you to take guardianship of the areas you love to climb.
Adopt a Crag Season is Here
Adopt a Crag season is offically here! These events are one of the best ways to harness the power of local volunteers and give back to our favorite climbing areas.
Yosemite Stewardship Training - Registration Open
Join the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team May 18-21 for a FREE professional stewardship training program at one of our country's premiere climbing destinations, in partnership with Yosemite National Park.
Save Donner Summit
The Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Access Fund, a national climbing advocacy organization, have signed an agreement with a private landowner to purchase a significant climbing area on Donner Summit.
Joe's Valley: Time For a Change
As the popularity of Joe’s Valley continues to rise, increased climber traffic is causing some extreme environmental impacts that could threaten access if not addressed.