position statements


The Access Fund regularly provides comments and testimony to national agencies, state legislators, and land owners on management plans for public and private lands that contain climbing resources.

National
US Forest Service, Exclusions for Soil and Water Restoration Activities, Comments - 2012  
US House of Representatives, Public Witness Hearing, Testimony - 2011
National Park Service, Director's Order 41 Section 7.2, Comments - 2011
US Forest Service, Proposed Agency Directives Regarding Travel Management, Comments - 2007

US Forest Service, Open Space Conservation Strategy and Implementation Plan, Comments - 2006
US Forest Service, Land Sale Proposal, Comments - 2006
National Park Service, Management Policies, Comments - 2006
Bureau of Land Management, Fixed Anchors in Wilderness, Letter - 2004  

Alaska
Chugach State Park, Draft Management Plan, Comments - 2011
Denali National Park and Preserve, Mountaineering Fee Increase Proposal, Comments - 2011 
Denali National Park and Preserve, Draft Management Plan, Comments - 2003

Arizona
Coconino National Forest, Draft Land and Resource Management Plan, Comments - 2014
Prescott National Forest, Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Management Plan, Comments - 2012
Baboquivari Peak Wilderness and Coyote Mountains Wilderness, Draft Wilderness Management Plan, Comments - 2012 
State of Arizona, Human Powered Recreation Study - 2011
Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act, Testimony - 2012 
Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act, Comments - 2011

California
California Department of Water Resources, Perris Dam Seismic Remediation Project, Letter - 2014
Angeles National Forest, Williamson Rock, Proposed Environmental Impact Statement, Comments - 2014
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Wilderness Stewardship Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Comments - 2014
Coronado National Forest, Draft Land Management Plan and Draft Environmental Statement, Comments - 2014
Angeles National Forest, Williamson Rock, Scoping Letter, Comments - 2014
Inyo National Forest, Draft Assessment Report, Comments - 2013
Sierra National Forest, Draft Assessment, Comments - 2013
Department of Water Resources, Perris Dam, Seismic Remediation Project and Impacts, Comments - 2013
Inyo National Forest, Draft Assessment, Comments - 2013
Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River/Tuolumne Meadows, Draft Comprehensive Management Plan, Comments - 2013
Pinnacles National Monument, Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment, Comments - 2013
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Wilderness Stewardship Plan, Preliminary Draft, Comments - 2012
Yosemite National Park, Merced Wild and Scenic River, Preliminary Alternatives, Comments - 2012
Yosemite National Park, Merced Wild and Scenic River, Planning Workbook, Comments - 2011
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Wilderness Stewardship Plan, Scoping Comments - 2011
Angeles National Forest, Williamson Rock, Critical Habitat Closure Environmental Assessment, Comments - 2010
Yosemite National Park, Tenaya Lake Area, Environmental Assessment Plan, Comments - 2010
Yosemite National Park, Merced Wild and Scenic River Plan, Scoping Comments - 2010
Cleveland National Forest, Proposed Seasonal Raptor Closure Protocols, Comments - 2009
Angeles National Forest, Williamson Rock, Temporary Closure Resolution Scoping Notice, Comments - 2009
Pinnacles National Monument, General Management Plan, Comments - 2008
Yosemite National Park, Merced Wild and Scenic River Plan, Scoping Comments - 2007
Angeles National Forest, Williamson Rock, Proposed Climbing Access Trail, Scoping Comments - 2007
Cleveland National Forest, Seasonal Raptor Closure, Scoping Comments - 2007
Cleveland National Forest, Seasonal Raptor Closure, Comments - 2007
Eldorado National Forest, Lover's Leap, Motorcycle Trail, Letter - 2007
Auburn State Recreation Area, General Management Plan, Comments - 2007
Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River/Tuolumne Meadows, Comprehensive Management Plan, Scoping Comments - 2006
San Bernardino National Forest, Land Management Plan Revisions, Comments - 2004
Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Natural Bridge Management Assessment, Comments - 2004
Yosemite National Park, Parkwide Out of Valley Campgrounds Study, Congressional Testimony - 2003
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Lodge Redevelopment Plan and Environmental Assessment, Comments - 2003
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley Plan, Testimony - 2003
Yosemite National Park, Lower Yosemite Falls, Draft Environmental Assessment, Scoping Comments - 2001

Colorado
Dominquez-Escalante National Conservation Area Draft Resource Management Plan -- 2013 Joint Comments
Grand Junction BLM Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement -- 2013 Joint Comments
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan — 2011 Joint Comments
Merger to Create new Division of Parks and Wildlife — 2011 Comments
Grand Junction BLM Resource Management Plan – 2009 Scoping Comments
Denver Mountain Parks Master Plan – 2008 Comments
Colorado Roadless Rule – 2008 Comments
White River National Forest Travel Management Plan – 2006 Comments

Idaho
Panhandle National Forest Draft Land Management Plan - 2012 Comments
BLM Resource Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Assessment for the Castle Rocks and Cedar Fields – 2011 Comments
City of Rocks General Management Plan – 2011 Scoping Comments
City of Rocks General Management Plan – 2009 Scoping Comments
Castle Rocks Climbing Management Plan – 2009 Scoping Comments
City of Rocks Climbing Management Plan – 2006 Scoping Comments
Castle Rocks State Park Master Plan – 2005 Comments

Illinois
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge – 2006 Comments

Montana
Kootenia National Forest Draft Management Plan - 2012 Comments
Ravalli County Mining Proposal to Quarry Lost Horse Crag – 2007 Opposition Letter

Nevada
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Draft Wilderness Management Plan, Comments - 2014
Draft Wilderness Management Plan & Environmental Assessment for Rainbow Mountain & La Madre Mountain Wilderness -- 2013 Joint Comments
Mt. Charleston Wilderness Management Plan -- 2013 AF, LVCLC Comments
Arrow Canyon Wilderness Draft Wilderness Management Plan and Environmental Assessment -- 2013 AF, LVCLC, SUCA Comments
Lake Mead National Recreation Area -- 2013 Comment Letter
Red Rock NCA Wilderness Fixed Anchor Management -- 2012 Scoping Comments
Lake Mead NRA Wilderness Plan – 2012 Comments
Arrow Canyon Wilderness Management Plan – 2010 Comments
Lake Mead NRA Wilderness Plan – 2010 Comments
Red Rocks Fee Increase  – 2009 Comments
Red Rocks Wilderness Plan – 2007 Scoping Comments
Cave Rock Management Plan – 2003 Comments
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Housing Development Proposal – 2002

New York
Minnewaska State Park and Preserve Master Plan – 2009 Draft Plan Comments
Minnewaska State Park and Preserve Master Plan – 2008 Scoping Comments
Adirondack Management Plans – 2003 Comments

North Carolina
Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests, Land Resource Management Plan, Comments - 2014
Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests, Land Resource Management Plan, Assessment Comments - 2013

Oklahoma
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan -- 2012 Comments
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan – 2009 Scoping Comments
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge – 2007 Letter re Rock Climbing as an Appropriate and Compatible Use

Oregon
Menagerie Seasonal Boundary Change for Species Protection Project -- 2013 Comments
Comment Letter regarding the Trout Creek Project Environmental Assessment – 2012 Comments
Cascade-Siskiyou Draft Resource Management Plan – 2002 Comments
Road 18 Caves Project Environmental Assessment, Deschutes National Forest – 2001 Appeal

Tennessee
Obed Wild and Scenic River Climbing Management Plan – 2002 Comments

Utah
Virgin River Comprehensive Management Plan & EA - 2013 Comments
Arches National Park Preliminary Alternatives for Climbing and Canyoneering Management Plan – 2011 Comments
Arches National Park Climbing and Canyoneering Plan – 2010 Comments
Arches National Park Climbing Management Plan – 2007 Scoping Comments
Zion National Park Backcountry Management Plan – 2007 Comments
Arches National Park Improper Climbing Restriction Rulemaking – 2006 Letter
Zion National Park Backcountry Management Plan – 2005 Scoping Comments
Indian Creek Corridor Recreation Plan – 2004
Indian Creek Corridor Recreation Plan – 2003 Scoping Comments

Virginia
Rock Crop Management Plan Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect for Shenandoah National Park - 2013 Comments
Shenandoah National Park Rock Outcropping Management Plan – 2008 Comments
Great Falls Park General Management Plan – 2005 Comments

Washington
Access Fund Fixed Anchor Management North Cascades National Park - 2014 Plan
Okanogan-Wenatchee NF Plan Revision - 2012 Joint Comments (AF, WCC, AAC, TM)
Okanogan-Wenatchee NF Plan Revision - 2011 Joint Comments (AF, WCC, AAC, TM)
Rainier National Park Mountaineering Fee Increase Proposal - 2011 Joint Comments (AF, AMGA, AAC)
Ross Lake Recreation Area General Management Plan – 2010 Washington Climbers Coalition & Access Fund Comments
Mount Rainier National Park Mountaineering Cost Recovery Proposal – 2003 Comments
Frontcountry Climbing Management Plan for the Ross Lake National Recreation Area – 2003 Scoping Comments

West Virginia
Monongahela National Forest Plan – 2005 Comments
New River Gorge Climbing Management Plan – 2003 Comments
New River Gorge National River Draft Climbing Management Plan and Proposed Peregrine Closure at the Endless Wall – 2002 Letter

Wyoming
Draft Plan for the Shoshone National Forest – 2012 Comments
Proposed Ten Sleep Canyon Climbing Plan – 2011 Comments
Devils Tower National Monument Climbing Management Plan Update – 2002 Scoping Comments

Foreign
Niagara Parks Commission Draft Environmental Land Management Plan – 2008 Comments