2017 National Climber Advocacy Summit: Conference Proceedings

Oakland, CA
September 8-9, 2017
Presented by: Access Fund and Patagonia, with support from Bay Area Climbers Coalition

Over 100 climbers, local climbing organization (LCO) representatives, volunteers, public lands advocates, and climbing athletes came together to advance climbing advocacy in the United States. Here are the conference proceedings.

Welcome Talk
Brady Robinson, Access Fund Executive Director; Justin Roth, Patagonia; Katie Goodwin, Access Fund Policy Associate/CA Regional Dir.; Tim Golden, Bay Area Climbers Coalition President

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Community Roundtable: Local Reports, Networking, and Planning
Access Fund Facilitators: Mike Morin, Access Fund Northeast Regional Director. All attendees participating.

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Advocacy 101: Why and How Should You Get Involved?
Charlie Lieu/Access Fund Board Member - Panel Facilitator; Basil Newburn/Bay Area Climbers Coalition; Tommy Caldwell/Pro Climber; Katherine Hollis/Mountaineers; Aaron Mike/Access Fund Native Lands Regional Coordinator; Andrea Imler/Washington Trail Association

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Sustainable Bolt Replacement
Mike Morin, Northeast Regional Director; Jimmy Keithley, Salt Lake Climber Alliance; Bruce Hildenbrand, Friends of Pinnacles; Adam Mitchell, Texas Climber Coalition; Bay Area Climbers Coalition

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Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation on Public Lands
Dr. James Maples, Asst. Prof. Sociology, Eastern Kentucky University; Erik Murdock, Access Fund Policy Director

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Building Your LCO for the Long Haul: Organizational Succession and Board Diversity
Zachary Lesch-Huie, Access Fund Affiliate Director - Panel Facilitator; Tim Golden, Bay Area Climbers Coalition; Yasmeen Fowler, President of Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition; Jack Santo, Ohio Climbers Coalition; Cody Roney, Executive Director of Southeastern Climbers Coalition

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The Jailhouse Story: Unlocking Lessons for Preserving Privately Owned Climbing Areas
Tom Addison, Local Climbing Steward and Environmental Lobbyist; Joe Sambataro, Access Fund Access Director

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Advocacy to the 115th Congress: How to Engage in a New Political Landscape
Erik Murdock, Access Fund Policy Director; Katie Goodwin, Access Fund Policy Associate

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Climbing Access Inventories: The Key For Successful Stewardship
Ty Tyler, Access Fund Stewardship Director; Katie Goodwin, Access Fund Policy Associate, Eric Bissell, Yosemite National Park Climbing Ranger

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Climbing Resource Inventory and Resource Assessment
GPS Inventory of Climbing Areas
Climbing Stewardship in Yosemite National Park

Connecting with New Climbers

Shelma Jun, Flash Foxy and Access Fund Board Member - Panel Facilitator; Mikhail Martin, Brothers of Climbing; Bethany Lebewitz, Brown Girls Climb; Andrea Hassler and Annabelle McClure, Access Fund Conservation Team National; Allyson Stronach, Bay Area Climbers Coalition Community Director

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Photos From the Event
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