Climbing Policy & Advocacy

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John Dickey | Indian Creek, UT

Climbing Advocacy 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
Coronado National Forest, Draft Land Management Plan and Draft Environmental Statement, 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
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, Comments - 2013
Grand Junction BLM, Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Comments - 2013
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan, Comments - 2011
Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Merger to Create New Division of Parks and Wildlife, Letter - 2011
Grand Junction BLM, Resource Management Plan, Scoping Comments - 2009
Denver Parks and Recreation, Denver Mountain Parks Master Plan, Comments - 2008
United States Forest Service, Colorado Roadless Rule, Comments - 2008

Idaho
City of Rocks National Reserve, General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Draft Comments - 2015
Panhandle National Forest, Draft Land Management Plan, Comments - 2012
Castle Rocks State Park and Cedar Fields BLM, Resource Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Assessment, Comments - 2011
City of Rocks National Reserve, General Management Plan, Scoping Comments - 2011
City of Rocks National Reserve, General Management Plan, Scoping Comments - 2009
Castle Rocks State Park, Climbing Management Plan, Scoping Comments - 2009
City of Rocks National Reserve, Climbing Management Plan, Scoping Comments – 2006
Castle Rocks State Park, Master Plan, Comments - 2005

Illinois
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Comments - 2006

Maryland
Catoctin Mountain Park, Supertintendent Compendium, Comments - 2014
Montana
Kootenai National Forest, Draft Management Plan, Comments - 2012
Bitterroot National Forest, Lost Horse Crag, Ravalli County Mining Proposal, Opposition Letter - 2007

Nevada
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Draft Wilderness Management Plan, Comments - 2014
Rainbow Mountain & La Madre Mountain Wilderness, Draft Wilderness Management Plan & Environmental Assessment, Comments - 2013
Mount Charleston, Wilderness Management Plan, Comments - 2013
Arrow Canyon Wilderness, Draft Wilderness Management Plan & Environmental Assessment, Comments - 2013
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Comment Letter - 2013
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Wilderness Fixed Anchor Management, Comments - 2012
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Wilderness Management Plan - 2012
Arrow Canyon Wilderness, Management Plan, Comments - 2010
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Wilderness Plan, Comments - 2010
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Fee Increase Comments - 2009
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Wilderness Plan, Comments - 2007
Cave Rock State Park, Management Plan, Comments - 2003
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Housing Development Proposal, Letter - 2002

New York
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Draft Master Plan, Comments - 2009
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Master Plan, Scoping Comments - 2008
Adirondack Park, Management Plan, Comments - 2003

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

Oklahoma
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Conservation Plan, Comments - 2012
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Conservation Plan, Scoping Comments - 2009
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Letter - 2007

Oregon
Willamette National Forest, Menagerie Wilderness, Seasonal Boundary Change, Comments - 2013
Trout Creek Bureau of Land Management, Environmental Assessment, Comment Letter - 2012
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Draft Resource Management Plan, Comments - 2002
Deschutes National Forest, Road 18 Caves Project, Environmental Assessment, Appeal - 2001

Tennessee
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Climbing Management Plan, Comments - 2002

Utah
Zion National Park, Virgin River, Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Assessment, Comments - 2013
Arches National Park, Climbing and Canyoneering Management Plan, Comments - 2011
Arches National Park, Climbing and Canyoneering Plan, Comments - 2010
Arches National Park, Climbing Management Plan, Scoping Comments - 2007
Zion National Park, Backcountry Management Plan, Comments - 2007
White River National Forest, Travel Management Plan, Comments - 2006
Arches National Park, Improper Climbing Restriction, Letter - 2006
Zion National Park, Backcountry Management Plan, Scoping Comments - 2005
Indian Creek Bureau of Land Management, Draft Corridor Recreation Plan, Comments - 2004
Indian Creek Bureau of Land Management, Corridor Recreation Plan, Scoping Comments - 2003

Virginia
Shenandoah National Park, Environmental Assessment, Comments - 2013
Shenandoah National Park, Management Plan, Comments - 2008
Great Falls National Park, General Management Plan, Comments - 2005

Washington
North Cascades National Park, Fixed Anchor Management Plan - 2014
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Plan Revision, Comments - 2012
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Plan Revision, Comments - 2011
Mount Rainier National Park, Mountaineering Fee Increase Proposal, Comments - 2011
Ross Lake National Recreation Area, General Management Plan, Comments - 2010
Mount Rainier National Park, Mountaineering Cost Recovery Proposal, Comments - 2003
Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Climbing Management Plan, Scoping Comments - 2003

West Virginia
Monongahela National Forest, Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Comments - 2005
New River Gorge National River, Draft Climbing Management Plan and Environmental Assessment, Letter - 2003
New River Gorge National River, Draft Climbing Management Plan, Letter - 2002

Wyoming
Shoshone National Forest, Draft Plan, Comments - 2012
Bighorn National Forest, Ten Sleep Canyon, Climbing Management Plan, Comments - 2011
Devils Tower National Monument, Climbing Management Plan, Scoping Comments - 2002

International
Niagara Glen Nature Reserve, Draft Environmental Land Management Plan, Comments - 2008