About

This website is intended for any land manager, owner, or planner who manages rock climbing. At the end of the 2010 National Climbing Management Summit hosted by the Access Fund, participants discussed ways to continue the dialog, share best practices and stay in touch. This is a resource that provides land managers sample documents, contact information of experts across the country, existing planning documents, research and other valuable resources related to the management of rock climbing in order to help land managers facilitate climbing on the land that land managers oversee. It contains the presentations from the 2010 and 2007 National Climbing Management Summits.

Collaborators 

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

The BLM, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, manages approximately 256 million surface acres in the United States. The FLPMA sets forth the agency’s comprehensive mission to manage the public lands for a such uses as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing and mineral development, and conserves natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands. Most BLM-managed public land is located in 12 western states including Alaska. For more information visit the BLM website.

*Taken from the Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land management and The Access Fund. 

 

National Park service (NPS)

The NPS provide key management authority for units of the National Park System, including the direction to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The NPS is committed to providing appropriate, high quality opportunities for visitors to enjoy the units of the National Park System consistent with its stewardship responsibilities. For more information www.NPS.gov.

*Taken form the General Agreement between the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service and The Access Fund. 

National Forest Service (NFS)

The FS is a federal agency dedicated to the management of NFS lands for a variety of uses and activities, including outdoor recreation. The FS is interested in providing a variety of diverse recreational opportunities that are environmentally sensitive and educational and that support community objectives to contribute to local and regional economies and improve the local quality of life. For more information www.FS.USDA.gov.

*Taken from the Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service and The Access Fund. 

 

The Access Fund

The Access Fund is a national, 501 (c) 3 non-profit advocacy organization whose mission is to keep climbing areas in the United States open and to conserve the climbing environment. Founded in 1990, The Access Fund supports and represents over 1.6 million climbers nationwide through all forms of climbing, including rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, and bouldering. The Access Fund helps establish climbing ethics, promotes volunteerism, and advocates the sustainable use of federal and non-federal lands. The Access Fund works closely with land management agencies, environmental organizations, climbing groups, and business linked to use of the outdoors on conservation projects, land acquisitions, and climbing policy. For more information please visit www.AccessFund.org.


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Katie Goodwin,
Feb 25, 2016, 1:10 PM
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Katie Goodwin,
Feb 25, 2016, 1:10 PM
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Katie Goodwin,
Feb 25, 2016, 1:10 PM
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