BENEFITING: Outdoor Alliance
Outdoor Alliance has five guiding values:
1. Outdoor places matter. The outdoors have intrinsic value, but also social value. Habitat, clean air, clean water, and the mere existence of outdoor places matter. So, too, do the experiences these places make possible for people.
2. We care deeply for the places we know. When we ski, hike, climb, paddle, and bike, we become more connected to the outdoors and more committed to caring for these places. This connection will power the future of conservation.
3. United we are stronger. When we unite our community’s distinct and powerful voice and leverage our collective knowledge of the outdoors, we make a bigger difference in protecting the wild places that we love.
4. Public lands belong to us all. Together, Americans own, enjoy, and are collectively responsible for millions of acres of public land. The majority of outdoor recreation happens on public lands. These beautiful places set America apart, and we believe in sustaining them for future generations.
5. There’s room for everyone. Public lands mean different things to different people. We need robust civic engagement to determine which places require special protection and which are important for supporting other uses.
Access Fund is an affiliate group of Outdoor Alliance that protects climbing areas on public land, including Yosemite, Zion, Acadia, and more.-
From their website:
"The best way to influence how our public climbing areas are managed is to have a seat at the table. That’s where Access Fund comes in. We represent the collective voice and interests of climbers—working to protect access to, and integrity of, our climbing areas by working with officials in Washington, DC and land managers at parks and forests across the country."
We here at Bashville HQ are outdoor dogs at heart. If we're not playing or teaching music, you will find us outside. Always. Kayaking, hiking, climbing, sleeping under the stars–we are lovers and protectors of our planet. We figure if we're going to do something crazy like run a Tough Mudder, we should do it for a good cause. Please help us support these organizations that protect the best gift we've got–wide open spaces..