Episode #15

Credit Photo Courtesy of:
Brian Poon


About this Episode

This month’s episode features Access Fund Policy Director Erik Murdock. Erik provides some incredible insight on the top five threats facing our nation’s public lands. If you are at all interested in being brought up to speed on everything public lands, there is a ton of information in this episode.

Erik took topics that can be really complicated and distilled them down to make them very digestible. His well-rounded history working for federal land agencies, in academia, and now in the nonprofit world has set him up to be incredibly knowledgeable on all of these topics. From environmental rollbacks, national level policy changes to conservation, and access being hamstrung, we cover it all.

For the climber and nonclimber alike, this episode paints a broad brushstroke on the state of our public lands and how it affects us as climbers.


Top 5 Threats to Public Lands: https://www.accessfund.org/open-gate-blog/top-5-threats-to-public-lands

NEPA Rule Changes: https://ceq.doe.gov/laws-regulations/regulations.html

Outdoor Alliance: https://www.outdooralliance.org/

BLM Acting Leader: https://www.outdooralliance.org/blog/2020/1/8/proponent-of-public-land-sell-offs-will-continue-to-lead-blm