Access Fund Hosts Land Conservation Summit

Date: 3/31/2009

Access Fund Hosts Land Conservation Summit

If you’ve kept up with climbing access headlines at all over the past few years, you’ve seen the trend—Local Climbing Organization Buys Crag X. As the Access Fund looks to the future of climbing access in America, we see private land pressures continuing to increase, and as a result, LCO ownership and management of climbing areas will continue to grow. Our mission here at Access Fund headquarters is to help build the capacity of LCOs to take on these complex responsibilities. To this end, the Access Fund hosted the Land Conservation Summit last week, a three-day event that brought leaders from LCOs together to learn and share best practices around land acquisition and protection.

Read a firsthand account of the summit

About the Access Fund
Since 1991, the Access Fund has been the only national advocacy organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. The Access Fund supports and represents over 1.6 million climbers nationwide in ALL forms of climbing; rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and bouldering. Five core programs support the mission on national and local levels: public policy, stewardship & conservation (including grants), grassroots activism, climber education, and land acquisition. For more information visit www.accessfund.org.