Public Lands Day 2018

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Louis Arevalo

Celebrate Public Lands Day this September by joining a stewardship event in your area. If you have questions regarding a specific event, please reach out to the event organizers.


Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management was one of the first sponsors of Public Lands Day and provided volunteer opportunities at 150 sites in 2017. Check out the interactive map on the BLM’s website to see where projects will happen in 2018.

National Park Service

Celebrate Public Lands Day by visiting any national park for free. If you volunteer on a work project, you’ll receive a fee-free day coupon to use later on. Take a look at the National Park Service website to find a service opportunity near you.

U.S. Forest Service

The Forest Service will celebrate Public Lands Day by waiving fees will at recreation sites that normally charge amenity fees. Last year 236,000 volunteers contributed to stewardship events, and the Forest Service hopes to increase numbers this year, with projects running from September into October.

East Coast

Central Appalachia Climbers Coalition Adopt a Crag

Join this local climbing organization in building access trails to the newly acquired Ben’s Branch climbing area on September 15.

Mid Atlantic Climbers Adopt a Crag

Mid Atlantic Climbers needs help picking up trash and removing graffiti at Northwest Branch on October 6.


Conservation Team National - Linville Gorge Adopt a Crag

Southeastern Climbers Coalition Adopt a Crag

Southeastern Climbers Coalition needs volunteers to finish building the access trail into Dogwood West on September 16.

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Ohio Climbers Coalition Adopt a Crag

The Access Fund Jeep-Conservation Team East is excited to work with the Ohio Climbers Coalition again at Mad River Gorge on September 29, for the 2018 Mad River Gorge Adopt a Crag. Projects will include trash removal and new trails construction.

West Coast

American Alpine Club Adopt a Crag

The American Alpine Club is celebrating climbing in the Northwest at Smith Rock State Park. Join them for films, slideshows, clinics, and a stewardship project September 16-18.

Bay Area Climbers Coalition Adopt a Crag

The Indian and Mortar Rock climbing areas will get some stewardship attention from the Bay Area Climbers Coalition on September 16.

Bighorn Climbers’ Coalition Adopt a Crag

This community needs volunteers on September 15 to help pick up trash along the 2 mile stretch of highway the Bighorn Climbers’ Coalition has adopted.

Boise Climbers Alliance Adopt a Crag

Help the Boise Climbers Alliance clean up and work through stewardship projects on September 29 at the popular Black Cliffs climbing area.

Climbing Association of Southern Arizona: Youth Stewardship Day

CASA needs your help to give Tucson youth various opportunities for stewardship projects at Mt Lemmon on September 22.

North Idaho College Outdoor Pursuits Adopt a Crag

This college is gathering students and local climbers to care for Q’emlin Park on September 15.

Washington Climbers Coalition Adopt a Crag

Washington Climbers Coalition plans to give Tyler Peak a makeover on September 15 and 16 by performing trail maintenance, road improvement, and route cleaning.

Yosemite Climbing Association - Yosemite Facelift

Every year, Yosemite Climbing Association works with the National Park Service and other sponsors to haul out thousands of pounds of trash and perform a variety of other stewardship projects at the Yosemite Facelift. Join them from September 25 through September 30.

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