Boulder, CO. April 15, 2014 – The Access Fund, the national advocacy organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment, is excited to announce that Mountain Hardwear has signed on as a supporting sponsor of the Access Fund’s traveling Conservation Team.
The Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team employs two, full-time conservation/trail building experts who travel the country in a 2014 Jeep Cherokee to help maintain climbing areas throughout the United States. The team works with local climbers to address conservation needs and provide training on planning and stewardship best practices.
This program extends the success of the Access Fund’s existing Adopt a Crag and TeamWorks stewardship programs that help local climbers around the country take care of the places they play. The Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team provides climbing communities and volunteers with the training and resources they need to address conservation issues before they become dire.
The Access Fund is proud to have additional support from Mountain Hardwear on this important conservation initiative that will result in healthier climbing areas for everyone to enjoy. Mountain Hardwear is a leader in the outdoor industry, dedicated to protecting the places we play outdoors through stewardship, volunteerism, and education.
Look for the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team at a climbing area or climbing event near you. You can follow the Conservation Team tour on their facebook page at www.facebook.com/conservationteam.
About Access Fund
The Access Fund is the national advocacy organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. The Access Fund supports and represents over 2.3 million climbers nationwide in all forms of climbing: rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and bouldering. Six core programs support the mission on national and local levels: climbing management policy, stewardship and conservation, local support and mobilization, land acquisition and protection, risk management and landowner support, and education. For more information visit www.accessfund.org.
About Mountain Hardwear
Mountain Hardwear is a leader in innovative, premium outdoor apparel, equipment and accessories. They celebrate bold ideas, the drive to challenge the edges of our potential, and the joy, friendships and personal growth that come from that endeavor. They work with era-defining athletes to develop lightweight, easy-to-use and incredibly well-crafted outdoor clothing and equipment. Mountain Hardwear, Inc., founded in 1993 and based in Richmond, CA, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company and distributes its products through specialty outdoor, running, and sporting goods retailers in the United States and 58 countries worldwide. www.mountainhardwear.com.