KICK­ING AC­CESS

Climbing - - THE PLACE -

BI G WIN S

A re­cent Sec­re­tar­ial Or­der ( 3366) out­lines the Trump Ad­min­is­tra­tion’s in­ter­est in en­hanc­ing and ex­pand­ing recre­ation op­por­tu­ni­ties on De­part­ment of In­te­rior ( DOI) lands. Ear­lier this year, AF part­nered with the NPS in Tuc­son, AZ, to host a train­ing event. Deputy Di­rec­tor Smith ( act­ing as Di­rec­tor) says NPS is fo­cused on ex­pand­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for clim­bers as well as shar­ing the pos­i­tive qual­i­ties of the climb­ing com­mu­nity with his NPS su­per­in­ten­dents.

The climb­ing-ad­vo­cacy com­mu­nity is big­ger and more ef­fec­tive than ever. AF now sup­ports 117 lo­cal climb­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions ( LCOs) across the coun­try.

FL ED AG R S

Our climb­ing ar­eas are redlin­ing: Across Amer­ica, we see beat-up cliffs crum­bling un­der the pres­sure of a grow­ing climb­ing pop­u­la­tion. Visit

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The DOI ac­ci­den­tally re­leased doc­u­ments in which of­fi­cials dis­missed ev­i­dence that na­tional mon­u­ments boosted the recre­ation econ­omy/tourism and spurred ar­chae­o­log­i­cal dis­cov­er­ies, ex­pos­ing dis­re­gard for pub­lic com­ments and for ev­i­dence that mon­u­ments pro­tect re­sources and ben­e­fit lo­cal economies.

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