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