Backcountry.com backs the Access Fund’s – Jeep Climbing Conservation TeamBy Sara Hutchinson on December 20th, 2012
The majority of Backcountry’s corporate charitable giving budget goes to organizations whose missions are to promote environmental stewardship and protect access and responsible recreation in North America’s wild places. The Access Fund is a perfect example, and we’re psyched to announce our support their Jeep Climbing Conservation Team.
The Team, which was founded late last year, employs two, full-time conservation/trail building experts who travel the country to help maintain climbing areas. They work with local climbers to address conservation needs and provide training on planning and stewardship best practices. The Team is an extension of the Access Fund’s successful Adopt a Crag and TeamWorks stewardship programs that help climbers around the country take care of their local climbing areas. This year, the team will visit over 50 crags across the U.S.
“We’re honored to support the important work of the Access Fund,” said Jill Layfield, CEO of Backcountry.com. “We understand our obligation as an outdoor retailer to protect the places where our customers and employees play. The Access Fund does an exceptional job of engaging the public and building community support through their work. We’re proud to partner with them on this conservation initiative that will lead to healthier climbing areas for everyone.”
Look for the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team at a climbing area or event near you. You can follow the Conservation Team on www.facebook.com/conservationteam and find out their latest location by visiting www.accessfund.org/whereisct.