The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Epic Sierra Adventures is a program of the American River Conservancy (ARC). Founded in 1989, the American River Conservancy is a non-profit organization whose mission is to:
- Protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources within the American and Cosumnes River watersheds
- Educate youth and adults on the value of protecting natural areas and open space
- Take care of these valuable lands through restoration projects and volunteerism
We value our rivers and mountains, and Epic Sierra Adventures is the perfect opportunity to share the joy and wonder of the outdoors. By choosing Epic Sierra, you are helping support ARC’s mission of preserving rivers and land for life.
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.
As the leading educator of outdoor ethics, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics will grow a nation of outdoor advocates to put the Leave No Trace principles into action. 2011
Along with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics’ full slate of programs, the organization has identified three strategic priorities:
- Local Community Participation: Developing and supporting dedicated members, volunteers and educators at the local level, the Center will fully realize community-based Leave No Trace programs.
- Youth Education: Building on programs that support educational initiatives, the Center will cultivate the next generation of environmental stewards
- Frontcountry Outreach: Promoting Leave No Trace practices in close-to-home and day-use areas where 90% of our nation’s outdoor recreation occurs, the Center will provide onsite education, focused grants and multicultural outreach. Frontcountry education will boost Leave No Trace practices at the local level.
Our goal is to give a percentage of our 2012 proceeds to the Boone based non-profit organizations, Appalachian Voices.
Appalachian Voices is an award-winning, environmental organization committed to protecting the land, air and water of the central and southern Appalachian region and advancing a vision for a cleaner energy future. The organization was listed as one of E! Environmental Magazine's top 5 favorite ways to become environmentally active, and has been recognized as a Google Earth Hero for their work on iLoveMountains.org, a website dedicated to ending mountaintop removal coal mining. The organization is headquartered in Boone, with offices in Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit AppVoices.org.
The OIWC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit association organized for the purpose of equipping women to reach their professional success in the outdoor industries via educational programming, networking and mentoring. OIWC acts as a vehicle to promote the views and interests of women engaged in or impassioned by the outdoor, snow sports, action sports, and bicycling industries. OIWC invites all women to become members and to lead our industries to positive solutions in business, social and environmental issues.
The Pacific Crest Trail Association is a membership organization formed as a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is recognized as a charitable and educational organization under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3.
The mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as an internationally significant resource for the enjoyment of hikers and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people.
View a one minute video about the PCTA.
"Stoney Point: Portrait of an American Crag" is a feature length documentary based on the unique history and climbing culture of a small city park on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Though often overlooked, few climbing areas can compare with the rich and storied history of Stoney Point.
For the last 80 years the point has served as a breeding ground of America's greatest climber. Royal Robbins, Yvon Chouinard, John Bachar, Michael Reardon and many more were all at one time or another Stoney locals. The marks they left behind are still visible today in the climbs they established and the community they helped develop.
The Conservation Alliance’s mission is to engage businesses to fund and partner with organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values.
The Tuolumne River Trust is the voice for the River. We promote stewardship of the Tuolumne through:
- Education, community outreach and adventures
- Collaboration with a diverse array of stakeholders
- On-the-ground restoration projects
- Advocacy and grassroots organizing to demonstrate public support for our work