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About Outdoor Alliance Colorado

 
 
 

About Outdoor Alliance Colorado

Outdoor Alliance Colorado (OAC) is a statewide partnership that serves as a platform for members to coordinate their efforts to protect public lands, waters and snowscapes, and to ensure these places can be experienced in a meaningful and sustainable manner. Because this work has both national and regional aspects, a partnership with Outdoor Alliance, a coalition of national groups focused on national policy decisions, and local and regional human powered outdoor recreation organizations will have great utility.

When climbers, paddlers, hikers, mountain bikers and backcountry skiers speak with one voice, people, especially policymakers, listen. Our collective voice increases the leverage our community can apply to federal and state level decisions affecting public lands and recreation.

While national public lands policy may be decided in Washington, D.C., it lives at the local and regional level, where it is implemented and where it directly impacts individual members of the human powered community. Additionally, the Colorado state legislature and state agencies also develop policies that impact our community. By connecting the national, regional and local levels, the human powered community can drive better policy creation and make sure it is implemented in a way that reflects the conservation values of our community.

OAC connects local knowledge, sensibilities and priorities with national perspectives and expertise and enhances all of the members’ policy, advocacy and organizational capacities. This connection empowers the human powered outdoor recreation community both regionally and nationally and enables its members to pursue common goals more effectively.

OUTDOOR ALLIANCE COLORADO Members

Access FUnd

The Access Fund is the national advocacy organization that keeps U.S. climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. Founded in 1991, the Access Fund supports and represents over 6.8 million climbers nationwide in all forms of climbing; rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and bouldering.

OAC Liaison: Katie Goodwin, Public Lands Associate - katie@accessfund.org

AMERICAN ALPINE CLUB

The American Alpine Club is the national community organization for climbers in America. Driven by a shared passion, members come together to advocate for their interests, protect their climbing landscapes, and further climbing knowledge and competency.

OAC Liaison: Maria Povec, Policy and Advocacy Director mpovec@americanalpineclub.org 

AMERICAN WHITEWATER

American Whitewater is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater resources throughout the United States, and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission.

OAC Liaison: Nathan Fey, Colorado Stewardship Director - nathan@americanwhitewater.org 

COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUB

The Colorado Mountain Club works to ensure that current and future generations have the access and ability to enjoy Colorado’s open spaces and outdoor activities. As one of Colorado’s oldest organizations, the Colorado Mountain Club focuses on conservation, advocacy, youth and adult education, and outdoor recreation adventures.

OAC Liaison: Julie Mach, Conservation Director - juliemach@cmc.org 

COmba

The Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization whose mission is the development and preservation of great mountain biking experiences in Colorado. COMBA, the local chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association, is committed to being an advocacy voice for Colorado mountain bikers, maintaining and building natural surface trails, teaching proper trail use to cyclists, and working in collaboration with land managers to protect the landscapes where we love to play.

OAC Liaison: Gary Moore, ed@comba.org