Outdoor Alliance unites the voices of outdoor recreation advocates, including backcountry skiers, paddlers, climbers, and mountain bikers. Our member organizations have a rich history of protecting outdoor landscapes across the country. By joining our voices, we strengthen the efforts to protect and promote human-powered enjoyment of the outdoors.
outdoor alliance member groups
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.
Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.
American Whitewater is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater resources throughout the U.S., and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve its goals.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association is a non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and protect great places to ride mountain bikes.
Winter Wildlands Alliance is the first and only national organization working on behalf of backcountry skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, winter hikers, and other outdoor adventurers, addressing national issues that impact our winter wildlands.
The Mountaineers is a Washington-based nonprofit that has been helping people explore, conserve, learn about and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond for over 100 years.
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.
The Mazamas promotes responsible outdoor recreation and conservation values through outdoor education, youth outreach, and advocacy. Headquartered in Portland, Ore., the Mazamas has been working to represent and support everyone who loves to play in and protect the mountains of the Pacific Northwest for more than 120 years.
The Colorado Mountain Club is the state’s leading organization dedicated to adventure, recreation, conservation and education. Founded in 1912, the CMC acts as a gateway to the mountains for novices and experts alike, offering an array of year-round activities, events and schools centered on outdoor recreation.
The Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains more than one million supporters, activists and members, with over 160 volunteer-led chapters and student clubs in the U.S., and more than 500 victories protecting our coasts.