Here in Southern California, we are fortunate to have vast lands to explore, state and national parks to hike, camp and climb in, and miles of beaches to surf and swim. The great outdoors offers recreational opportunities that keep our minds fresh, our bodies in shape, and places to create memories with family and friends.
As part of our Care for the Crag program and in light of Keep American Beautiful Month, we're providing some way to get involved! Keep America Beautiful Month is a reminder of just how precious our outdoor land is, and how necessary it is for each of us to do our part to keep it that way. Sacred Native lands, established climbing areas and biodiverse landscapes are in danger now, more than ever, of facing irreversible destruction. Together, our voices and our actions can help us to save the outdoors and keep America beautiful.
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Patagonia Action Works
In 2020, only 15 percent of the world’s lands and 8 percent of its waters were protected under some type of designation, such as national parks or ocean sanctuaries. Scientists say that is not enough—extinction looms for more than one million species of plants and animals, and that is bad news for humans, too. To curb the mass extinction crisis and address climate change, scientists and conservationists urge that we protect 30 percent of the world’s lands and waters by 2030.
Join the Journey or Text “THIRTY” to 71333
Protect Pine Mountain
Los Padres Forest Watch
The Forest Service plans to expedite logging in the proposed wilderness and across miles of old-growth forest and chaparral, deep in the Ventura County backcountry.
Despite the project’s massive scale, the Forest Service will not conduct a detailed study of potential impacts to the area’s unique ecosystems. Instead, officials announced that they will rely on a controversial loophole to bypass these requirements and limit the public’s ability to voice concerns.
The ridge is a remarkable biodiversity hotspot. Pine Mountain has some of the most diverse and unique habitats in the Los Padres National Forest that are home to dozens of rare or sensitive plants as well as animals such as black bears, mountain lions, and bobcats.
Recreate Responsibly Coalition
The Recreate Responsibly Coalition aspires for everyone to have a holistic outdoor experience by advancing all aspects of responsible recreation: keeping yourself, others, and outdoor places safe; accessing outdoor benefits essential to the human experience; and building an outdoors for all through justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Save Oak Flat
Oak Flat is a recreation area within the Tonto National Forest in Arizona. Prized for its hiking, biking, camping, birdwatching, canyoneering, and especially bouldering and rock climbing — with more than 2,500 established climbing routes.
Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of two giant, foreign mining companies seeks to mine copper starting 7,000 feet below the surface Oak Flat.
The Climber's Pact
As climbers, we have a personal stake in the health of our outdoor landscapes—without them, we have no place to climb. But as our sport continues to grow in popularity, we are loving our climbing areas to death. Join us in making a few minor adjustments to your climbing practice that will protect our outdoor landscapes and the climbing experience we love. The future of our sport depends on it.