Outdoor Alliance


Mission Statement

Outdoor Alliance unites the voices of outdoor enthusiasts to protect the human-powered outdoor recreation experience and conserve America's public lands.


Outdoor Alliance is a coalition of ten of the nation’s largest outdoor recreation organizations—American Whitewater, American Canoe Association, Access Fund, International Mountain Bicycling Association, Winter Wildlands Alliance, The Mountaineers, American Alpine Club, Mazamas, Colorado Mountain Club, and Surfrider Foundation.

Program Details

Outdoor Alliance leads a coalition to address the conservation and access issues of greatest importance to the human-powered outdoor recreation community. We work to:
1. Secure meaningful protections for public lands that have significant conservation and social value—Outdoor Alliance identifies public lands with high recreation value that are eligible for further administrative or legislative protection, and works to secure their meaningful protection. We prioritize not only wild places but also those closer to where people live to ensure our work is relevant to a diverse population of outdoor users.
2. Transform outdoor enthusiasts into outdoor advocates—We connect millions of climbers, paddlers, cross-country skiers, hikers, and mountain bikers to advance a powerful voice for outdoor recreation. We work with our regional networks, our ten member organizations, and dozens of outdoor businesses and partners to educate, engage and mobilize these outdoor enthusiasts with policy and advocacy content that is savvy, authentic, and inclusive.
3. Lead the outdoor recreation community as the trusted voice on public land conservation policy—We recognize that our public lands are home to different users and activities, from recreation to wildlife preservation to development. Our efforts to monitor, analyze, and respond to regulatory and legislative policies are bolstered by cutting-edge data from our GIS lab and innovative advocacy tools that results in the unmatched ability to unify and mobilize our community.
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1602 L St NW, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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