People & Organizations

Protecting Climbing Crags: Meet the Access Fund Conservation Team

In addition to the essential gear, climbers also require open, protected climbing areas. Mike Morin and Amanda Peterson help maintain those crags as the 2014 Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team.

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Connecting Stewards with Trails: Meet Libby Wile, American Hiking's Volunteer Director

Libby Wile connects hundreds of volunteers annually with miles of trail projects across the country. In our Q&A, we talk with Wile about her work helping hikers and backpackers give back to the foot trails they love.

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Q&A with Dana Gerschel, Director of the American Alpine Club Library

From the main stacks to the rare book room, the American Alpine Club Library is a mountaineer's treasure trove of beta. Dana Gerschel oversees this alpine info as its Library Director.

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Q&A with Winter Wildlands Policy Director, Cailin O'Brien-Feeney

We talk with Cailin O'Brien-Feeney, Policy Director for the Winter Wildlands Alliance, about what it means to advocate for the winter backcountry and the human-powered snowsports enthusiast.

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Meet Staci Williams, Waccamaw River Blue Trail Coordinator at American Rivers

We talk with Staci Williams, Waccamaw River Blue Trail Coordinator for American Rivers, and learn what a Blue Trail is and why clean, healthy rivers are important not only for recreation, but for communities.

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Give a Gift Membership and Support Outdoor Nonprofits

It's Giving Tuesday. This year, how about protecting a favorite or threatened trail, climbing area, river, or wildland? A gift membership to an outdoor nonprofit has an impact that lasts far beyond the holiday season.

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Q&A with Seth Levy, Trailspace's Community Evangelist

We know him as Seth Levy, Trailspace Community Evangelist and Review Corps Coordinator. But, there's much more. Today we turn the Q&A on Seth.

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Protecting the Most Famous Trail: Q&A with Ron Tipton

We talk with Ron Tipton, executive director of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and learn what it's like to protect and maintain "the world’s most famous long-distance hiking trail."

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Q&A with PCTA Trail Rep and Advocate, Anitra Kass

Anitra Kass, thru-hiking Triple Crowner turned trail volunteer, helps protect, preserve, and promote the southern 700 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail as Southern California Regional Representative for the PCTA.

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Q&A with Kerry McClay, SnowSchool Director for Winter Wildlands Alliance

Kerry McClay has a passion for outdoor experiences, and as director of Winter Wildlands Alliance's SnowSchool he gets kids outdoors and on snowshoes to learn about winter ecology and snow-science.

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Q&A with American Alpine Club's Whitney Orban

Meet Whitney Orban, climber, writer, advocate, and Content Manager for the American Alpine Club, and learn what it's like to work for the nation's oldest and most prominent climbing organization.

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Gear Reviews & Outdoor Stewardship: Why We're 1% for the Planet Members

Ever notice that 1% for the Planet logo at the bottom of every Trailspace page and wonder what it means? Learn why we're member of 1% FTP and what outdoor nonprofits we support.

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Leave No Trace Helps Kids Reach the P.E.A.K.

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. In classrooms and online, its PEAK program reaches elementary students and teaches them how to minimize impacts.

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Move from Gym to Crag with the Access Fund

Want to make the transition from rock gym to crag? The Access Fund offers up advice for responsible outdoor climbing practices that help preserve climbing access.

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Winter Wildlands Alliance Gives Solitude a Voice

Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization with a mission of promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands.

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