We provide outdoor enthusiasts with the inspiration, knowledge, and skills to help protect our public lands.

We believe education sparks recreationists to become backcountry stewards and conservation champions. Our conservation education includes a breadth of mediums including books, films, and hands-on instruction. 


We have published hundreds of books, including guidebooks, how-to books, and narratives. Read our guide and how-to books to learn about responsible recreation habits and leave-no-trace skills. Explore the stories from Braided River to learn about beautiful places threatened by environmental damage.

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Our conservation blog is a great way to stay up-to-date on current  issues. Learn about matters affecting our outdoor recreation community and how you can get involved. Want to receive these updates via email? Sign up for our monthly Conservation Currents enewsletter. 

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low IMPACT recreation skills

As outdoor leaders, we work to develop and share resources that teach low impact recreation skills. We created the Be An Outdoor Ambassador video series as an educational resource our member and the greater outdoor community. Our courses also offer Leave No Trace guidance and activity-specific instruction as part of their curriculum. 


Our organization’s magazine, Mountaineer, is a fantastic way to learn more about our conservation work on a higher level. Check out our column “Conservation Currents.”

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