Conservation Education

Conservation Education

We provide outdoor enthusiasts knowledge and tools to help protect our public lands.

As a century-old outdoor education organization, we know knowledge is the foundation for a recreationist's love for public lands. Our conservation education creates backcountry stewards and conservation champions. Our conservation education resources span a range of mediums including books, films, and hands-on instruction. 


m3_bASE.jpegOur Protecting Public Lands 101 eLearning course is  free and takes less than 2 hours to complete (and can be done at your own pace). You will learn about how national public lands agencies operate, the bedrock conservation laws that protect these landscapes, conservation designations that protect national public lands, and how to advocate to protect these places. Become a proficient public lands advocate and earn the badge today! 


low IMPACT recreation skills

84056b67-ebb4-4936-a576-5dd97dfe9e45.jpegAs 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. Watch these videos for a great baseline on how to be a responsible recreationists, and take the quiz to get a badge in our system!

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CONSERVATION BLOG And e-newsletter

20170826-IMG_9327-Chiwawa Mountain (2).jpgOur 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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012 smartmccord.jpgThrough our publishing division Mountaineers Books, we've published nearly a thousand books, including guidebooks, how-to books, conservation titles, and adventure narratives. Read our guide and how-to books to learn about responsible recreation habits and leave-no-trace skills, and explore the stories from our conservation imprint Braided River to learn about some of our last wild landscapes under threat. 

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