We don't just love the outdoors, we strive to protect it.
We are proud to be partners with the below organizations in their missions to advance the outdoor industry as well as protect our wild surroundings.
The Conservation Alliance’s mission is to engage businesses to fund and partner with organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values.The Conservation Alliance is a group of outdoor industry companies that disburses its collective annual membership dues to grassroots environmental organizations. We direct our funding to community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat, preferably where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. The Alliance was founded in 1989 by industry leaders REI, Patagonia, The North Face, and Kelty, who shared the goal of increasing outdoor industry support for conservation efforts. We now have more than 185 member companies, and plan to disburse $1.5 million in 2013.
What makes Vertical Harvest so utterly unique is that it is able to speak to a vital community need via innovation at every level. Vertical Harvest will be the first project in Wyoming completely dedicated to serving our citizens with disabilities, providing a range of meaningful jobs for this population who at present have very limited work opportunities. In order to maximize the amount of jobs we are able to produce on a small site, we are going up, creating one of the country’s first vertical greenhouses.
OIA Mission To ensure the growth and success of the outdoor industry. Today, OIA is the leading voice of the outdoor industry and serves more than 4,000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, to sales representatives and retailers. Every day, OIA works with our members to benefit of the industry by:
- Advocating for issues critical to the future of the outdoor industry
- Building stronger business leaders
- Preserving, promoting and raising industry standards
- Celebrating, inspiring and growing the active outdoor community..
Established in 1905, the Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands.
Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the mission of the Forest Service— "to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run."National forests and grasslands encompass 193 million acres of land, which is an area equivalent to the size of Texas.