La Sportiva places a high value on our business relationships and partnerships that give an overall benefit to the outdoor industry. By working with our partners we will create a committed team that can make a positive difference on the environment and in communities. Our goal is to create a harmonious relationship between our business, our business partners and the environment in order to provide an inviting industry for outdoor enthusiasts ranging from the most experienced to beginners.
American Hiking Society
For the last three decades, American Hiking Society has been at the forefront protecting the nation’s trails and the hiking experience. Our deep roots in outdoor recreation, advocacy, volunteering and experiencing nature through hiking bring me enormous pride and satisfaction. Hiking our nation’s trails offers Americans boundless opportunities to enjoy nature, renew themselves and establish a lifetime of fitness. American Hiking Society works toward ensuring that hiking trails and natural places are cherished and preserved for us and for future generations as well. Join American Hiking Society. Be a trail volunteer. Protect and enjoy nature. Hike.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the preservation and management of the natural, scenic, historic, and cultural resources associated with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in order to provide primitive outdoor-recreation and educational opportunities for Trail visitors.
Big City Mountaineers
Serving climbers, hikers, skiers, outdoor enthusiasts and the community since 1912, the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) is the largest outdoor recreation organization in Colorado. The CMC offers a wide range of opportunities for the public to explore and learn about the Southern Rockies, while leading efforts to protect the species, habitats, and wildness of our public land. Throughout the Colorado Mountain Club, more than 850 volunteers provide leadership on 3,000 educational, cultural, and recreation mountain activities each year.
Since 1912, the Colorado Mountain Club has been an unwavering advocate for the protection of Colorado's wild, remote, and quiet places. The CMC was instrumental in landmark achievements such as the designation of Rocky Mountain National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, and the passage of the Wilderness Act. Today, the CMC continues this tradition with trail stewardship projects and by working throughout the state with land management agencies, partner organizations, and coalitions to permanently protect our last remaining roadless areas and wildlife corridors, protect and restore the quiet outdoor experience, and safeguard the ecological integrity of Colorado by reducing the impact of recreation on the natural environment. CMC’s dedicated conservation volunteers coordinated over 3,100 hours of hands-on volunteer projects on public lands in 2010 – an in-kind value of over $68,000.
Last year, the CMC’s Youth Education Program (YEP) provided opportunities for 5,435 kids (and 780 chaperones) to experience the natural world through active learning adventures – essential opportunities to help combat childhood obesity and prevent “nature deficit disorder.” In 2010, the CMC awarded a total of $5,351 in need-based scholarships to 677 youth.