The ACC Calgary Section has a strong interest in maintaining and preserving our natural mountain environment. Our Access/Environment Committee promotes the viewpoint of the section to outside parties while bringing recent developments and upcoming issues to the attention of section members.
The A&E chair has the enviable task of keeping the club engaged in the larger outdoor community and involvement in various capacities, ranging from trail and belay platform maintenance to participating in the annual stream survey in the Ghost (usually in July). If you wish to be on this list, please send your contact information along with any specific areas of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TABVAR is the group who is the primary contact for maintenance of climbing areas in the Bow Valley. They provide support to the individual’s who retro-fit routes and create new routes through sponsorship of consumable materials, help publish the information, advocate on behalf of climbers and keep track of what work needs to be completed. If you clip bolts as a sport climber, or use fixed rappel stations often found on any type of route, these guys are doing their best to keep you safe. Check out their webpage at http://www.tabvar.org/
The Calgary Section of the ACC is a long-time sponsor of TABVAR and is hoping to commit more volunteer labor to the completion of projects identified by TABVAR as needing attention.
Climbers’ Access Society of Alberta (CASA) works on our behalf to secure access to the Ghost Climbing area. They partner with the Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) officials to create sustainable access and are officially the stewards for the track to the Ghost climbing areas.With that stewardship comes maintenance responsibilities and the Calgary section is often called upon to help out. So watch the events calendar for ghostly volunteer opportunities
The Calgary Section has grand plans to become more active organizing community based events. There are many organizations with projects and cash, but those same organizations are short on volunteer labor. The Calgary Section is the single largest organized user of climbs in the Bow Valley (unproven, but with over 1500 individual memberships, it is a pretty safe bet), and with well developed organizational mechanisms (event calendar, e-mail lists & publications), we are well positioned to help.
Contact the A&E chair at email@example.com if you would like to participate.
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Rosetta Stone Acryonyms
|ADM||Acting Deputy Minister|
|AESRD||Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development|
|CASA||Climbersu2019 Access Society of Alberta|
|DAO||Designated Administrative Organization|
|FLUZ||Forest Land Use Zone|
|GAMP||Ghost Waiparous Access Management Plan|
|GSMG||Ghost Stewardship Monitoring Group|
|LOC||License of Occupation|
|SLS||Spray Lake Sawmills|
|SSRP||South Saskatchewan Regional Plan|
|TFA||Temporary Field Authorization|
- National Climbers Access Initiative
- Climbers’ Access Society of British Columbia
- Climber’s Access Society of Alberta
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