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    Field Station’s 2023 Giving Guide

    A Giving Tuesday Guide

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    Field Station’s 2023 Giving Guide

    A Giving Tuesday Guide

    As the year winds down, we get into a festive mood and think about gratitude and gifting. It’s also time to explore more ways to give back, protect and preserve the places we love, and make the outdoors more accessible and inclusive for all. With so many worthy causes and organizations, we’re highlighting a few that we’ve contributed to this year in hopes you might do the same.

    Learn more about these organizations below and follow each link to make your own contribution.

    The Outdoorist Oath | @outdooristoath

    The Oath was founded to support a different and healthier outdoors. The organization uses an educational model to build commitments to action that any outdoorist can take to support our planet, inclusion, and adventure. Through their workshop, The Oath aims to create a supportive environment that brings out the best in people, and through that, aim to understand and change systems that do not serve us. The Oath is inspired and grounded by theories and practices that have been studied, observed, peer-reviewed, tested, and proven successful effecting social change.

    Make the outdoors more inclusive

    Leave No Trace | @leavenotraceorg

    Using the power of science, education, and stewardship, Leave No Trace is on a mission to ensure a sustainable future for the outdoors and the planet. Leave No Trace developed 7 Principles to provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. The Principles can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas to local parks, and even in your backyard. Each Principle covers a specific topic and provides detailed information to empower you to minimize your impacts.

    Leave No Trace continually examines, evaluates, and reshapes the Principles and conducts research to ensure that they are up to date with the latest insights from biologists, land managers, and other leaders in outdoor education.

    Leave it better than you found it

    Outdoor Alliance | @outdooralliance

    Outdoor Alliance mobilizes the power of all outdoor enthusiasts to protect public lands and waters. OA does the hard work of building relationships with decision makers, enthusiasts, and activists to preserve trails, create new legislation, share maps, and empower others to protect the places in their backyards and beyond. 

    OA represents a broad nonprofit coalition of national advocacy organizations across a range of outdoor sports and interests including American Whitewater, American Canoe Association, Access Fund, International Mountain Bicycling Association, Winter Wildlands Alliance, the Mountaineers, the American Alpine Club, the Mazamas, the Colorado Mountain Club, and the Surfrider Foundation.

    Power conservation through outdoor recreation

    Friends of Arches and Canyonlands | @friendsofarchesandcanyonlands

    Each year, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks asks Friends to support special projects and programs that would otherwise go unfulfilled. Gifts help fund these important and critical requests. The desert ecosystems that comprise these parks surprise many with their incredible biodiversity and fragility. Many park flora and fauna are considered rare, threatened, or endangered.

    Friends of Arches and Canyonlands supports the protection of these wild places by protecting dark skies, preserving and protecting vital water resources, and improving human waste disposal in highly sensitive sites. Friends also supports search & rescue (SAR) supplies and equipment, as well as SAR training to ensure safe recreation in the park year round.

    Support critical needs in Utah’s most popular national parks

    Mojave Desert Land Trust | @mojavedesertlandtrust

    The Mojave Desert Land Trust works tirelessly to conserve desert habitats and ecosystems through land acquisition and stewardship, plant conservation and restoration, outreach and advocacy, and education. Since 2006, MDLT has conserved more than 100,000 acres of prime desert habitat, forever weaving together national parks, national monuments, wilderness areas, and wildlife linkage corridors. 

    The organization works closely with a broad range of desert community members and visitors, as well as with local, state, and federal agencies. MDLT offers hands-on learning and volunteer opportunities to residents and visitors of the desert.

    Protect fragile California desert ecosystems and habitat


    Your Field Station Stay Makes an Impact

    Every night booked at Field Station Moab and Field Station Joshua Tree supports effective nonprofit, charitable organizations working on stewarding the environment, furthering conservation through outdoor recreation, and improving access and inclusion for everyone wishing to get out there.