Recreation and the Future of the Conservation Movement

posted Jan 11, 2013, 5:19 AM by Italo Balestra   [ updated May 26, 2013, 10:42 AM by GoOut Project ]
TEDxBoulder - Brady Robinson

Brady Robinson is a climber and a leader of the outdoor recreation conservation movement. He serves as executive director of the Access Fund and chair of the Outdoor Alliance.

In the last few decades, support for conservation has been waning. Where will the future political and social support for conservation come from? Brady is part of the recent rise of human powered recreation groups within the more traditional conservation movement. Climbers and mountain bikers, he says, are a powerful force for changing the way we, as a nation, value our public lands. The new ways that people are connecting with nature will have a powerful impact on the future of conservation.