The AMGA is the national training organization for rock, alpine and ski mountaineering guides. Their primary goal is to raise the technical and professional standards of mountain guiding in the United States to a worldwide level. They promote high levels of safety, knowledge, skill and professionalism and teach the skills required for guiding through training courses and practical exams.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a volunteer-based, private nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the 2,175 mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail, a 250,000 acre greenway extending from Maine to Georgia. Their mission is to ensure that future generations will enjoy the clean air and water, scenic vistas, wildlife and opportunities for simple recreation and renewal along the entire Trail corridor.
The mission of the Outdoor Industry Association is to promote and preserve the human-powered outdoor recreation industry.
The mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as an internatinoally significant resource for the enjoyment of hikers and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people.
The mission of the Conservation Alliance is education, research and advocacy for the preservation and restoration of endangered and threatened ecosystems and species.
Big City Mountaineers mentors under-resourced urban teens through transformative outdoor experiences to enrich lives, broaden horizons and instill critical life skills. Big City Mountaineers transforms the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. They partner with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. The curriculum improves integrity, self- esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually. BCM has a proven track record of improving young peoples' lives with:
• Increased likeliness to stay in school
• Reduction in violence
• Reduction in drug use
American Hiking Society (AHS) is the only national voice for hikers – dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s hiking trails, their surrounding natural areas, and the hiking experience. Gregory is a proud sponsor of AHS’s National Trails Day®(NTD), the nation’s largest trails and outdoor celebration. National Trails Day® is designed to inspire the public to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in outdoor activities, clinics, and trail stewardship projects. The celebration has grown to more than 2,000 events and more than 150,000 participants across all fifty states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.