During the last 30 years, Conservation Alliance has helped protect more 51 million acres of wildlands, 3,107 river miles, stopped or removed 34 dams, purchased 14 climbing areas and designated five marine reserves. As a proud Partner for Change, we’re excited to share and support some of the Alliance’s successes with you.
In 2001, funding from The Conservation Alliance lead to the acquisition of 221 acres surrounding iconic Castleton Tower in Castle Valley, Utah—home to one of the “Fifty Classic Climbs of North America”. Dave Erley, former two-term mayor of Castle Valley, and Wendy Fisher, Executive Director of Utah Open Lands, explain the history of the Castleton Tower Preservation Initiative. Once threatened by development, the climbing community and Utah Open Lands worked together to secure permanent access to Castleton Tower. Without these local heroes, public access to the 400-ft sandstone tower would have been lost forever.