Companies supporting the Environmentalists

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  • jwriott

Posted May 29, 2003 - 12:52 PM


Here's a list I found in the Conservation Alliance and Leave No Trace websites. This is just a sample of the companies that are working against our sport. This doesn't tell you about companies like REI who contribute to the Sierra Club and are even listed as Benefactors on the Sierra Clubs website.

Conservation Alliance Members
as of June 2002

American Alpine Institute Ltd.
American Sports Group, Inc.
Atlas Snow-Shoe
Backpacker Magazine
Backpacker's Pantry, Inc.
Belinda Sanda Sales
Bernzott Capital Advisors
Blue Magazine
Campmor, Inc.
Chaco Sandals
Climbing Magazine
Columbia Sportswear Co.
Eagle Creek Travel Gear
Eastern Mountain Sports
Fendler Communications
Flamand Sports
Flannel Design
Frontier Group, Inc.
Galyan's Trading Company
The Gerry Group
Grabber Performance Group
Grand Union Trading Co., Ltd.
Granite Gear
Gregory Mountain Products
Hooked on the Outdoors
Kelty Pack, Inc.
Kennan Ward Photography
Kirwin Communications
Lotus Designs, Inc.
Lowe Alpine Systems
LowePro USA
Malden Mills Industries, Inc.
Merrell Footwear
Milliken & Co.
Mountain Equipment
Mountain Hardwear, Inc.
National Geographic Adventure
New Leaf Paper
Nike ACG
Outdoor Retailer
Paddler Magazine
Pearl Izumi
Perception, Inc.
Portland Woolen Mills
Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
Rennie Publications, Inc.
Ridgeway Productions
Riverside Design
RLX Polo Sport
Royal Robbins
7 Summits Sports
Sierra Designs
Sorensen's Resort
Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
The North Face
The Timberland Company
Thor-Lo Sock Company
Vasque Division
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Leave No Trace

The following companies and organizations are putting their dollars, resources, and ingenuity into the Leave No Trace program. These committed companies believe that education is the only way to preserve America's diminishing recreational wildlands.

Subaru of America
Special Project Partners
Clif Bar
Grand Teton Lodge Company
L.L. Bean
The North Face
Pricipal Partners
All Terrain Company
American Backcountry
American Alpine Institute
Backpacker Magazine
Backpacker's Pantry
C.A.M.P.U.S. Development Group
Chaco Sandals
Cheley Colorado Camps
Clif Bar
Cloudveil Mountain Works
Colorado Organics
Crazy Creek Products
Crescent Moon Snowshoes
Falcon Guides
Glacier Park, Inc.
Grabber Performance Group
GSI Outdoors
High Gear U.S.A.
Hi-Tec Sports
Hilleberg the Tentmaker
L.L. Bean
McClain Marketing Group
Moondance Adventures
Nalge Nunc International
National Geographic Maps
NEOS Overshoes
Nick N Willy's
Octagon Marketing
Osprey Packs
Peregrine Outfitters
Phillips Environmental Products
Pino's Printing
Rainier Mountaineering, Inc.
Restop Products
Sedona EcoFest
Seychelle Water Filtration Products
Snowbird Mountain Lodge
Speer Hammocks
Sports Illustrated
Stanwood & Partners
Subaru of America
The Coleman Company
The Mountaineers Books
The North Face
Tierra Dentro
WPC Brands
Walt Disney Company
Yakima U.S.A.
Introductory Partners
Backpacker's Cache/Garcia Machine
Last Chance Sportswear
Latitude 40, Inc.

In the past, I've purchased quite a few products from these companies. Now that I know they donate to groups who shut down our trails, I try to buy elsewhere.

  • SMD

Posted May 29, 2003 - 05:13 PM


Great job VMAX.....Thankyou. I am big believer in supporting the companies and organizations that believe in my family and our way of life. This list will give you something to think about next time the wife and I go shopping. :)
Rat Bastages :D

  • endurodog

Posted May 29, 2003 - 06:01 PM


Ive not heard of this "No Trace" group. I would like to know more about them. Do you have a web site? Know thy enemy!

  • BruceWA

Posted May 29, 2003 - 06:17 PM


Would be kinda kewl to see a list of those friendly to "our" cause! :) :D

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  • CuLayTur

Posted May 29, 2003 - 07:19 PM


Their web site is


  • stuntcycle

Posted May 29, 2003 - 08:38 PM


Would be kinda kewl to see a list of those friendly to "our" cause! :) :D

Here is a list of companies that support our sport . I know the list is much bigger now but I do not have a updated version. Looks like I will be buying some vented Troy Lee Gear soon. list a link to the Blue Ribbion Coalition on their site so they are involved for us to. BRC's website is

  • jwriott

Posted May 30, 2003 - 02:44 AM


These are just a few groups I found that listed their supporters in a quick search yesterday. The reason I started being more aware of this is that my dad went to REI after finding out they heavily supported the Sierra Club. While he was there, he asked to talk to the manager and asked him why they would sell you a mountain bike on Sunday and donate on Monday to a group that closes trails. The guy got pissed and told my dad that their policies are clearly posted. My dad asked him where in the store the information was and the guy asked him to leave.

It's tough because most of these companies don't display information like this in their stores and only through research are you going to find out which groups they donate funds.

I really, really believe that TT needs this information posted somewhere on the site for all of us to utilize. If you absolutely have to buy something from these groups because it's the only place you can get it, buy it on sale so you minimize their profit and ultimately limit their donating power. :)

  • John_Lorenz

Posted May 30, 2003 - 04:21 AM


I kind of find it hard that Subaru would be against a sport they endorse such as Rally and other off road like pikes peak and baja. Maybe I am wrong. But this is good info :)


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