Outdoor Links

Educational/Safety Resources

Backpacking/Camping/Hiking

American Hiking Society - Hiking 101

U.S. National Park Service- Hike SmartTrip PlanningCamping, Hiking

United States Forest Service - Know Before You Go

Caving

National Speleological Society - Safety & TechniquesGuide to Responsible CavingCave Conservation

Climbing

American Alpine Club - Know the RopesAAC LibraryUniversal Belay Program

Cycling

International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) - Responsible Riding

Adventure Cycling Association - How To Department

The League of American Bicyclists - Smart Cycling

Bicycle Touring Pro - Learn How to Bicycle Tour

Fishing

Trout Unlimited- Trout Magazine OnlineTrout Tips

Water Sports

American Canoe Association (ACA)- InstructionEducational Resources

American Whitewater Safety Code

Winter Sports

Cross Country Ski Area Association- Get StartedLearn More

National Ski Area Association - Safety

Professional Ski Instructors Association - Learn to Ski & Snowboard

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness Medical AssociatesNOLSSOLO


West Virginia Environmental Organizations

Coopers Rock Foundation –  https://www.facebook.com/coopers.rock.wv
Friends of the Cheat – www.cheat.org
Friends of Deckers Creek – www.deckerscreek.org
Mon River Trails Conservancy – www.montrails.org
Highlands Conservancy – www.wvhighlands.org
WV Rivers Coalition – www.wvrivers.org
Canaan Valley Institute – www.canaanvi.org
The Nature Conservancy – www.nature.org