The Principles for Advancing Outdoor Recreation and Conservation
There was recognition that, for the Principles to realize their full potential, they need to be widely known and supported. Building a network of champions—people familiar with the Principles and incorporating them into how they approach the work they are already doing—will be critical to their success
SHIFT leverages outdoor recreation for conservation gains. By bringing together stakeholders from the outdoor rec, youth engagement, conservation and land management communities, we advance the protection of our public lands.
SHIFT uses The Principles for Advancing Outdoor Recreation and Conservation as the guidelines for its efforts. To promote the Principles’ general adoption,SHIFT has developed The SHIFT Pledge: six points tied to the corresponding six Principles that outdoor recreationists, conservationists and land managers can use to protect our public lands, waters and wildlife.
THE SHIFT PLEDGE
FIGHT for our public lands and waters
PRACTICE responsible recreation that’s inclusive and informed by a conservation ethic
MINIMIZE my impacts and my conflicts with other users
CONTRIBUTE solutions to land-management, conservation and recreation problems
RESPECT land-management rules and regulations
SUPPORT long-term funding solutions that protect the environment and advance responsible recreation