Atlanta Outdoor Club - Resource Links
  1. Atlanta/Georgia - General Information
  2. Atlanta Local Clubs & Organizations
  3. Altruist & Environmental Organizations
  4. Books, Magazines, & Other Resources
  5. Events (Georgia and Southeast)
  6. Gear, Gadgets & Fun Stuff (Purchase)
  7. Interesting
  8. Outdoor Enthusiasts' Websites
  9. Outfitters
  10. Park, USDA & DNR Websites
  11. Product/Trail Reviews
  12. Travel
  13. Weather

  1. Atlanta/Georgia - General Information
    • Atlanta Buzz: Your Atlanta social calendar - parties, events, networking and activities.
    • AccessAtlanta:, which is produced by a local staff, is Atlanta’s oldest online information source. Since its launch in March 1994, has been helping Atlanta residents manage their busy lives by providing many online tools and features.
    • GA Dept. of Tourism: Great online resource for things to keep you busy in Georgia.
  2. Atlanta Local Clubs & Organizations
    • Atlanta Club Sport: Local social club with many competitive sports activities and leagues.
    • Atlanta Rocks: Atlanta Rocks! is a local indoor climbing gym.
    • Atlanta Whitewater Club: Founded by a dedicated group of Atlanta kayakers and canoers to provide educational services and events that increase the enjoyment, safety and skills of paddlers at every level of the sport. They hold monthly meetings and schedule whitewater trips.
    • Dogwood City Grotto: Atlanta’s largest and most active caving organization!
    • Georgia Appalachian Trail Club: Organization that is responsible for the management and maintenance of the Georgia section of the AT.
    • Georgia Canoeing Association: Formed to promote recreational paddling, river courtesy, skill development and river safety for canoers and kayakers.
    • Georgia Native Plant Society: To promote the stewardship and conservation of Georgia’s native plants and their habitats through education and with the involvement of individuals and organizations.
    • SORBA: Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association
    • Stone Summit: Stone Summit is a local indoor climbing gym.
  3. Altruist & Environmental Organizations
    • Chattahoochee River Keeper: Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and tributaries for the people, fish and wildlife that depend upon them.
    • Altamaha Riverkeeper: Grassroots organization dedicated to the protection, defense and restoration of Georgia’s biggest river.
    • An Inconvenient Truth: Learn about the Film, buy the DVD and Take Action!
    • Call2Recycle: Call2Recycle is a product stewardship program providing no-cost battery and cellphone recycling solutions across the U.S. and Canada.
    • Earth Day Network: Earth Day Network is the non-profit coordinating body of worldwide Earth Day activities.
    • Eco Geek: Sorting out what’s working (and what’s not) in the green-tech boom.
    • Envirolink Network: Non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.
    • Environmental News Network: Mission is to provide a global perspective on environmental issues and to promote thought, discussion and awareness among its readers.
    • Forest Ethics: Activitists use this site to call out corporations for deforestation.
    • Georgia Conservancy: The Georgia Conservancy is a catalyst for the stewardship of our natural environment through education, principled advocacy, and inclusive decision-making in order to make Georgia a premier environmental state.
    • Georgia Forestwatch: Protecting and restoring our native forest.
    • Heal the Ocean: The ocean can no longer be used as a dump. Heal the Ocean is attacking all sources of ocean pollution.
    • Heritage Forest Campaign: The Heritage Forests Campaign is an alliance of conservationists, wildlife advocates, clergy, educators, scientists, and other Americans working together to uphold protection of our National Forests.
    • Lance Armstrong Foundation: Cancer survivor Lance Armstrong established the foundation that bears his name in 1997 as a resource for other patients and survivors.
    • Leave No Trace: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our wildlands.
    • National Forest Federation: The NFF and its grassroots partners address key challenges to the health of our National Forests and Grasslands. Together, they work on solutions in community-based forestry, recreation, watershed restoration, and wildlife habitat.
    • National Wildlife Federation: Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.
    • Rivers Alive: Volunteer waterway cleanup.
    • Sierra Club - Georgia Chapter: Georgia Chapter of America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
    • Southern Conversation Trust: Focus on protecting land in the Southern Crescent of Metro Atlanta: the counties of Fayette, Coweta, Clayton and rural South Fulton and in the Upper Flint River basin.
    • The Conservation Alliance: The Conservation Alliance’s mission is to engage outdoor businesses to help protect and conserve threatened wild places for their habitat and recreation values.
    • The Natural Resource Defense Council: Highlights numerous environmental topics, news and how to support.
    • The Nature Conservancy: The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
    • The Oil Drum: A forum in which scientist and laymen discuss the coming oil shortage.
    • The Upper Etowah River Alliance: The Upper Etowah River Alliance - UERA - a community based watershed protection group for the Etowah basin, upstream of Lake Allatoona in North Georgia.
    • Tree Hugger: The name’s ironic; the website covers hip, green, urban designs.
    • Trees Atlanta: Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized nonprofit citizens group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating.
  4. Books, Magazines, & Other Resources
  5. Events (Georgia and Southeast)
  6. Gear, Gadgets & Fun Stuff (Purchase)
    • Backcountry: Purchase your gear online.
    • Campmor: Comprehensive outdoor gear shopping at discount prices.
    • High Country: Gear, clothing, instruction, ocoee rafting.
    • Park Maps: Your source for outdoor maps.
    • Patagonia: Clothing & Gear
    • REI: Your source for everything outdoors.
    • Sierra Trading Post: Nice selection of discounted gear.
  7. Interesting
  8. Outdoor Enthusiasts' Websites
    • Broad Band Sports: Awesome video of a variety of sports in base, mtb and snowboarding.
    • Ed Viesturs: Viesturs is the only American to have climbed 12 of the 14 highest peaks in the world without oxygen. He hopes to climb the remaining two during the next two years. (In 1996, Ed Viesturs summited Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen. It was his fourth summit of the mountain).
    • Explorers Web: Comprehensive site of professional explorers current expeditions and daily logs including Everest and K2.
    • N2 Backpacking: Birdshooter’s personal website about his hiking and backpacking adventures since 1978 mainly in the southeast; lots of recommendations, great tips - spend lots of time here!
    • Seven Summits: Everything you ever wanted to know about the world’s seven tallest peaks.
    • Southeast Cycling: Trish Albert’s comprehensive personal site on area cycling; excellent!
  9. Outfitters
  10. Park, USDA & DNR Websites
    • American Park Network: Comprehensive source for national park information.
    • Georgia Coastal Resources Div: Your source of what the DNR is doing on the GA coast.
    • Georgia Environmental Protection Div: Easy-to-find information about efforts to protect and manage Georgia's air, water and land resources for its estimated 8.6 million citizens.
    • Georgia State Parks: All the information you need about the Georgia state parks and historical sites, from videos to brochures to accommodations.
    • Georgia Wildlife Resource Div: Provides information on hunting, fishing, boating and nongame animals and plants.
    • National Park Service: The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. Find out about any of the 375 parks here.
    • USDA Forest Service: Official U.S. Dept of Agriculture site for national forest and grassland information.
  11. Product/Trail Reviews
    • MTB Reviews and information on mountain biking products and trail reviews. Part of the network of websites.
    • Outdoor Reviews and information on outdoors activity products. Part of the network of websites.
    • Road Bike Reviews and information on road biking products. Part of the network of websites.
  12. Travel
    • Airfare Watchdog: The best of unadvertised airfares brought to your desktop.
    • Backroads: Premuim active travel company based in California.
    • Farecast: Know when to buy your airline tickets.
    • FAA: Flight delay information.
    • Getting Away: Excellent site with lots of travel tips and information!
    • International SOS: World�s leading provider of medical assistance, international healthcare, security services and outsourced customer care.
    • National Park Hotel Guide: Search for lodging, hotels, motels, inns and resorts in our National Parks and make reservations.
    • Onada: Currency converter.
    • Orbitz: Book your travel and go!
    • The Travel Channel: The best of the travel tv shows brought to the web including World's Best and 1000 Places to See Before You Die.
    • Travel Health Help: A wealth of travel health information and products.
  13. Weather
    • Local weather, radar and desktop weather alerts.
    • Features current conditions and forecasts for over 1,700 cities world wide, along with local and regional radars.

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