We Are Now Proud Members Of 1% For The Planet

We Are Now Proud Members Of 1% For The Planet

At Cnoc Outdoors we believe that trails are the heart of our backpacking and hiking trips, allowing us to explore the great outdoors in a less harmful way. Trails are not just a way to traverse an area, they are also a way to protect the environment, make the outdoors accessible to more people and create culture and friendship. 

When we were thinking how could we give back in a way that would be right for us, that will allow us to increase diversity, help protect natural areas and maintain the fun of hiking and backpacking, we understood that helping the trails around us made the most sense. We can't support all the trails in the US, so we picked the three big trails around us: the Pacific Crest Trail, the Pacific Northwest Trail, and the Oregon Desert Trail. These 3 long trails represent what we love about backpacking: the freedom to experience so many places, being immersed in them while being isolated in nature.

We teamed up with 1% for the planet to transfer 1% of our annual revenue to the 3 organizations that care for and support the trails:

  • Pacific Crest Trail Association
  • Pacific Northwest Association
  • Oregon Natural Desert Association

We hope that you will feel part of these trails every time you make a purchase from us, no matter where, so we can together preserve and support those amazing trails.

About the Pacific Crest Trail Association                     

The mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as a world-class experience for hikers and equestrians, and for all the values provided by wild and scenic lands.

Read more on their site.

About the Pacific Northwest Association                     

The mission of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association is to protect and promote the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNNST), and to enhance recreation and educational opportunities for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

Read more on their site.

About the Oregon Natural Desert Association              

Oregon is lucky to have 31.4 million acres of public land that provides immense value for our state. At the core of ONDA’s mission are the spectacular public lands in Oregon’s high desert, including treasured places like Steens Mountain, the Oregon Badlands, the Deschutes River and the Owyhee Canyonlands.

An ONDA initiative since 2011, the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail traverses some of the most spectacular natural areas of the state’s dry side, including Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Steens Mountain and the Owyhee Canyonlands.

Read more on their site.

About 1% For The Planet                                          

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to address the most pressing issues facing our planet. We are a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, numerous individuals, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 40 countries. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $150 million to environmental nonprofits.

Read more on their site.


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