Conservation Stories: Black Diamond Honored with Conservation Award and Raises Funding for Utah Avalanche Center


The work at Conservation Alliance wouldn't be possible without all of our outdoor industry brand members. But a lot of them aren't only involved with Conservation Alliance; many of our member brands are committed to a diverse variety of environmental causes. Every Thursday we'll be featuring a cross-post from one of our member companies to highlight the causes that they're active in. Today we're celebrating member company Black Diamond Equipment Inc. for being recognized by the Summit Land Conservancy for its conservation efforts.


Among the many other causes that Black Diamond Equipment Inc. supports, the company has been working hard to help the Utah Avalanche Center, most recently by raising $50,000 for the Center by hosting the 17th Annual Friends of UAC Fundraiser.

“Each of these events is representative of the Black Diamond ethos,” explains Peter Metcalf, Black Diamond CEO. “Preserving land for sustainable recreational use is at the heart of BD’s commitment to our community. The UAC event is a pleasure to host as it provides valuable funding for the Avalanche Center in a fun atmosphere bringing together friends to share experiences and stoke for the coming season.” 

That ethos has also earned them the first annual Conservation and Sustainability Award from the Summit Land Conservancy.

The Summit Land Conservancy works in partnership with landowners to permanently preserve agricultural, recreational, scenic, wetland and animal habitat in Summit County, Utah. The award was given to Peter Metcalf and Black Diamond for demonstrating exceptional leadership and innovation while helping to improve the environment and quality of life in Summit County. 

A big congrats goes out to Black Diamond all their continued great conservation work!