onX Grant Program Celebrates 150 Miles of Trails and 150,000 Acres of Improved Public Access
December 13, 2023
MISSOULA, Mont., (December, 2023)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – onX, a pioneer in outdoor digital navigation, is celebrating a milestone within its Access and Stewardship Grant Program. In 2018, the company set a goal of preserving and restoring 150 miles of trails and improving public access to 150,000 acres of land. Today, onX is proud to announce that it has exceeded that goal, helping to improve recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts across the country.
onX’s mission is to awaken the adventurer in everyone and created a Grant Program to help protect the diverse natural landscapes that fuel and inspire recreationists, improve access to them, and steward them for future generations. To date, onX’s Grant Program has helped fund 53 projects in 20 states, partnering with organizations like land trusts, park foundations, trail associations, and recreation clubs to improve access to 154,688 acres of land and build or restore 255 miles of trails. These projects–from land purchases and easements to trail restorations and clean-ups–have directly impacted the recreational opportunities available to anglers, backcountry skiers, bikers, climbers, cross-country skiers, equestrians, hikers, hunters, motorsports enthusiasts, and paddlers alike.
To put these numbers into perspective, 183 Central Parks, three Acadia National Parks, or one Zion National Park could fit inside 154,688 acres. While those acres represent recreation potential, they also symbolize the collaboration of like-minded people coming together to make these projects a reality–from onX customers who support the company’s values to partners who bring each of these projects to fruition.
“Outdoor recreation participation is at an all-time high right now, but our access to the landscapes that make these opportunities possible is threatened by industrial development, urban sprawl, land ownership changes, and more,” said onX CEO Laura Orvida. “Improving access to our natural landscapes is important to us and our community, and it’s part of onX’s DNA. I’m proud of our Grant Program and the direct impact it has on outdoor recreation.”
Over the past few years, onX has built a framework that gives back to the land that makes our recreation experiences possible. As the company looks ahead to 2024, onX’s Access and Stewardship Team wants to hear from the outdoor community about what’s important to them. The team encourages all outdoor enthusiasts to fill out a one-minute survey here: https://www.onxmaps.com/onx-access-initiatives/grant-program-milestone-celebration
To learn more about onX’s Access and Stewardship Grant Program, head to: https://www.onxmaps.com/onx-access-initiatives
Founded in 2009, onX is a pioneer in digital outdoor navigation, developing software that helps inform, inspire, and empower outdoor recreationists. onX Hunt, onX Offroad, and onX Backcountry make up the company’s suite of apps and are built by explorers for explorers. Because off-the-beaten-path experiences are at the heart of what onX does, the company also leads initiatives to protect and expand access to public land. Since 2018, onX has worked with various partners to secure and improve public land access through direct funding and by supporting key legislation with data analysis and research. Learn more: https://www.onxmaps.com/about