Aaron Clark, Conservation Manager, The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
Aaron came to IMBA in June of 2012, after nine years directing a roadless inventory and recreation advocacy program for the conservation community in the Southern Rockies. From 2004-2010, Aaron served two terms for the Department of Interior as a BLM Resource Advisor Council Member for Colorado’s Front Range and San Luis Valley. As IMBA’s conservation manager, Aaron, seeks to strengthen relationships locally and nationally with diverse interests and engage mountain bikers in the three P’s–Planning, Policy, and Politics. Through this Aaron has gained a wide range of experiences from working on-the-ground with trail development to leading reforms of State administered recreation programs and legislative proposals, as well as lobbying in D.C on conservation and recreation policy and legislation. In his free time, Aaron rides, skis, climbs and hikes as often as possible with his wife, son and friends.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational association. Our mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences.
Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions.
IMBA’s members live in all 50 U.S. states, most Canadian provinces and in 30 other countries.
Aaron will participate in the discussion on the Principles for the Advancement of Outdoor Recreation and Conservation on Th., Oct. 8, during the SHIFT Summit.