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AAI Compliance

American Alpine Institute May Not Discriminate

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, American Alpine Institute is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (a) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (b) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (c) email: [email protected].

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

The National Park Service is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination in the National Parks, write to:

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Office of Equal Opportunity
1201 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
or call:
(202) 354-1852
Fax: (202) 321-1449


American Alpine Institute Operates in Partnership with Government Land Managers

The Institute is an authorized permittee or concessionaire of the National Park Service, United States Department of Interior, in Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, North Cascades, Mount Rainier, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Rocky Mountain, and Joshua Tree National Parks. 

AAI is an authorized permittee of the United States Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in Inyo, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, Wenatchee, Gifford Pinchot, Pisgah, and Uncompahgre National Forests.

AAI is an authorized permittee of the United States Bureau of Land Management in Red Rock Canyon National Recreation Area and BLM lands in Monticello and Moab, Utah.

AAI holds permits to operate on lands managed by Washington State Parks and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. In Colorado, AAI is permitted to operate in Eldorado State Park and in Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks.

In Canada the Institute is an authorized permittee of Stawamus Chief, Murrin, and Bugaboo Provincial Parks, and holds a land tenure in the Mt. Waddington region of the Coast Range.

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