I am part of a small local climbers association. Recently we have been put in a situation where to preserve access to our premiere local sport climbing crag we may have to purchase it or risk permanently losing access. Our organization has previously purchased another local crag, so this isn't exactly our first rodeo. Unfortunately this second land purchase will come at a much higher price and is going to seriously stretch our ability to generate funds. I would really like to hear from anyone with great fundraising ideas or who has taken part in a similar process elsewhere. For the current time ( at least for a few weeks) the situation requires me to be a bit light on details. Please msg. me if you are able to share usefully ideas or experiences.
We do have a dialogue with our local Access Organization. Being in Canada, the Access Fund itself is not really interested in us. This cause is critical as the crag in question contains around 80 of the best sport pitches in our area. In the big picture its a pretty small area, but for our local community this resource is extremely important.
Wow, didn't know you were in Canada, didn't know the access fund doesn't work in Canada. Hopefully, they can give you some ideas.
Locally, we operate almost completely from donations of time and resources (like replacing hardware). Twice per year, we have a big "climb and clean". Local climbers come out and do infrastructure work, Sly Fox Brewery donates a keg of beer, and gyms and outfitters donate gear for a raffle.
Somehow, don't think that would cover a land purchase though.