We have a small membership team that actually reads through every application and verifies that the applicant works in the outdoor industry. This generally takes no longer than 48 hours (and a bit longer if you apply on a Friday).
If it's been a week or more and you haven't heard from us, check your email spam folder to see if our email ended up there. We suggest putting email@example.com on your "safe senders" list to ensure that you are receiving our emails.
If you can't find an email from us and still haven't heard back, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to look into your application status!