Career photojournalist, adventurer, outdoorsman, four-wheeler, author, and Defender of Outdoor Recreational Access, working full time for our freedoms.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
NEW YEAR 2014 LANDUSE MESSAGE
Happy New Year Landuse Message
Landuse Happy New Year Message:
I cut my landuse teeth on OFF-ROAD INTERNET forums – listening to what you have to say – going on 12 years. But now I have the ability to take what I’ve learned from you and apply it to reshaping our landuse battles nationwide. With the support of the BRC Board of Directors, I am the new Director of Operations for BRC, charged with bringing my "forum-sense" into the battles.
But landuse is not a one-man or one-group job though; we need a team more than ever.
There are 1.5 million recorded subscribers (members) in just a dozen off-road forums (I added them up). We have a strong voice if we start shouting with it – louder and longer and more often! Sure there is overlap between forums; but still, there are a lot of us who are NOT members of organizations or clubs and there are about 200 forums out there that I didn't count. THAT is where our New Year will make a difference in our trail access when we ALL become strong supporters of those groups fighting for us.
If you truly want a Happy New Year, then realize that it starts simply with a click to join (or renew) your memberships. I hope you will start with your national umbrella group that I now direct – the BlueRibbon Coalition (http://www.BlueRibbonCoalition.com). Then add the groups and clubs that make sense to you from there.