Here’s a glance at what our Government is focusing on as a result of comments received and their predisposition to ending our form of recreation.
• “This is long overdue, and deeply appreciated. I love the focus on and priority on conserving water and land AND getting people out to recreate in it.
• “I have never seen this kind of support at such a high level for sensible conservation.”
• “I have not seen anything like this commitment to start a conservation movement since perhaps the first Earth Day. Please keep this going – talking, listening, and inspiring people to bring their ideas to the table. I will never forget this day. Thank you.”
More here . . . Comment Highlights
Better get ACTIVE
on the AGOI “IdeaJam” web site or take what they give you!!!America's Great Outdoors IdeaJam
Here’s an excerpt from the ARRA . . .
“Back in April when President Obama established the AGO initiative, he instructed that recommendations coming out of the process be on his desk by November 15th. Well, that didn't happen and the President is still waiting.
We understand that the public lands agencies are having difficulty matching up the recommendations with the FY2012 budget. In other words, it's one thing to announce new policies; it's another thing to find the dollars to fund those policies. We are hearing that it might be late January or even February before the AGO recommendations are finally released for public inspection.
One of our frustrations during the entire AGO process was getting notification of the public listening sessions from the Administration in a timely manner so that we could inform you of when and where the sessions were being held. Adding to our frustration was our awareness that environmental groups were receiving early notification of these meetings.
This lack of transparency in the process has caught the attention of some members of Congress. Eighteen members of the House and the Senate have written to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, Interior Secretary Salazar and EPA Administrator Jackson requesting information on how and who was contacted about participating in the various AGO listening sessions. A copy of this communication is available for your information”
More here . . . Americans For Responsible Recreational Access: Newsletter - December 2010