Saturday, August 8, 2015

Outdoor industry not amused by latest GOP efforts to privatize public lands - Full Article August 8, 2015 by Bob Berwyn Various land-transfer proposals seen as threat to recreation-dependent economies FRISCO — Transferring federally managed public lands to state or local ownership would be a bad deal for outdoor recreation, and could lead to a loss of public access, business leaders warned during the outdoor industry’s recent trade show in Salt Lake City. Outdoor industry leaders held a panel discussing during the trade shindig, focusing on what some perceive as a direct threat to the industry. The panel brought together political experts with conservationists, the sportsmen community, outdoor enthusiasts and business leaders from across the outdoor industry, all joining in opposition to state takeover of federal lands. Panelists and attendees also explored what the outdoor community can do to fight back... Read more here:

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