TOPIC: "Opportunities for Outdoor Recreation on Public Lands"
POCATELLO, ID (June 20) -- Don Amador, Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition, has been confirmed as a witness to testify before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands on June 22, 2011 at 10 a.m. The hearing will be at the 1324 Longworth House Office Building.
Amador is expected to share his views regarding the ongoing closure of BLM's Clear Creek Management Area located in Central California's Coastal Mountain Range. BLM has effected the single largest public land closure of its kind in U.S. history by functionally closing 75,000 acres of public lands to all users groups in May, 2008. In 2002, Dirt Rider Magazine listed CCMA as one of the top 10 OHV recreation sites in the country. While the closure only "technically" closed 33,000 acres, it functionally closed 75,000 acres since practically all route networks originate in the closure area.
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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists. 1-800-BlueRib - www.sharetrails.org