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A marketing campaign - means to move forward (Part 2)

Many groups have discussed or been involved in efforts to generate a "marketing" campaign.  From that perspective, you need to address two market segments: traditional partners and non-traditional partners. A marketing campaign - means to move forward (Part 1), the “traditional” partners were covere...

A marketing campaign - means to move forward (Part 1)

Many groups have discussed or been involved in efforts to generate a "marketing" campaign. I would like to lay out a process where non-profit recreation groups can change their current strategy (or on-going efforts) in order to become more effective. Marketing is getting your name/logo recognized ...

Networking - Working with Coalitions

Coalitions, or networks, are bound together by a common interest. Coalitions range in size from a handful of people to a large number of organizations involving many people. Each group is a distinct organization. As a coalition, they are concerned with a focused mission such as blocking proposed leg...

Networking - Building a Coalition

Whether your club focus is social interaction or working to save your favorite wheeling area, members are what make it possible. It starts with membership in a local club centering on a shared goal. Soon, you find that others share common concerns about their area of interest and you begin sharing i...

Bi-Partisan Political Activity - A Primer

Whether your club focus is social interaction or working to save your favorite wheeling area, members are what make it possible. It starts with membership in a local club centering on a shared goal. Soon, you find that others share common concerns about their area of interest and you begin sharing i...

Recreation – A New Era

In the mid-1990’s, the Clinton administration foisted the “roadless rule” on an unsuspecting public, initiating a fundamental change in the way the Forest Service would approach land management. Since its inception, the “roadless rule” has been the subject of on-going litigation challenging the lega...

Arizona boaters: prepare to clean, drain and dry

PHOENIX —The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds boaters to “clean, drain and dry” – and especially decontaminate — their watercraft and equipment before exiting listed waters containing aquatic invasive species (AIS). This reminder is particularly important for out-of-town visitors who moor t...

Public invited to review proposed forest road changes, share feedback through Dec 1

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has proposed some changes to off-road vehicle use on state forest roads. The public is welcome to share comments on the proposed changes through Dec. 1. The proposed changes include: Adding roads that previously were unmapped. Deleting mapped roads t...

Comments Sought for OHV Access in Minnesota

Proposal to allow off-highway vehicle access to Huntersville Forest Landing Campground up for public comment The Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments on a proposal to allow off-highway vehicle (OHVs) access to certain areas of the Huntersville Forest Landing Campground in Huntersvill...

Nonresident OHV decal sales off to strong start

New decal required for nonresidents to ride in Arizona, purchased only through AZGFD​​​​​​​ PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds seasonal residents and visitors who brought an off-highway vehicle into the state that they must now purchase an OHV decal prior to heading out ...


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