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WHAT IS A SPECIAL RECREATION PERMIT?

Types of permits: 1. Commercial Use – Commercial Use is defined as recreational use of public lands and related waters for business or financial gain. When any person, group, or organization makes or attempts to make a profit, receive money, amortize equipment, or obtain goods or services, as compe...

From the Landuse Frontlines (Dec 2019)

BLM - On its current trajectory, the BLM headquarters in Washington, D.C. will be liquidated, decentralized, and relocated by the end of March in 2020.This move is part of a broader plan announced by the Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt in July, that affects the majority of the nearl...

Tonto Draft Land Management Plan released for public comment

Tonto National Forest to hold public meetings beginning Jan. 8; comment period ends March 12, 2020 PHOENIX -- Outdoor recreationists are advised that the Tonto National Forest on Dec. 13 released a draft land management plan (draft forest plan) and draft environmental impact statement for public re...

Three more elk poached in northern Michigan; DNR seeks information

Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in Gaylord are seeking tips from the public regarding three adult cow elk poached in Otsego County – the third elk poaching case in northern Michigan in roughly a month. “This is the worst year we’ve had as far as elk poaching,” said Lt...

Red Rock Canyon State Park GP Comments Submitted

Dear Planning Team: This letter is submitted on behalf of the California 4 Wheel Drive Association (Cal4Wheel) and its membership concerning the request for comments for the California Department of Parks and Recreation Red Rock Canyon State Park General Plan Revision.  Cal4Wheel represents clubs a...

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...


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