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AGO - Additional "Listening Session" Announced for Nashville, Tennessee

August 19, 2010 6:00 AM

BRC ACTION ALERT
AGO - Additional "Listening Session" Announced for Nashville, Tennessee

Greetings BRC Action Alert Subscribers!

On April 16, 2010, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum that will radically change the U.S. Government's conservation policy. The Memorandum created the America's Great Outdoors Initiative which, among other things, will take public input on how to conserve public and private lands and how to promote outdoor recreation among young Americans.

It is important that off-highway vehicle and mountain bike users participate. OHV, snowmobile and mountain bike recreation are family-oriented activities that connect millions of Americans to the out-of-doors.

Additional "Listening Session" has just been announced for Nashville, Tennessee. (See schedule below) This event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Listening Session (more to come)

Listening Session and Discussion Information

WHEN:  Friday, August 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
              (Check-in table opens at 9:30 a.m.)

WHERE:  Nashville Public Library (Main Branch)
                 615 Church Street
                 Nashville, TN 37219
                 615-862-5800

WHO:  Representatives from DOI and USDA will be present to hear your thoughts and to participate in a conversation with you about land conservation, recreation, historic preservation and reconnecting Americans to the great outdoors

PLEASE REGISTER:  This event is free and open to the public. They will make every effort to accommodate everyone. For planning purposes, it would be helpful if you would pre-register by Thursday, August 26, by sending an email to Ashley Baggett ser_americas_great_outdoors_nashville@nps.gov with your name, the name of the organization with which you are affiliated, if any, and your telephone number. They will also be taking registration on the day of the listening session beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Nashville Public Library (Main Branch).

If you have questions about the listening session, please call Chris Abbett at (404) 507-5685. 

There is also an online forum that allows folks to make suggestions and comment on ideas others have suggested. We encourage you to attend the meetings and/or to log on and express your opinion via the America's Great Outdoors website at http://www.doi.gov/americasgreatoutdoors/

BRC and others are wondering aloud if this America's Great Outdoors Initiative is connected to the Treasured Landscape Initiative and the leaked memo outlining plans for 14 new or expanded national monument designations on 13 million acres of public and private land.

We'll have more on that later. There is limited time to give input into this new Initiative. Please take action today.

Keep an eye on your inbox for additional information and analysis.

Thanks!
Brian Hawthorne
Public Lands Policy Director
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 102

 


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