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Oversight Hearing on “Outdoor Recreation Opportunities on State, Local and Federal Land”
Thursday, June 27, 2013 2:00 PM
Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Oversight Hearing on:

  • “Outdoor Recreation Opportunities on State, Local and Federal Land”

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

Lynn Jackson
Grand County Council, Utah

Ashley Korenblat
Western Spirit Cycling Adventures
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Greg Martin
Wood River Bicycle Coalition
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Alexis Nelson
Executive Director
Vermont Association of Snow Travelers
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Ron Potter
Recreation Systems Manager, Retired
Parks and Trails Division
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Background:

The purpose of this oversight hearing is to hear about diverse, locally initiated outdoor programs that expand recreational opportunities on public lands. Recreational opportunities on public land contribute to local economies, but in most cases, these economies cannot rely solely upon recreation for their livelihood. Locally-initiated efforts among outdoor recreation groups, small businesses, and government entities identify and solve problems better than federally imposed policies. For programs to succeed, they need to be supported by stakeholders, particularly local citizens and their elected leaders.

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