Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest - View Single Post - How about voting for something important?
View Single Post
Old November 19th, 2012, 11:16 AM   #1
whiterhino
I'm not old, honest...
 
whiterhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-06
Location: Davisburg MI
Posts: 22,344
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Default How about voting for something important?

Well, it didn't take long after the election for tree huggers to try to close Moab. Since this is a wheeling state, it would be good if everyone would put as much effort into this as was done for our other efforts. Please take a minute and sign the petition. I put this in the PUB to get everyone's help.

Here is the Outdoor Industry Association letter on the Canyonlands Monument proposal, with a list ofmember companies supporting it. The OIA has long been led by some hard core anti-OHV folks, with North Face and Patagonia being some of the biggest and most vocal. Patagonia also paid for the production of a huge glossy coffee table book that is nothing but a total hit piece on motorized recreation, called "Thrillcraft"

Thrillcraft - The Environmental Consequences of Motorized Recreation

Most of the companies make backpacking or mountaineering products, but several major companies sellproducts to our community as well, such as Camelback, Fat Tire beer, Jansport, Red Wing Shoes, and several restauraunts in Moab

The formatting gets messed up when I paste this letter in, so here is a link to the letter also:

http://www.eenews.net/assets/2012/11...ment_gw_01.pdf

[I]President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President,
We are writing to encourage you to protect Greater Canyonlands – the magnificent 1.4 million-acre region of
publicly-owned wildlands surrounding Canyonlands National Park in southern Utah – by proclaiming it a
national monument.
Greater Canyonlands is without question a world class landscape deserving of the highest levels of protection.
It is a place of unparalleled beauty, a geologic wonderland and a treasure trove of ancient cultural and
archeological artifacts. Greater Canyonlands also offers superlative recreational opportunities that draw
people from around the globe.
Many of us know and love the Greater Canyonlands area firsthand, and would like to see the area preserved
because it is a premier part of our nation’s natural heritage. But as people who make their living in the
outdoor industry, we also want to stress that preserving landscapes like Greater Canyonlands makes good
economic sense. Wildlands are the foundational infrastructure for our industry.
A study recently released by the Outdoor Industry Association notes that outdoor recreation is “an overlooked
economic giant,” generating $646 billion in national sales and services in 2011 and supporting 6.1 million
jobs, powering the economy in a manner comparable to the financial services and insurance industries or
outpatient health care. As highlighted by the Western Governors Association, in western states alone outdoor
recreation spending equaled almost $256 billion (nearly 40% of the national total) and supported 2.3 million
jobs.
The future of our outdoor recreation economy depends on protecting iconic landscapes – such as Greater
Canyonlands – where people go to recreate. And monument proclamation is an important and effective way to
provide the protection that is needed.
We also turn to you for action because unfortunately, Greater Canyonlands is endangered. Federal land use
plans inappropriately open scenic and undeveloped land to drilling and mining and fail to address exploding
off-road vehicle use that is damaging riparian areas, cultural sites, soils and solitude. Now, the state of Utah is
demanding that the federal government turn over 30 million acres of federal land for potential development
and/or privatization and is asserting the right to expand and pave 40,000 miles of dirt routes and trails that crisscross
Utah’s federally-owned wildlands. Both actions would result in the despoiling of Greater Canyonlands.
We hope you will act to protect Greater Canyonlands. Thank you for your vision and leadership.

Outdoor Industry Association
Boulder, CO
Frank Hugelmeyer
President and CEO

Black Diamond Equipment
Salt Lake City, UT
Peter Metcalf
CEO and Lead Founder

Backcountry.com
Park City, UT
Jill Layfield
CEO

Eastern Mountain Sports
Peterborough, NH
Will Manzer
CEO

Petzl
Clearfield, UT
Roody Rasmussen
Senior Vice President

Western Spirit Cycling
Moab, UT
Ashley Korenblat
CEO

Patagonia
Ventura, CA
Casey Sheahan
President

PROBAR LLC
Salt Lake City, UT
Jules Lambert
President

Gregory Mountain Products
Salt Lake City, UT
Billy Kulczycki
President

Mountain Hardwear
Richmond, CA
Topher Gaylord
President

Canyon Voyages Adventure
Company
Moab, UT
Don and Denise Oblak
Owners

Rim Tours
Moab, UT
Kirstin Peterson
Owner

Teva
Goleta, CA
Joel Heath
President

Moki Mac
Green River, UT
Bob Quist
Owner

Moab Cliffs and Canyons
Moab, UT
Brett Sutteer
Owner

Jansport
Morland, KS
Skip Yowell
Co-Founder

Lost River Clothing
Company
Moab, UT
Dave Knowles
President

Skinny Tire Events --
Road Cycling in Moab
Moab, UT
Beth Logan
Owner

Red Wing Shoes
Red Wing, MN
Bill Sweasy
Chairman/CEO

Canyonlands Field Institute
Moab, UT
Karla VanderZanden
Director

Miguel’s Baja Grill
Moab, UT
Dave Bodner
Owner

Camelbak
Petaluma, CA
Sally McCoy
President and CEO

Magpie Adventures
Moab, UT
Maggie Wilson
Owner

Ekletica Cafe
Moab, UT
Julie Fox
Owner

Prana
Carlsbad, CA
Theodosakis Beaver, Founder
Scott Kerslake, CEO

Moab Destination
Management
Moab, UT
Fiona Raison
President

Moab Coffee Roasters
Moab, UT
Jana Wilson
Owner

Osprey Packs
Mill Valley, CA
Michael Pfotenhauer
Owner and Founder

Horny Toad Activewear
Santa Barbara, CA
Kate Larramendy
Design Director

With Gaia Design
Moab, UT
Kalen Jones
Owner

Marmot Mountain, LLC
Rohnert Park, CA
Mark Martin
President

North Face
San Leandro, CA
Ann Krcik
Director Outdoor Participation

Nichols Expeditions
Moab, UT
Chuck and Judy Nichols
Owners

American Recreation
Products
Boulder, CO
Brett Jordan
CEO

Nikwax Waterproofing
Seattle, WA
Chas Fisher
President

White Horse Residential
Homes
Moab, UT
Mark Griffith
Managing Partner

Bergans USA, LLC
Longmont, CO
Patry Loomis
President

The Conservation Alliance
Bend, OR
John Sterling
Executive Director

Desert Bistro
Moab, UT
Karl and Michelle Kelley
Owners

Aspen Skiing Company
Aspen, CO
Mike Kaplan
President/CEO

Backbone Media LLC
Carbondale, CO
Nate Simmons
Partner and Founder

High and Wild
Castle Valley, UT
Jay Smith
Owner

Adventure Bound River
Expeditions
Grand Junction, CO
Tom Kleinschnitz
President

Ute Mountaineer
Aspen, CO
Bob and Ruth Wade
Owners

Far Out Expeditions
Bluff, UT
Vaughn Hadenfeldt
Owner/Guide

Loki Outerwear
Grand Junction, CO
Seth Anderson
Co-Owner

Whitewater West
Grand Junction, CO
Pete and Monica Atkinson
Owners

Bryce Valley KOA
Kampground
Cannonville, UT
John Holland
Owner

4 Corners Riversports
Durango, CO
Andy Corra
President

Pine Needle
Mountaineering
Durango, CO
Jeremy Dakan
Owner

Imlay Canyon Gear
Mt. Carmel Junction, UT
Nolan Jones
President

Mountain Waters Rafting
and Adventure Co.
Durango, CO
James Wilkes & Dan Bechtel
Owners

Deer Hill Expeditions
Mancos, CO
Douglas and Beverly Capelin
Owners and Founders

Red Desert Adventures
Springdale, UT
Eric Draper
Owner

Kling Mountain Guides
Durango, CO
Josh Kling
Owner

Open Sky Wilderness
Therapy
Durango, CO
Aaron Fernandes
CEO

Wasatch Touring
Salt Lake City, UT
Charlie and Dwight Butler
Owners and Founders

Verde PR and Consulting
Durango, CO
Kristin Carpenter-Ogden
CEO and Founder

Venture Snowboards
Silverton, CO
Klemens and Lisa Branner
Owners

The Family Outing
Murray, UT
Richard Luke
Owner

New Belgium Brewing
Ft. Collins, CO
Jenn Vervier
Director, Strategic Development
and Sustainability

Neptune Mountaineering
Boulder, CO
Gary Neptune
Owner and Founder

International Mountain
Equipment
Salt Lake City, UT
Scott Carson
Owner

La Sportiva
Boulder, CO
Jonathan Lantz
President

Scarpa
Boulder, CO
Kim Miller
CEO

Trio Restaurant Group
Salt Lake City, UT
Mikel Trapp
Owner

GTHI
Boulder, CO
Malcolm Daly
Founder

The Access Fund
Boulder, CO
Brady Robinson
Executive Director

SOAR Communications
Salt Lake City, UT
Chip Smith
President

Stohlquist WaterWare
Alamosa, CO
Jim Stolhquist
President

Outside Adventure Film
School
Boulder, CO
Michael Brown
Founder

Outdoor Utah Adventure
Guide
Salt Lake City, UT
Red Oelerich
Editor-in-Chief

Veterans Expeditions
Boulder, CO
Nick Watson
Army Ranger

Fishpond Inc.
Denver, CO
John Land Le Coq
CEO and Founder

Excalibur Distribution/
DMM Inc.
Sandy, UT
Steve Petro
CEO

American Alpine Club
Golden, CO
Phil Powers
Executive Director

Stonewear Designs
Louisville, CO
Kitty Bradley
President

SNOCRU
Sundance, UT
Ed Lewis
Founder

NRS
Moscow, Idaho
Bill Parks
Founder

Chalk Bag Specialist
Pocatello, ID
San Krieg
Owner

Quality Bicycle Products
Ogden, UT
Steve Flagg
President

Asana Climbing
Boise, ID
Jamey Sproul
Founder

Wild Iris Mountain Sports
Lander, WY
Jennifer Barrett
Owner

Alpine Sports
Ogden, UT
Peggie Chambers Ambrey
Owner

Oceanmedix.com, LLC
Wilson, WY
Dennis Emory
Co-Founder

The Base Camp
Billings, MT
Scott Brown
Owner

Thompson Manufacturing Inc.
Clearfield, UT
Rock Thompson
President

Outdoor Research
Seattle, WA
Dan Nordstrom
President

International Mountain
Guides
Ashford, WA
Phil Ershler

Logan Outdoor Products/
Camp Chef
Logan, UT
Ty Measom
President

Far Bank Enterprises
Bainbridge Island, WA
Travis Campbell
CEO

Mountain Gear
Spokane Valley, WA
Paul Fish
President

Ultralight Adventure
Equipment
Logan, UT
Chris McMaster
Owner

Peak Sports
Corvalis, OR
Jeff Katz
Owner

Montrail
Richmond, CA
Topher Gaylord
President

Treasure Mountain Inn
Park City, UT
Andy Beerman
Owner

Mountain Tools
Carmel, CA
Larry Arthur
CEO and Lead Founder

Mammoth Mountaineering
Supply
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Dave Talsky
President

Christoph & Company
Park City, UT
Lesley Christoph
President

Wilson’s Eastside Sports
Bishop, CA
James Wilson
Owner

Desert Rock Sports
Las Vegas, NV
Steve Mallory
Owner

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance
Park City, UT
Roanne Miller
President

Midwest Mountaineering
Minneapolis, MN
Rod Johnson
Owner and Founder

River Sports Outfitters
Knoxville, TN
Laura Jones
General Manager

Burton Snowboards
Burlington, VT
Jake Burton Carpenter
Donna Carpenter
Owners

Jetboil, Incorporated
Manchester, NH
Perry Dowst
President and CEO

Mammut Sports Group
Shelbourne, VT
Bill Supple
CEO

Penguin Brands
Greater Boston Area, MA
Donna Williams
SR Sales Manager

River Runner Outdoor
Center
Columbia, SC
Guy Jones
President

Pack and Paddle
Lafayette, LA
Rebecca Williams
Owner

Pack Rat Outdoor Center
Fayettville, AR
Carolyn Crook
Owner

Rabbit Mountain
Miami, FL
Edward Gerety
President

Equip
Derbyshire, UK
Matt Gowar
CEO

Exped
Zurich, Switzerland
Heidi Brun


Link to petition

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...untry/s6BHJcKn
__________________
GLFWDA member since 1979.
Member Southern Michigan Rock Crawlers.

Last edited by whiterhino; November 19th, 2012 at 09:13 PM.
whiterhino is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Page generated in 0.18049 seconds with 20 queries