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Outdoor Rec Groups and Businesses Advocate For Greater Investment in Public Lands Agencies

On March 13th 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13781 directing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a plan for reorganizing the executive branch, including recommending agencies, programs, and functions for elimination. The OMB in turn launched a 28-day comment period asking the American public to weigh in on how to reorganize, reduce, and eliminate agencies.

Today, the Outdoor Alliance, its member organizations, partners and friends (see list below) wrote to express strong support for continued and robust investment in the conservation and recreation programs of the land management agencies: the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. Together, these agencies administer on behalf of the American people 674 million acres of lands that see over half a billion visits annually.

Outdoor Alliance • American Whitewater • MTB Missoula • Granite Backcountry Alliance • El Sendero Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe Club • Western Montana Climbers Coalition • Mazamas • Protect Our Winters • Washington Trails Association • The League of Northwest Whitewater Racers • Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA) • Paddle Trails Canoe Club • Oregon Kayak and Canoe Club • Lower Columbia Canoe Club • Friends of the Inyo • Washington Kayak Club • Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center • Snowlands Network • Tahoe Backcountry Alliance • Montana Backcountry Alliance • Friends of Plumas Wilderness • Silent Tracks • SHARE Mountain Bike Club • San Diego Mountain Biking Association • Tahoe Backcountry Alliance • The Mountaineers • American Alpine Club • Canoe Kayak and Paddle Co. LLC • Kayak and Canoe Club of New York • Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance • Mach One Slalom Team • Boy Scout Troop 32 • Mono Lake Committee • Zoar Valley Paddling Club • High County River Rafters • Crested Butte Nordic • Access Fund • Teton Valley Trails And Pathways • Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association • Western Montana Climbers Coalition • Boulder Climbing Community • Northwest Trail Alliance • Sierra Eastside Mountain Bike Association (SEMBA) • Wasatch Backcountry Alliance • Colorado Mountain Club • Salida Mountain Trails • Oregon Youth Mountain Biking • Nordic and Backcountry Skiers Alliance of Idaho • Idaho Conservation League • Southern Off Road Bicycle Association • Silent Tracks • Triangle Off-Road Cyclists • SORBA Huntsville • Florida Mudcutters • Cape Fear SORBA • Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association • Piedmont Fat Tire Society • Ellijay Mountain Bike Association • West Alabama Mountain Bike Association • Atlanta Chapter of the Southern Off Road Bicycle Association • Southeastern Alabama Mountainbikers (SAM/SORBA) • rvaMORE • Moab Mountain Bike Association • Chile Pepper Bike Shop • Wyoming Wilderness Association • Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association • Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiast (MORE) • Tri-County Mountain Bike Association • Woody’s Mountain Bikes • Gwinnett Area trail Riders • Rim Country Mountain Biking Association • Spokane Mountaineers • Chama Valley Outdoor Club • Tarheel Trailblazers • Mountain Goat Adventures • Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition • SORBA Mid TN • SORBA West Georgia • Anthracite Mountain Pedalers • Fats in the Cats • Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association • Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance • Northeastern Utah Mountain Bikers • Flagler Area Biking SORBA • Midlands SORBA • North Mississippi Trail Alliance • Blue Mountain Singletrack Trails Club • Nantahala Area Southern Off-Road Bicycling Association • Tallahassee Mountain Bike Association • CVA SORBA • NYCMTB • Team Dirt • Togwotee Backcountry Alliance • Berbur, LLC • Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association • Colorado Mountain Bike Association • Bitteroot Backcountry Cyclists • Mountains to Sound Greenway • Inland Northwest Backcountry Alliance • Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association • Overland Mountain Bike Club • Boulder Mountainbike Alliance • Erie Singletrack Advocates • The Golden Giddyup • Advance Colorado Fund • Cyclists 4 Community • Colorado High School Cycling League • Beartooth Recreational Trails Association • Ocala Mountain Bike Association (OMBA) • Boulder Area Trails Coalition • Wood River Bicycle Coalition • Southern Nevada Mountain Bike Association (SNMBA) • Cycle-CNY • Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association • SORBA Woodstock • Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance • Santa Fe Fat Tire Society • Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship • Bark • Mammoth Lakes Recreation • Colorado High School Cycling League • Pedal United • Southeastern Pennsylvania Trail Riders • Friends Of Joshua Tree • Winter Wildlands Alliance • Montana Alpine Adventures • Native Eyewear • Tahoe Mountain Sports • Outdoor Research • Montana Alpine Guides • Beartooth Powder Guides • Outdoor Research • DPS Skis • Beartooth Mountain Guides • Timber Trails • Green Peak Promotions • Teton Backcountry Guides • Outdoor Project • 40 Tribes Backcountry Adventures • Onion River Sports • The Mountaineer • Ice Axe Expeditions • Ibex Outdoor Clothing • Backcountry Pursuit • Sawtooth Mountain Guides • Gravity Sports • Packer Expeditions • Superfeet Worldwide • 22 Designs • Sierra Business Council • Greenwood’s Ski Haus • Mountain Rider’s Alliance • Roscoe Outdoor • High Camp • STOKE Certified • Alpenglow Sports • Alpenglow Mountain Racing • KEEN Footwear • Freeheel and Wheel • Far and Away• Kelty • Idaho Mountain Touring • The Elephant’s Perch • Ascending Path • Chillaz North America • Pine Mountain Sports • Trailspace.com • Backcountry Babes • Clif Bar & Company • Business for Montana’s Outdoors • Revolution House Media • Shasta Mountain Guides • Yeti Cycles • SRAM • Backbone Media

Outdoor Alliance comment on EO 13781