BLUERIBBON COALITION, INC
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR BACKCOUNTRY RECREATION AREA DESIGNATIONS INSTEAD OF WILDERNESS
The BlueRibbon Coalition, a national recreation group, had commissioned the survey to gauge local support for Congressman Mike Thompson's Wilderness Bill. In
Don Amador, Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition, stated, "I think this shows that a strong majority of people on the North Coast will support a Congressional land designation that protects the land while allowing for responsible and managed motorized and mechanized recreational uses."
"The BlueRibbon Coalition is proud of our Backcountry Recreation Area alternative to Wilderness designations, and we believe this survey shows public support for that concept," Amador said.
"It is our hope that Congress will consider designating some lands in the Thompson Bill as Backcountry Recreation Areas so that off-highway vehicle recreationists and mountain bikers can enjoy continued access to those areas," Amador concludes.
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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible use of public and private lands, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. It represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide. 1-800-258-3742. www.sharetrails.org