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The most majestic unprotected area in the West

2015-01-14 / Outdoor Alliance


“The Boulder-White Clouds is a spectacular landscape with outstanding recreational opportunities. It offers high alpine, big, backcountry mo...

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Proposed Protection for the Frontcountry in California

2014-09-26 / Tom Flynn

We all dream of the far away trips, but for most of us, the everyday chance to get outside often matters more. Frontcountry areas, which offer close-to-home natural settings and outdoor experiences, are vital for these day to day activities, and are often under protected.

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Growing Recreation Support for Boulder-White Clouds

2014-06-02 / Tom Flynn

The Conservation Alliance, the Adventure Cycling Association and the American Alpine Club joined Outdoor Alliance in support...

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Hearing on Impediments to Public Recreation on Public Lands

2013-05-07 / Tom Flynn

This morning, the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation held a hearing titled “Impediments to Public Recreation on Public Lands.” This Subcommittee is an important part of the House Natural Resources Committee, is chaired by Congressman Rob Bisho...

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Outdoor Alliance Testifies Before Congress

2013-04-18 / Tom Flynn

Every year, Congress works on laws that fund the operations of the federal government, including agencies like the Forest Service and the National Park Service. As we have before, Outdoor Alliance was invited to testify before the House Interior and Environment Appropriations S...

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Outdoor Alliance Supports 4 Bills in House and Senate

2013-03-28 / Tom Flynn

Yesterday, Outdoor Alliance submitted letters supporting four promising pieces of legislation in the House and Senate. We thanked the sponsors and co-sponsors for their work on three subjects we have long supported: the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Federal Lands Transa...

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Two Smart Renewable Energy Bills Proposed

2012-07-16 / Tom Flynn

Two new bills before Congress lay out a conservative, balanced approach to renewable energy development on our public lands. Wind and solar energy are great ways to meet our energy needs, but like all energy development, renewable energy projects have impacts on the landscape. W...

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Outdoor Alliance Attends White House Conference on Conservation

2012-03-06 / Tom Flynn

It’s not every day a national director of a major land management agency says, “We want to hear what you have to say. Notetakers are stranding by, and the mic is open.”» read full article

Outdoor Alliance and a coalition of major groups comment on the Proposed Action for Washington's Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

2011-09-30 / Tom Flynn

On September 28, Outdoor Alliance partnered with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, the Mountaineers, El Sendero Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Club, Washington Trails Association and the Pacific Northwest office of the Wilderness Society to provide comments on the Proposed Action...

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Outdoor Alliance praises new Travel Management Plan for Colorado's White River National Forest

2011-07-12 / Tom Flynn


The human-powered recreation community recently enjoyed a refreshing bit of good news from the heart of the Colorado Rockies, where a new Forest Service decision preserves high quality, four-season recreation access. 

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Outdoor Alliance provides testimony on funding needs for agencies managing public lands

2009-04-28 / Greg Miller

Today Gregory Miller, President of the American Hiking Society and Vice Chairman of the Outdoor Alliance delivered testimony before the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies with budget recommendations for the Forest Servi...

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