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Outdoor recreation groups meet with Bush team

By Derrick Crandall, American Recreation Coalition

Nearly 30 key representatives of the recreation community met for two hours recently with four key Bush-Cheney Transition Team coordinators. The meeting was the first held by the Interior and Agriculture coordinators with outside interests and was successful from both our standpoint and the Transition team's. I want to congratulate all of the ARC member representatives who took part for raising important substantive issues well, and for delivering a great deal of information in a very short time.

The Transition team responded well to a number of the messages we offered, from revival of Take Pride in America to re-emphasizing the importance of visitor access to federally-managed lands, from building upon last year's Land and Water Conservation Fund successes to better coordination of all federal assistance programs. They also underscored interest in upcoming meetings and events.

Outdoor Recreation: a positive force across America:

Benefits of outdoor recreation include:


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