Don Amador, president of QWR, just received his confirmation from the House that he will testify before the House Subcommittee on Wednesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. The focus of the hearing is in regards to Recreational Opportunities (or lack thereof) on Public lands. This will be Don's first trip as QWR owner to Washington DC to testify at a Congressional Hearing. Don will also be representing BRC at the hearing.
Info on June 22 Hearing – It will have live video
Amador will question the BLM’s decision-making process associated with the ongoing landscape level functional closure of the 75,000-acre Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA) to all user groups on May 1, 2008. This unit is managed by the Hollister Field Office (HFO) and is located in Fresno and San Benito Counties in the Central Coast Mountain Range of California.
Amador expects to include in his testimony information from the new OHMVR Health Study, comments from previous public input, San Benito County, motorcycle riders, and other stakeholders.
Amador will also be ready to field questions from House Members regarding travel management.
QWR believes that land management decisions should be made on good science and not based on the personal or political agendas of unelected government officials.
The entire witnesses list below:
Mr. Russ Ehnes
National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council
Mr. Scott Jones
Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition
Mr. Dick Lepley
Pennsylvania Off-Highway Vehicle Association
Ms. Karen Umphress
Coalition of Recreational Trails Users
Minnesota Motorized Trail Coalition
Mr. Don Amador
Blue Ribbon Coalition
Mr. Tom Crimmins
Professionals for Managed Recreation
Mr. Sutton Bacon
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Mr. Jim Akenson
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers