Day: February 14, 2015
Jared Polis to serve on House Resources Committee
Public lands rally February 25 — Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.” ― Edward Abbey
Here’s the link to the website. Here’s an excerpt:
Rally with Colorado Sportsmen for Your Public Lands
What: Rally for Public Lands
When: 12:00PM Wednesday, Feb. 25th
Where: West Steps, Colorado State Capitol, Denver
Who: Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Trout Unlimited, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and Colorado Wildlife Federation
Why: Join your fellow Colorado sportsmen and women at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver to oppose transferring millions of acres of national public lands to the state. Sportsmen know that they will lose access and opportunity if lands owned by all Americans are transferred to individual states. Sportsmen need to speak up and say NO to a public lands transfer.
Join us at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25th, on the West steps of the State Capitol.
We’ll be hosting a reception at Stoney’s Bar & Grill immediately following the event. Join us for beers, gear giveaways and more.
For more information on the foolish, but growing efforts to wrest public lands away from public ownership, check out this report.
Cant make it, but still interested in helping? Tell your elected officials to stop the public land sell-off by signing the Sportsman’s Pledge here.
Help keep our public lands public, Join Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Today!
For More information call: 406-370-4325