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This Week in Outdoor Policy – June 21st
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This Week in Outdoor Policy – June 21st

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. Most Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news tips and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. Mountain Biking Approved on New Section of the Continental Divide Trail Great, unexpected […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy – June 14th
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This Week in Outdoor Policy – June 14th

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. Most Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news tips and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net.   Paddlers Plead for Access in National Parks Did you know that paddling […]

The Cardboard Bike: A Transportation Super Star
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The Cardboard Bike: A Transportation Super Star

Izhar Gafni from Israel’s northern coast spent the last four years creating what many said was impossible- a cardboard bike. But the determined inventor did just that, and his eco friendly, waterproof and affordable bike made its debut in 2012, ushering in what many feel will be a transportation renaissance […]

Peer Pressure: How to Motivate Your Friends to Be Outdoorsy with Social Media
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Peer Pressure: How to Motivate Your Friends to Be Outdoorsy with Social Media

We’ve all got ‘em, those friends who would rather sit inside their dark, dungeon of a house, eat Ramen Noodles, and watch Game of Thrones while the sun is shining outside and the weather is sweet (Yep, G.O.T and Bob Marley reference in one sentence… I win). We love these […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy – June 7th
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This Week in Outdoor Policy – June 7th

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. Most Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news tips and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. States Still Trying to Stick It to the Feds… The land-grab battle between […]

Study Breaks and Positive Learning Environments
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Study Breaks and Positive Learning Environments

It seems to happen every year. I start to get into the swing of things, keeping up with my homework and going to class (nearly) everyday, and suddenly the seasons change and next thing I know, finals are blindsiding me with 12 page reports and novel-length study guides. The anxiety […]

Festival for Water, June 9th
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Festival for Water, June 9th

What’s the most important thing to remember when you go outdoors?  A GPS?  Colorful ultra light wool socks?  A hand carved walking stick?  Useful, maybe (and a handcarved walking stick?  Talk about street cred)…but definitely not nearly as important to life in general as say…water.  Water!  The elixir of life, […]

National Trails Day
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National Trails Day

It’s always a good idea to get out into nature, and this Saturday you don’t really have an excuse not to. June 1st is, according to American Hiking Society (and they’re pretty serious about this), National Trails Day. Therefore, everyone and the people they know are required to lace up […]

Professional Skills from Not-So Professional Activities
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Professional Skills from Not-So Professional Activities

So there you are, sitting in an interview for that sweet job that you really (think at least) want.  You’re wearing business professional and wielding those crisp, fresh resumes in your portfolio.  You have a college degree; you have (at least most of) the qualifications that the job description demanded.  […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. Most Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news tips and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. Sierra Club Sues Over Mountain Bike Park Late last week, the Sierra Club […]