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This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn
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This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn

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. For questions, comments and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. With no post last week, this review is a two-week doubleheader. Sally Jewell Gets […]

Why You Should Be Concerned About Fracking
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Why You Should Be Concerned About Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the hot button issue of 2013. However, fracking practices have riddled the planes region of the United States for decades. While there are several pros to this controversial process, including a reduced cost of oil in the United States, as well as an increasing ability […]

Best Majors for Outdoor Industry Jobs
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Best Majors for Outdoor Industry Jobs

Everyone is told to chase their passions and follow their dreams, but the unfortunate reality is that very few companies are hiring for space cowboys, especially if you have no experience. Many dream jobs are little more than actual dreams but thankfully, some get pretty close. From product design to […]

Outdoor Youth: Q/A With Julie Judkins of ATC
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Outdoor Youth: Q/A With Julie Judkins of ATC

From 2006 to 2008, outdoor participation among the youngest of Americans, plummeted. Although these numbers are starting to see a reversal, thanks in large part to efforts by awesome non-profits across the country, simply put, the younger generation doesn’t get near the outside-time that their older predecessors did. Out of […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. On Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. For questions, comments and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. The Sequester Cuts Deep, Forcing National Parks to Scrape By We knew the Sequester […]

Salmon are Disappearing in BC Rivers [Film]
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Salmon are Disappearing in BC Rivers [Film]

What do prairie dogs, wild bees and Sockeye Salmon have in common? Answer: they’re what is considered a keystone species, vital for the local ecosystem. A keystone species is removed, the entire ecosystem is threatened by collapse. Think of plankton – remove plankton and there goes your whales, coral, seahorses, […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn
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This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. On Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. For questions, comments, and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. Sally Jewell Sends Confirmation Hearing (5.10 R) Yesterday morning, President Obama’s nomination for Secretary […]

The Fight to Save Europe’s Bee Population
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The Fight to Save Europe’s Bee Population

On Thursday, Jan. 31, the European Union’s commissioner for health and public policy, Tonio Borg, proposed a measure aimed at protecting European bees.

6 U.S. Presidents Who Helped the Environment the Most (and 2 Who Did Their Best to Ruin It)
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6 U.S. Presidents Who Helped the Environment the Most (and 2 Who Did Their Best to Ruin It)

When it comes to earth-friendly causes, our country’s 44 commanders-in-chief have been a mixed bag. Some have spearheaded revolutionary pieces of green legislation,

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. Each Friday (when available) he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. For questions, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. Sally Jewell Nominated for Secretary of Interior Much has been made of the fact that Sally doesn’t […]