LAND USE/ACCESS WORKSHOPS AND HELP
May 2001, the BlueRibbon Coalition Board of Directors appointed me as the first (part time) BlueRibbon Ambassador. The name Ambassador was chosen because it represents what I will be doing -- a special delegate on a diplomatic mission. As of January 2002, I am a full time paid contractor with BRC.
I am available to assist clubs and individuals with land use, access and organizational development issues.
One of my main jobs will be to help clubs take advantage of the $50million in grant money sitting in the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). I conduct workshops, helping clubs in many states, and generally showing trail users how not to let this money go to waste. Click here for more on RTP.
My RTP efforts in particular, are sponsored. These folks deserve your business as they keep me in the land use and access game with their contributions to the BlueRibbon Coalition on my behalf.
Feel free to take advantage of these services.
WORKSHOPS: If you'd like help with local issues, access, land use, membership, getting involved, understanding bureaucracy, etc., I am able to put together a customized workshop for your group/club. Drawing on my articles and writing, combined with 18 years in the land use/access arena, you will find these sessions invaluable.
Naturally, BlueRibbon Coalition membership is encouraged but not mandatory. Sessions can be tailored to fit your event or meeting. Cost of a workshop is negotiable (travel assistance? Lodging?). Email if you have questions. NOTE: For now, we may not be able to fill all requests, but we'll sure try.
Here are some topics I can help you with online:
|Avoiding Burnout in Clubs and Groups|
|Building up a club or group.|
|Facilitation Help and Training|
|Getting involved with government (agencies).|
|Grant Money -- Getting money to fix up a trail or keep a trail open.|
|How to Get Involved in the Public Lands Process|
|Leadership Training and Volunteer Motivation|
|Meetings, conventions and workshops.|
|Recreational Trails Program grant money|
|Rig modifications and questions.|
|Understanding the anti-access radicals.|
|Where to look for answers about multiple use issues.|