With outdoor recreation participation growing, there are many opportunities to improve how public lands are managed. CAMTB’s federal advocacy partner, Outdoor Alliance, has been working for years to develop and pass a Federal recreation policy package to improve outdoor recreation on public lands and waters. Now, the Senate and House each have complementary packages of outdoor recreation policy: America’s Outdoor […]
More Opportunity for Californians to Access California State Parks Last fall, Gov. Newsom signed AB 1150: Parks and Recreation Omnibus into law. This was top-priority legislation for the coalition, as it made the outdoors, and CA State Parks in particular, more accessible to all. AB1150 expands the eligibility of the Golden Bear Pass. This existing state program provides free access […]
70+ Park Supporters Work the Halls in Sacramento for CA State Parks Originally Published: May 23, 2023 by CA State Parks Foundation [More Info] On May 16, 2023, California State Parks Foundation hosted the 21st annual Park Advocacy Day. Nearly eighty park advocates, including members of CAMTB’s Legislative and Government Affairs Team, traveled to Sacramento to express their support for […]
In late April, Michael Anzalone, CAMTB Executive Director, and Steve Messer, Board President of CAMTB took part in a Recreation Roundtable with the California Natural Resources Agency, Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, US Forest Service, and Sierra Nevada Conservancy. Organized by our partners at Outdoor Alliance, the two-day meeting gave the CNRA leadership the opportunity to learn more about the SBTS’ […]
California State Parks has quietly begun the process of updating the California Recreational Trails Plan. They began seeking public input through the first of a series of meetings last month. They’re asking the public to take a survey asking what you think of the goals of the Recreational Trails Plan (see slides below), and whether you have any recommended additions […]
In June 2022, the California Mountain Biking Coalition (CAMTB) commissioned an advocacy report and accompanying work plan for engaging the staff and leadership of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Region 5 lands located in California. To commence the project CAMTB’s Legislative and Governmental Affairs Advisor, Bill Keene, conducted one-on-one interviews with representatives from its trail partner community who have direct […]
In March 2021, California In March 2021, California Mountain Biking Coalition (CAMTB) commissioned a statewide advocacy report and work plan to inform its engagement with CA State Parks for the coming years.