Dear AMPL community,
It’s hard to explain the feeling of relief that I’m sure you are sharing with me after Tuesday's WPLI outcome. As you know, we embarked on this journey two years ago with the primary objective of making sure the mechanized and motorized recreation community had a voice with respect to responsible recreation on our public lands. Tuesday's decision by the Teton County Board of County Commissioners voting 5-0 against a proposal which would have resulted in a loss of over 30% of the limited public lands open to us shows that you were heard and that you are a valued member of the community.
I’m also really proud of the fact that once again we were respectful of differing opinions in a setting where we clearly outnumbered the opposition 5-1. I think that in itself speaks volumes for mountain bikers, snowmobilers and dirt bikers. All AMPL asks of you in return is to continue to be good stewards of the land for ours and future generations!
Advocates for Multi-Use of Public Lands
Advocates for Multi-Use of Public Lands (AMPL) is an organization made up of passionate recreationists. Our focus includes the organization of public support and the creation of a unified voice to maintain and protect broad access to our public lands for motorized as well as non-motorized recreational uses in a cooperative and cohabitant manner. We believe in the co-existence of recreation and conservation for all.
AMPL's near term efforts are focused in the counties of Teton, Lincoln and Sublette in Wyoming and Teton and Bonneville counties in Idaho.
Advocate for a multiple recreational use designation of Palisades and Shoal Creek areas in Teton and surrounding counties' WPLI process.
educate the community on the importance of the Palisades and Shoal Creek areas to our multi-use motorized and non-motorized recreational user groups.
Oppose new Wilderness designations in our area, especially Teton County where 82% of public land is off limits to winterized motorsports and over 99% of public land is off limits to summer motorized use.
Work with our partners to support the responsible recreational use of public lands and work in concert with conservationists, federal agencies, and local stakeholders to steward public lands for the benefit of the public.
Submit a Public Comment
The number one thing you can do to support access to motorized and mechanized recreational uses on the public lands in our region is submit a comment to our County Commissioners. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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