Thank you Congressman Glenn Thompson
This year’s research will include a stop in Washington, DC for a meeting with the Forest Service per our Memo of Understanding. We try to get back and touch base with the Washington Office every two or three years. We find it enlightening as well as discouraging. Few people, even within the Forest Service, seem to realize the importance of camping to not only our national forests but also the health and well-being of the American people.
Maybe ten years ago we thought it might be good if we visited some of the “makers-and-shakers” on Capitol Hill. After knocking on about a half-dozen doors, one staffer remarked to us, “But no body cares about national forests.” What did he know since his office represented a state and district with no national forests? I tried to set him straight.
We haven’t been back to the Hill since that day, focusing our efforts more on the users of national forests.
Can I tell you how thrilled I was to come across this piece on the internet by Congressman Glenn Thompson. Maybe someone on the Hill is listening and does appreciate national forests. Well, I can hope.
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