PUBLIC LANDS ARE IMPORTANT TO EVERYONE
I would like to comment on President Brett’s column in the December/January issue.
Let me make it clear, I am an easterner, a native of northern Vermont where I still live and hope to die, just not too soon. However, I agree with Brett that the attempts to transfer public lands to the states or private entities is an issue we should all be concerned about and not just a western issue.
Chris Madson’s Circle of Chiefs column in the same issue is an example of why I find OU so valuable.
I have been a member of OWAA since 1985 and have attended the majority of the annual conferences including the most recent. They have all been valuable to me professionally and personally.
I gained enough material in Billings to write several columns about western issues and appreciate what the conference offered in the way of topics and speakers.
As for the makeup of the board, what’s the issue? Any one of us can run for a seat. We owe those who serve now and have served in the past for all the hard work they put in to make OWAA a great organization.
— Gary Moore, Bradford, Vermont
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