This thread is a central place to watch advocacy issues, in particular land use issues, for the greater Rocky Mountain region. With all the hubbub, I started thinking about what the most effective way to use the (great) community that we have here is- obviously, advrider has no place in an advocacy role, but all of it's members may or may not depending on their inclination. Here's some ideas that I have, for how a group with large numbers (like we are these days) and reasonable funding (very few of us are starving) and, apparently, a reasonable amount of spare time on our hands (as evidenced by our presence here) could make a positive difference. Here's some ideas I came up with- if you have more, please post them. 1) Join existing groups. All of these groups have proven not only their good intentions but also their effectiveness. Blueribbon Coalition COHVCO USA-ALL AMA Any others? I'll put them in this first post if you've got 'em... 2) Get a number of us subscribed to all relevant "action alert" email lists for the groups above, so that when a need arises, we can make sure that someone gets it posted here for people to learn about and take whatever action they deem appropriate. 3) Eventually, organize some volunteer days, whether they are cleanup, trail construction, mapping, whatever. This comes later. 4) What else? There's gotta be more... We all love our riding, and I think most of us are willing to do our part in trying to keep it available. Since some of the other threads have turned so contentious, which is healthy but makes it difficult to wade through to the actual material, my vote is that we use this thread to post information as it comes along, not to debate the merits of a particular action or law. We should debate all that, but let's do it in seperate, timely threads, and keep this one as the master. The parallel is with 309's craigslist thread, which keeps popping up as the good deals come through, but isn't really the place to decide which bike to buy. Does that seem like a good approach to everyone? I don't want to be a third world dictator here (), I just want to make a good system for working on this stuff.