Great Outdoors Week Policy Forum

Please Join Us For

A Special Great Outdoors Week Listening Session on

The New America the Beautiful Pass and Proposed Recreation Advisory Committees


Great Outdoors Week's Recreation Policy Forum on Technology and Transportation

When: Wednesday, June 8, 2005

Time: American the Beautiful Pass Listening Session: 8:00 – 9:15 am
Recreation Policy Forum on Technology and Transportation: 9:30 – 11:15 am

Where: U.S. Department of the Interior
Room 5160 (Secretary’s Conference Room)
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

RSVP: or call (202) 682-9530 by noon on June 6

The Department of the Interior's Office of External Affairs and the USDA Forest Service invite recreation community leaders to a presentation on plans for implementation of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and a listening session on the America the Beautiful pass and Recreation Resource Advisory Committees (RRACs) authorized by the December 2004 legislation. Three options for RRACs will be presented for comments and comments sought on marketing and application of the new national pass, which will replace the Golden Eagle/Golden Age/Golden Access and National Park passes. Coffee and light breakfast offered.

The Recreation Policy Forum series offers recreation community leaders in-depth insight into key policy matters. For Great Outdoors Week 2005, the focus will be on two topics. First, we will examine use of new technologies to provide better, faster and more timely information to public lands visitors, including an exciting new Ranger in Your Pocket device being pioneered at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, downloadable maps of Idaho national forests with information on allowed routes and areas for OHVs and other activities and Adventure Crossing’s new information series. Second, we will highlight the recreation-related components of the new surface transportation policy act now before Congress – legislation that will greatly influence spending on recreational trails, scenic byways and public lands roads through FY 2009.

Seats are limited for these two important sessions and access to the Department of the Interior is greatly eased if you are on our approved entry list. Please e-mail ( to let us know whether you will join us for either or both sessions by 4 PM Monday.

This event is open to Recreation Exchange Subscribers, ARC members and guests.