Why Does this Web Site Exist?
Wild Wilderness has accumulated more than ample data to support our claim
that the “recreation fee demonstration program” is part of a larger agenda
being foisted upon the American public through a collaborative effort of
the “wise-use” movement, the recreation industry and sympathetic members
of Congress. The real objective of this effort is to “commercialize, privatize
and motorize” opportunities for recreation on federal public-lands.
What Wild Wilderness Aims to Accomplish With this Web
We shall provide journalists, environmental organizations, recreation
associations and other interested parties with easy access to the factual
basis upon which our “commercialize, privatize and motorize” claim is made.
Internet links shall be created to scores of supporting documents. Wild
Wilderness shall serve as a guide, pointing out issues and materials that
may be of specific interest to site visitors.
We shall draw attention to, and attempt to defeat, any legislative effort
designed to promote the “commercialization, privatization and motorization”
agenda. Senator Frank Murkowski’s “Recreation Super-Bill Initiative”,
although not yet introduced in the Senate, threatens to be a piece of extremely
We shall expose the American Recreation Coalition as this nation’s most
active and powerful recreation lobby acting specifically to promote the
“commercialization, privatization and motorization” agenda for the benefit
of its corporate members. Public attention shall be drawn to those companies
which support and finance this movement.
We shall encourage all Americans to lobby for increasing federal revenue
allocations to those agencies which provide recreational opportunities
on public-lands. Powerful leaders of Congressional Natural Resources Committees
have lead an effort to “starve” these agencies into accepting, as their
salvation, the “commercialize, privatize and motorize” agenda. This must
We shall encourage all Americans to take a more active role in protecting
our nation’s wild lands, our national parks, and other undeveloped recreational
opportunities from the concerted efforts of those now seeking to fully
“commercialize, privatize and motorize” these resources.
This document was prepared by
Wild Wilderness. To
learn more about ongoing industry-backed congressional efforts to
motorize, commercialize, and privatize America's public lands,
Scott Silver, Executive Director,
248 NW Wilmington Avenue, Bend OR 97701
Phone (541) 385-5261 E-mail: