On Friday October 28, 2011, El Dorado County Supervisor sponsored a workshop to help outdoor enthusiasts understand the political format to get their voices heard when the U. S. Forest Service or other Government Agency proposes to enact new regulations or Projects that will impact the rights of users of the Public or Private lands.
The one day workshop was presented by Fred Kelly Grant’s organization - Trademark America. “Trademark America is available, for a minimal fee, to conduct coordination classes in your area, to review ordinances, advise strategy plans, and facilitate coordination with local government agencies.
Trademark America can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org . I recommend all prospecting and mining groups and clubs become familiar with this “Legal Political Process” to begin COORDINATION with your County Supervisors or other local governmental group to get more involved. The coordination process can only be done through a governmental agency, as it is a government to government process.
Your group must convince your local government to initiate the coordination process, but this should be rather easy to do, if your group has some articulate spokes person(s) that can explain the dire effects of a proposed project. This is a valuable tool we must begin to use to make our voices heard and to protect our rights from being usurped by governmental agencies such as the U.S Forest Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Fish and Game, and other Federal and State agencies.
Please contact Trademark America as soon as possible and see what they have to offer. You can also contact Gary Goldberg, Director of Public Relations for Public Lands for the People at public.relations@
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