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November 10, 2006
America Outdoors E-News
Help Us Achieve Record Attendance This Year
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||Hotel Rooms Nearly Sold Out for America Outdoors in Salt
Lake - Make Your Reservations Before the November 13th Cut-off
||America Outdoors' Marketing and Management Conference - Confluence
2006 looks like another blockbuster. We've already exceeded our original room
block at the City Center Hilton and added more rooms. But only a few rooms are
left. The cut-off date is November 13th, after which you may not get a room at
the Hilton or anywhere close for $85 a night. So book now if you lack lodging.
For lodging at the HIlton use this
If you have any trouble please give us a call at
It's still not too later to register:
||Program Additions: Surviving the Dreaded Deposition
||Along with the Essentials of an Employee
Handbook, Chris Yvars of the Rietz Law Firm will be presenting
Surviving the Dreaded Deposition as the second half of the Risk
Management Program on Friday afternoon. You'll learn what kind of documentation
is helpful and how to be prepared if the day ever comes that you are
Strategic Alliances: Managing and Co Marketing
Alliances.This program scheduled for Saturday morning is free and will also be
presented at 3:45 on Friday.
Merchant Statement to Confluence and See How AAMS Can Save You Money on
Credit Card Processing
||AAMS is the endorsed credit card processor for America
Outdoors and a great supporter of our industry and association. AAMS is also a
At this year's
Confluence, AAMS is offering you the opportunity to:
Stop by booth 421 at
the America Outdoors Confluence November 28 - December 2. Diann and Mary Ellen
will be there to answer all your questions. And
Be sure to join AAMS in
Salt Lake City for the Opening Social "Meet & Greet," the evening of
Tuesday, November 28th from 6:00 - 8:30.
- Join the AAMS program
and receive a $50 service credit.
- Add remote location
processing to your existing AAMS account.
- Upgrade your credit
card terminal and receive a $50 service credit.
- Learn more about
integrating an Online Reservation System with your AAMS merchant account and
how they can help you in the process.
- Compare your current
processing program to ours. We will be glad to show you the savings AAMS and
America Outdoors can offer. (Be sure to bring a recent merchant statement).
ABN AMRO Merchant Services,
||On the Drilling
||Outfitters in the Wyoming Range teamed with Trout
Unlimited to file an appeal of the BLM's denial of a protest regarding the
leasing of roughly 20,000 acres in the Range west of Pinedale. The basis for
the appeal lies in the BLM's failure to evaluate the potential impact of
leasing and development on the businesses (primarily recreation and tourism)
that rely on the Range, and consequently on the economic impact on communities
surrounding the Range. NEPA requires such an evaluation. The appeal also
highlighted the potential impact on sportsmen (primarily hunters and anglers)
and other recreating visitors and argued that circumstances have changed since
the creation of the 1990 forest plan, mandating the need for updated
environmental analysis (primarily impact on wildlife and on air quality) prior
No word yet from the IBLA
regarding the appeal, however, the group has learned that the high bidders of
the leases have intervened in the case and will file opposing arguments.
A coalition of conservation groups also protested the leasing and
filed an appeal of their denial by the BLM. In addition however, these groups
filed a request for a stay; asking that the BLM halt activity in the lease area
until the IBLA reaches a decision on the merits of the appeal. In September,
the IBLA granted the stay request, preventing the issuance of the leases and
indicating that they may indeed find cause to rule in favor of the
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