Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Promises about Recreation on The Obameter

Increase funding for national parks and forests

"Will repair the damage done to our national parks by inadequate funding and emphasize the protection and restoration of our National Forests."

Fund proposals to help fish and game survive climate change

Supports proposals "to devote billions of dollars annually to state game and fish agencies and federal land management agencies to help them ensure that fish and wildlife survive the impacts of climate change."

Expand access to places to hunt and fish

Will "support the Open Fields Incentives legislation that provides incentives to farmers and ranchers who voluntarily open their land to hunting, fishing and other wildlife-related activities."

Provide more funds to educate young hunters and anglers

"Will provide state game and fish agencies with additional resources and encouragement to reach out to young men and women to educate them about hunting and fishing opportunities, hunter safety, and the basic principles of fish and wildlife management."

Push for a college football playoff system

Will "throw his weight around" to lobby for a college football playoff system, which he said would only add three weeks to the season.

Will seek more accommodations of bicycles and pedestrians

Will "ensure that more Metropolitan Planning Organizations create policies to incentivize greater bicycle and pedestrian usage of roads and sidewalks."