I received an email this week from a Friend of the Park Rag. He forwarded news that Wasatch Backcountry Alliance was now supporting the Mountain Accord. I guess the old motto of “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” still holds true.
A couple of thoughts come to mind:
- I wonder if anyone is still out there opposing the Accord?
- This has been a good education on how things work… If you can just get something passed, even outspoken critics will join you. Why? Because it will seem they have no choice.
That’s not entirely fair. Sometimes, by staying part of the process, you can still elicit the change you want. That said, by staying part of the process you are also putting your name behind the endeavor.
Here is the group’s reasoning (which I must say is well thought out, as usual).
h/t to the friend who sent this in