AORE Association News February 2015

February 2015 ASSOCIATION NEWS The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education www.aore.org WHAT’S INSIDE Board of Directors + Committee Chairs .................................................. 2 From the President ............................................................................... 4 From the Executive Director .................................................................. 5 From the National Office ....................................................................... 6 MOU Partner Corner ............................................................................. 7 The mission of AORE is to provide opportunities for professionals and students in the field of outdoor recreation and education to exchange information, promote the preservation and conservation of the natural environment, and address issues common to college, university, community, military and other not-for-profit outdoor recreation and education programs. Get on the Bus! ..................................................................................... 8 Congress Enacts Significant New Public Lands Protections ...................... 9 Bacon is Not a Food Group .................................................................. 10 Environmental Stewardship Committee Report ................................... 13 A Celebration of Life............................................................................ 15 An Interview with Fletcher Holst ......................................................... 16 The Cuba Connection .......................................................................... 17 Members in Motion ............................................................................ 23 Vendor Member Spotlights ................................................................. 24 National Office 1100 North Main Suite 111 Ann Arbor, MI 48104 P: 810-299-2782 F: 810-299-3436 nationaloffice@aore.org www.aore.org Photo Submission by AJ Heil University of Wisconsin– La Crosse Southwest Expedition! 1