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“Preserving Our National Resources FOR the Public Instead of FROM the Public”
The BlueRibbon Coalition champions responsible use of public lands and waters for the benefit of all recreationists by educating and empowering its members to:
Secure, protect, and expand shared outdoor recreation access and use
Work collaboratively with natural resource managers and other recreationists
Educate the general public, media, elected officials, and other decision makers on recreation and access issues
Promote equitable and responsible natural resource management
Affect the political and administrative process
Support recreation on, and promote respect for, private property
Encourage appropriate enforcement of the law
Quiet Warrior Racing promotes a responsible trail and road ethic for both non-street legal and street legal motorized vehicles by offering quality recreation-oriented consulting services to its clients for the benefit of their customers, stakeholders, and the public good.
Don Amador is the owner of Quiet Warrior Racing, a recreation, land-use, and political consulting company. He is also a consultant to the BlueRibbon Coalition and serves as their western representative. Don has over 25 years in the field of recreation and land-use advocacy. Don served as a commissioner on the California Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission from 1994-2000. Don has also served on many recreation stakeholder groups and advisory committees. Don served on the USDA Region 5 Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (2009 – 2014). He has a BA from St. Mary’s College of California and belongs to the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals.
Don Amador serves as a Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition and is the President of Quiet Warrior Racing/Consulting.
Honors and Awards:
-BRC was instrumental in passing the legislation that authorized the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). This legislation is the most significant legislative accomplishment of the OHV community.
-Convinced 9th Circuit to reverse 20 year old rule that prevented nonfederal interests from responding to enviro lawsuits.
-Filed suit in response to “manage through total closure” agency mentality at Tellico (NC)
-Key role alongside partners in defending Yellowstone snowmobile access starting in 1997
-Filed lawsuit leading to the re-opening of Lake Powell to personal watercraft (UT & AZ)
-Lead litigant in “Roadless” area cases since 1999, including Idaho case that temporarily enjoined Clinton Roadless Rule
-Successfully appealed a “total closure” option of the Angelina National Forest in Texas and thwarted an identical effort on the Holly Springs National Forest in Mississippi
-Blocked anti-access settlement during key political transition from Clinton to Bush administrations (IL)