Feb 10, 2010

Save Camp Loll!

Camp Loll is the best place on this planet- and it needs our help!
see here:

this is the letter that Jodi wrote for us that we are mailing to the Park Superintendent and also to our Senators


We have recently been informed that due to a lawsuit driven by the Sierra Club, non-profit groups are required to obtain Commercial Use Authorization permits. As alumni of BSA Camp Loll staff, we recognize that certain aspects of this proposal will destroy Camp Loll’s ability to utilize Yellowstone.

During the four years we worked at Camp Loll, we were able to see the positive impact and enriching experience access to Yellowstone provided to thousands of young boys, leaders, and camp staff members. As a staff, we learned to love and respect the wilderness around us, and were trained to properly protect and defend the treasures we had to utilize. As a result, we were able to share our knowledge, passions, and experiences with the many Boy Scouts that came to Camp Loll. From Union Falls and Scout Pool, to Terraced Falls and Bechler Canyon, Boy Scouts have been able to be immersed in a wilderness like none other in a safe and organized setting. These young people have a right to witness the beauties of their great nation, and only by exercising that right will they be able to accept the responsibilities of wilderness protection, and gain a desire to preserve what is all of ours. We have personally seen these experiences change and impact countless lives for the better. For many of the boys who attend Camp Loll, it is the only time in their youth they have the opportunity to visit Yellowstone. We want them to have fond memories of the park that will motivate them to return and encourage future generations to love nature as they were able to. What a tragedy it would be to lose this.

Yellowstone needs the Boy Scouts, and the Boy Scouts need Yellowstone. With limited access to the park, thousands of boys will miss the opportunity to embrace the wilderness, and our national parks will be left with fewer citizens who desire to preserve the irreplaceable beauties.


Taylor D. Sparks

Jodi H. Sparks

I encourage anybody else out there who loves Camp Loll to write emails and letters to the following:

Superintendent Suzanne Lewis:

P. O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming 82190

Judy M. Jennings
Chief, Concessions Management Division
P. O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming 82190

Below is the Congressional Delegation from Utah. If you are from another state, please write your own congressmen. By using your computer you can access their addresses and all can access e-mail and other communications links to their senators and representatives.

Senator Orrin Hatch:
Washington DC Office
104 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-5251
Fax: (202) 224-6331

Senator Bob Bennett:
431 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510-4403
Phone: (202) 224-5444

Representatives Rob Bishop:
Washington office:
123 Cannon Building
Washington, DC 20515
ph: 202-225-0453fax: 202-225-5857

Representative Jim Matheson:
2434 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone - (202) 225-3011 Fax - (202) 225-5638

Representative Jason Chaffetz:
Washington, DC Office
1032 Longworth HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7751Fax: (202) 225-5629

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