Lessons for Citizen Advocates

There is much that goes into to being a strong citizen advocate. We have provided a series of lessons here for you so that you can be the most effective advocate possible. These are lessons that come from experienced and seasoned advocates that in many cases have learned them "the hard way". We have also provided links to advocacy groups that you may contact for assistance, and for reports and fact sheets to aid you in your efforts.

Get to Know the BLM and FS

Arm Yourself with the Facts

Make Use of FOIA

Get to Know Your Neighbors

Get to Know the Areas You Want to Protect

Be Persistent

Don't Burn Your Bridges

Don't Be Intimidated

Build Public Support