MN BHA Friends,
For those of you who don’t get the Outdoor News, the 12/7/12 issue (p. 5) included an update on MN BHA vice-chair Matt Norton (see attached: “MEP Names Matt Norton As New Campaign Director”). Then, in the 12/14/12 issue, Outdoor News editor Rob Drieslein had this to say about Matt:
“Glad to see, as reported in last week’s Outdoor News, that the Minnesota Environmental Partnership [MEP] has selected conservation and legal expert Matt Norton as the group’s new campaign director. We worked with Norton around here during his tenure as a staff attorney for the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy [MCEA]. If I had to pick one focused, unapologetic, taken-no-prisoners conservationist on the Minnesota scene, it’d be Matt Norton.”
“MEP, the state’s largest environmental coalition, works for clean energy, clean water, and investments in Minnesota’s outdoors through policy initiatives, public education, and community events. Former state senator … and DNR deputy commissioner Steve Morse serves as MEP’s executive director.
“Over the years, I haven’t agreed with every stance that MCEA or MEP has taken on issues, but I’m glad these environmental watchdogs exist. In the journalism business, life’s a lot more interesting with groups and people willing to mix it up for conservation. I’m looking forward to watching what Norton brings to the table during the 2013 legislative session.”
Wildlands and wildlife (& BHA) are extremely lucky to have the likes of Matt (and so many other committed hunter-conservationists) on our side.