BHA Vice-Chair Matt Norton, Named Campaign Director of MEP

MN BHA Friends,


Norton-Matt-MEP-ODN-7Dec12For 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.”[1]

“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.”[2]


Wildlands and wildlife (& BHA) are extremely lucky to have the likes of Matt (and so many other committed hunter-conservationists) on our side.

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