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The Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act (SOAR, S. 1665), introduced in May by Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) is the answer to streamlining convoluted federal permitting processes for recreation on our public lands. For guides and outfitters that lead trips into and across public lands, this bill would save headaches of paperwork and establish clear timelines for granting permits, giving them more time to wrangle the great outdoors instead of the bureaucracy. This bill would cut down on the duplicative and outdated permit application process and let us get out on our bikes, and our public lands, with more ease.

This Great Outdoors Month, we’re asking you to help move this important, bipartisan legislation by urging your U.S. senators to add their name as cosponsors.

We’ve made things easy by drafting a letter for you. Simply complete the form on this page and hit send — your letter will be delivered directly to your senator’s offices.