Director of Public Lands and Recreation with Back Country Horsemen of America
Randy Rasmussen has been Director or Public Lands & Recreation for Back Country Horsemen of America since 2012. He holds a masters’ degree in Natural Resources, Recreation & Tourism (Colorado State Univ., 1997). Since 1999, Randy served as field representative and recreation policy specialist for national conservation groups including The Wilderness Society and American Hiking Society. He forged partnerships with diverse allies and coordinated the conservation community’s response to recreation and “travel management” plans undertaken by the BLM and U.S. Forest Service. Randy has applied his knowledge of policy, grassroots organizing, science and economics in the protection of wildlands and quiet recreation. He was a Forest Service wilderness ranger and a volunteer river ranger for the BLM in Colorado. Randy is a founding board member of Trailkeepers of Oregon and was appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to represents dispersed recreation for the Oregon Coast Range Provincial Advisory Committee.