Ashley Korenblat

Managing Director

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Ashley Korenblat is a founding Managing Director for Public Land Solutions, a non-profit recreation economy consultant that works from the bottom up directly with communities transitioning away from fossil fuel extraction, and from the top down, on public land legislation and policies that affect this transition, such as oil and gas leasing and land management planning.

Ashley’s involvement with public land began when she served as President of Merlin Metalworks, a bicycle manufacturing company in Cambridge, MA. During that time she became chair of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and worked with the organization to establish MOUs with federal, state, and local land managers.

Ashley has spent the last 15 years at Western Spirit Cycling, an outfitter based in Moab, Utah who runs multi-day trips throughout the US, and is one of the largest holders of recreational permits on the public lands system. Ashley was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2003. She was appointed to the Utah BLM Resource Advisory Council for two terms, as well as the Outdoor Recreation Economic Ecosystem Taskforce created by Utah Governor Jon Huntsman. Ashley created IMBA’s Public Lands Initiative and has testified before Congress on the recreation economy. She recently served on The Western Governor’s Association’s Get Out West Committee.

Jason Keith

Managing Director

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Jason Keith is a founding Managing Director for Public Land Solutions. A longtime resident of Moab, Utah, Jason is an attorney, a 20+ year veteran as the Access Fund’s national policy director, Senior Policy Advisor for the American Mountain Guides Association, and current owner of Jason Keith Consulting, LLC, a government relations firm catering to mid-size non-profit/public interest organizations with a need for Federal and State level representation on a variety of policy issues affecting public lands. Jason has negotiated national agreements with US Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management, submitted Congressional testimony on public lands legislation, founded and represented non-profits on federal agency rule making, and submitted dozens of NEPA comments letters concerning public land management proposals around the country.

With almost two decades of experience developing and maintaining contacts with Congressional offices and land managers in Washington, DC and around the country, Jason has also worked with an established network of non-profit organizations in the recreation, conservation, and outdoor industry communities and lobbied both Federal and State legislators in support of conservation and recreational access to public lands.

Eric Melson

Outdoor Project Director

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Eric Melson grew up exploring the rocky mountains of Colorado where he developed a strong connection with rural places, wild country, and outdoor recreation of all kinds. He has a history of grassroots organizing, policy and campaigning alongside people from all walks of life and on both sides of the aisle. Eric was part of the successful 2020 ballot initiative to legalize, regulate and tax cannabis in Montana and helped direct tax proceeds to protect and enhance Montana’s trails, fisheries and conservation programs. He owns and operates a small mountain bike coaching and guiding company and has been a lobbyist and consultant for several diverse NGOs and clients. Eric earned a Natural Resource Management degree from the Colorado State University. He currently lives in Missoula, MT with his wife and old black lab, Pogi.