Last Thursday at the BLM Phoenix Field Office Don Hood had the honor of attending a “farewell” party for Tom Bickauskas and presenting him with a plaque from ATR and AZOHVC for his many years of promoting OHV recreation within the BLM. Tom was a member of ATR in the 90’s and actually met his wife Karie at one of our club meetings. An engineer by trade he somehow wound up working for the BLM, where he had to forego his ATR membership to insure no conflict of interest, and literally wrote the BLM book on how to successfully manage OHV recreation.
Tom is stepping up in the BLM ranks and moving to Alaska but he will be missed in Arizona. Here a few pictures from the event.