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Carnegie SVRA Reprieve by Governor Newsom
Woke Newsom Veto of Carnegie Bill Op Ed by Don Amador Late in the evening on October 11, 2019, off-road enthusiasts felt an 8.5 magnitude “political” earthquake when California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed Senator Ken Glazer’s “let’s sell off Carnegie SVRA”  legislation (AB 1086). As a 30 year veteran... Read more
The Real Treasure? The People of the Rubicon Trail
Special to ModernJeeper by our friend and contributor, Don Amador who just completed driving a Metalcloak Jeep over the Rubicon Trail with a serious, political OHV tour. The Editors RUBICON TRAIL PEOPLE AND SUCCESSES HIGHLIGHTED BY INTER-AGENCY TOUR The Rubicon Trail may be the best example of how diverse... Read more
Off-Roaders Applaud Interior Order to Enhance Recreation on Public Lands
ModernJeeper is proud to have Don Amador in our contributing and supporting staff of writers.  Don’s credentials are unsurpassed in the land use and access world, and here he gives us his take on this exiting news about public lands. The Editors PROVIDE RECREATION BEFORE SELLING OFF PUBLIC LANDS?... Read more
Warning! Wildfire on Public Lands is Our Future
JOINT CALIFORNIA COMMISSIONS MEETING PREDICTS A FIERY FUTURE It is a not a pretty picture for California’s landscape as large wildfires continue to consume our resources and destroy our homes — and worse. Here is my report representing ModernJeeper from this historic meeting. CA State Parks Director, Lisa Mangat,... Read more
Jeeps and Full Size “Off-Road” Left Out of New Fed Report?
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF OFF-ROAD IN GENERAL SEEMS LACKING On September 20, 2018, the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released updated data that shows the outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.2 percent ($412 billion) of current-dollar Gross Domestic... Read more
Warning! Post Wildfire Traumatic Stress Disorder is Real
Note: ModernJeepers should take heed of this valuable insight from Don Amador into the aftermath of devastating wildfires.  Our access back into these burned-out and devastated areas can wait until we get the “all clear” sign. The Editors With post-fire assessments underway on the Mendocino Complex and Carr Fires... Read more
Call to Action:  Help Us Save Wildfire-Destroyed Jeepin’ Trails
SPECIAL REPORT All of us at ModernJeeper are worried that many of our OHV and Jeeping trails will be lost forever to the rage of wildfires affecting the West. But we can fix it… Join us in helping to recover and repair our trails lost to the raging infernos... Read more
The “Strategic Trail Force” wants YOU!
JOIN THE STRATEGIC TRAIL FORCE to PRESERVE OUR OHV HERITAGE The 4th of July/Independence Day Holiday is when millions of Americans celebrate their freedom, history, and traditions. One of our cherished pastimes is using off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to recreate on public and private lands with family and friends. Since... Read more
Non-Motorized Trails Need Love Too
A recent trip to the Pacific Northwest to hike and observe non-motorized travel management prescriptions reminded the ModernJeeper that off-route travel including shortcuts on trails with switchbacks can present land managers with significant challenges. Non-motorized travel management becomes even more acute at popular federally designated sites such as National... Read more
Diverse Partners Ensure Success of CA OSV Program
Special from Don Amador, Quiet Warrior Racing Blog (QWR) and Land Use Advocate QWR truly believe that Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) recreation continues to be an important element of winter-based recreational opportunities in the mountains of California. That concept was reinforced this week after a tour of the Little... Read more