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My Dream Coming True
In 2001, I wrote an op-ed entitled; I Have a Dream.   My dream back then was that someday all trail users would respect each other’s personal choice of recreational activity and work in a collaborative manner on important trail stewardship projects, travel planning, and forest health efforts. Shortly... Read more
DONSTRADAMUS’ Top Ten OHV Predictions For 2023
Editor’s Note: The Great Donstradamus has emerged from his cabin deep in an oak savanna located at a secret location in the Pacific Northwest with his OHV and resource management predictions for 2023.  He offers insights into key topics of the day such as Climate Change, E-Vehicles, DMV, OHV... Read more
New Outdoor Recreation Economic Report Shows Off-Road as Important Factor
Editor’s Note: Originally scheduled to be published back in 2018, this story missed it’s schedule, but we feel as if the content is still appropriate and timely, so we are publishing it now with some updated information. Quiet Warrior Racing or QWR (Editor’s Note: wait…what is QWR? Even I... Read more
CA Governor Newsom’s Ban of Gas Powered Vehicles Is Counterproductive
Editor’s Note: The following is a Special Report and opinion from ModernJeeper Don Amador. Fighting for our rights is nothing new for many of us that work in the field of recreation advocacy and/or resource management.  Over the last 7 months, we have experienced a plethora of executive orders... Read more
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