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LAND USE: The San Rafael Swindle: 7 Things We’ve Learned 5 Years After Passage of Dingell Act
Editor’s Note: A special edition and excerpt from our friends at the Blue Ribbon Coalition! Recently, anti-access wilderness groups celebrated the five year anniversary of the passage of the Dingell Act. This law was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 12, 2019. In Utah this law... Read more
A Day To Celebrate An Oceano Dunes WIN!
The American Sand Association(ASA) is proud to share extremely positive news that DUNERS have won an important legal case in the fight to keep the Oceano Dunes open to OHV and camping! The ASA, in cooperation with a number of other OHV groups, worked very hard for this result.... Read more
Egos and Personalities May Be Our Downfall
They Are Killing Our Access! Is your club ticked off at a neighboring club?  Are you drifting away from your club because of the behavior of a few folks?  Do you find yourself attending fewer club/group meetings these days?  Do you feel like your opinion does not count? Are... Read more
Be A Good Sport: Tread Lightly
The nation (and world) continues to bounce back from the from the pandemic. A sure sign of that can be found in the large crowds that visit our parks, national forests and other public lands. While it’s nice to see so many people enjoying the outdoors, there is greater... Read more
7 Goodies About Government Good to Know
How to Win with Bureaucrats and Politicians Effectively EDITOR’S NOTE: This article plays into upcoming legislation and real issues that we need to pay attention to (see The Repair Act), which we will discuss in later articles. Our Jeeping lifestyle depends on government – land managers, federal bureaucrats, agency... Read more
The True Story of the Nibblers
A Sad Commentary on California Land Use Groups and Efforts The “nibblers” are after your freedoms. Like a squirrel, they want to nibble away at everything you hold precious – from guns, access, how your kids are educated, what bible you follow, how you recreate, and more. “They” have... Read more
2023 Landuse and Access Outlook
For Better or For Worse; We’re Still Jeepers! Where will we be wheeling and exploring this new year? After all, we are all jeepers who want to explore, four-wheel, and just get outside.  But, what effect will our recent history have on our access to public lands? Allow me... Read more
Are Turf Battles and Conflict Going to Kill Our Jeeping?
6 Tips on How to Manage Conflict (Updated article from ModernJeeper Feb. 2020) Ever since the upside-down world of 2020, the author has noticed a hefty jump in club and group conflict in our Jeeping world. Of course, human conflict is unavoidable when you gather people who are passionate... Read more
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