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[pics] How to Win More Access with Our Jeeping on a Teeter Totter (Part 3)
Part 3 of a special 3-part series in landuse and environmental science providing a greater understanding of how these cannot be separated if we want to save trails and keep our motorized recreation sports alive and well.  The Editors  Environmental Science, Part 3; Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) A crucial thing... Read more
[pics] If a Tree Falls in the Forest…? (Part 2)
Part 2 of a special 3-part series in landuse and environmental science providing a greater understanding of how these cannot be separated if we want to save trails and keep our motorized recreation sports alive and well. The Editors Environmental Science, Part 2: Cumulative Impacts As we discussed in... Read more
[pics] Who Invented the Ecosystem and Why Care? (Part 1)
Part 1 of a special 3-part series in landuse and environmental science providing a greater understanding of how these cannot be separated if we want to save trails and keep our motorized recreation sports alive and well. The Editors Environmental Science, Part 1; Ecosystem Management To be an effective... Read more
Update!  Oceano Dunes — Pismo — A Tale of Two Parks
Special to ModernJeeper by Amy Granat of the California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA) with some history and facts about the politically motivated attacks against this great recreation area.  All of us at ModernJeeper believe firmly that our battles for access for motorized recreation must be from a united voice;... Read more
Don’t Be Afraid! Give that Speech; Save that Trail
PUBLIC SPEAKING MADE EASY AND FEARLESS Having to give a speech in public is a scary thought to most people. In fact, recent polls by ModernJeeper and landuse advocacy groups rank public speaking as the number one fear for volunteers. But as leaders of volunteers, access advocates, or club... Read more
[pics] Reno 911 and Cops on Our Trails?
Law Enforcement is an Essential Tool in Today’s Motorized World Every Modern Jeeper knows we must have rules to keep order and balance on our freeways as we do on our trails. It is just the way things are in this busy world. But do we need cops on... Read more
Revealed!  6 Secret Tips for Sitting at the Land Use Table
USUALLY OUT-NUMBERED AND ALWAYS UNDER THE LIGHTS What’s it like at the land use table? Sitting there under the hot lights of the meeting room, “Joe the Wheeler” perspired while gritting his teeth and tapping his booted foot. He was frustrated.   As a club delegate he had volunteered... Read more
5-Step Formula for Organizational Membership Building — A Recipe for Success!
Building Membership in Associations and Clubs/Groups The strength and future of our favorite modes of off-pavement recreation are going to rely on organized clubs and groups. That is not to say that individuals (non-joiners) cannot make a difference; the individual is what this country is all about. But it... 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
[pics] It’s Time! Step Up and Lead Volunteers
Inspire, Motivate, Facilitate – and Organize In our Jeeping, volunteer world there’s a trick to leading volunteers. We do not wear rank and cannot scream orders like we’re in the military.  We need to learn to be more nurturing and coaching, while still getting things done.  Here’s some magical... Read more