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Breaking!  Don Amador Receives Federal Appointment
MODERNJEEPER CONTRIBUTOR AND SUPPORTER DON AMADOR APPOINTED TO CALIFORNIA RAC Noted advocate and ModernJeeper contributor Don Amador was appointed to the Central California Resource Advisory Council (RAC) on February 28, 2019 by Acting Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt.     Don will serve a 3-year term representing off-highway... Read more
Seriously?  Oddball Ways to Close Public Lands
LET’S PUT COMMON SENSE BACK INTO PUBLIC LAND MANAGEMENT We are sick of the continuous attempts to close public lands for every reason imaginable, from hairballs to headaches. Enough is enough. Let’s stop this madness and put some common sense back into public lands management – keeping public lands... Read more
Let’s Win the War on Access — Here’s How
SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR WINNING THE WAR ON OUR ACCESS Let there be no doubt: We are at war over our access to public lands and waterways. Further, we are at war over our basic freedoms like gun ownership, political views, consumer monitoring, brainwashing of kids in school, and vehicle... Read more
Warning! Here’s Your View from a Locked Gate
A BIT OF SARCASM ABOUT AN ACCESS LESSON LEARNED The gal in uniform with the big gun on her hip smiled and waved as she installed the recessed pad lock on the gate. I guess she thought we were happy about the road being closed while we sat in... Read more
Off-Road Rumbling of Thunder
A WHOLE NEW SOUND IN THE OFF-ROAD WORLD The over-paid, seldom-right weather man spoke with such animation and excitement that you couldn’t help but get taken in by his rambling analysis of the on-coming weather pattern (from outer space). But he had me from hello when he mentioned the... Read more
TDS Desert Safari Rocks and Rolls it for the 57th Time
SUPPORTING LAND USE FOR A LIFETIME Mach 1-3, 2019, the Tierra Del Sol 4Wheel Drive Club of San Diego will bring it again with the 57th Annual Desert Safari, and it looks to be a great event!  Not only that, this club really jumps in the game to support... Read more
12 Key Points in Governing Public Lands — NEPA Crash Course
THE GOVERNING PROCESS FOR MANAGING OUR LANDS Keeping trails, riding areas, and back country roads open depends on access.  Keeping that access depends on land management policies and procedures which depend on environmental issues and concerns.  Those environmental issues and concerns are reviewed through “NEPA” and dictate every action... Read more
Legal Land Use — What is Intervention in Court?
FILE A CASE OR JUST INTERVENE? You may have heard about one of our off-road groups “intervening” in a court action. This is not the same as filing a lawsuit. Herein we will explain what it means to be an “intervenor” in a court action, and why it is... Read more
Land Use and the “Love Month”
Flashback Fun with the Love Month, by ModernJeepers Del & Stacie Albright February is around the corner, and a great month.  Some call it the “love month,” what with Valentine’s Day and sunshine on the way.  Seems to us there is also a lot of November birthdays out there... Read more
The Three C’s of Merging Traffic
WHAT HAPPENED TO COURTESY, COMMON SENSE AND CITIZENSHIP? Here’s the scene. You’re driving your rig hauling your toys in the slow lane of a freeway. You’re at the speed limit plus a few so you won’t get a ticket but can sort of keep up with the flow of... Read more