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Oil & Gas Could Control Moab Off-Road Trails!
Imagine if a large oil and gas company, not even based in Utah, ended up with control of a large chunk of land in Moab and pursued its development! Due to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, legislation that makes it possible for companies like Prairie Hills Oil and... Read more
Let’s Keep Our Trails Clean! Hold My Beer…
Weekends on the trail are a blast. There is nothing like waking up to the cool summer air, removing the doors, top, and loading down the cooler with the day’s goodies. All too often I see rigs on the trail and see the driver with a can of beer... Read more
[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
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
It Is Time to Cross the Rubicon NOW!
LET THE DIE BE CAST! Julius Caesar had just delivered a major ass-whupping. He had been fighting in the Gallic wars against 3 million Gauls who were just as strong as the Romans militarily. Even so, Caesar managed to annihilate 1 million Gauls, enslave another million, subjugate 300 different... Read more
Important! The “Top 10” In Land Use and Access
Take this Nationwide Survey to Help Save Trails By Del Albright and Todd Ockert The room was packed with wheelers as the speaker up front tried to calm folks down. There was a gate being proposed on a significant trail and people were unhappy. “Why does anyone care about... Read more
Caution!  Never Underestimate Your Opponents
Learning to not underestimate your opponents is one of the best ways to preserve our land use and access interests. All motorized recreation organizations are fighting daily to do this, but we must do our individual part also. Never assume our opponents will understand the variety of our motorized... Read more
Caution! My First Real Wacko Encounter
HOW ABOUT A FIST FIGHT IN A GAS STATION? About 15 years ago, when I had only a couple decades of land use and access involvement, I finally met my first real “wacko.” I don’t mean the harmless, dress up a like an owl and parade around town kind,... Read more
Del Albright’s One for One Proposal to Save Trails
LAND USE AND THE “ONE FOR ONE” PROPOSAL Let’s talk about some choices in life. Go Jeeping or write a letter? Tackle some rock crawling or attend a meeting?  Take the fam overlanding or hit a Scoping Session? Go fishing or fight with the feds? You get the picture.... Read more