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Coaching and Keeping Your Volunteers — the Art of Facilitation (Part 1)
Special 2-Part series about the art and science of facilitation and how it can help retain volunteers and produce better meeting while resolving conflicts. It covers how we pretty much dislike sitting in meetings but how specialized facilitation can save the day.  Facilitation can also resolve the conflict that... 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
[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
7 Shortcuts and Life Saving Tips for Talking to the Press/Media
Tips on Speaking to the Media/Press About Your Club or Event One of the best ways to keep off-road motorsports alive is to talk it up!   Letting people know what we do, why we love it, and what it means to our families is the gateway to keeping our... 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
Alert! Thief on the Loose!  Crown Jewels Missing
Who Stole Our Crown Jewels? What do these have in common: the Rubicon; Utah’s Escalante; Glamis dunes; Death Valley’s Surprise Canyon; the Mojave; and Yellowstone National Park? Well, first of all, they ARE our Crown Jewels of motorized recreation. Secondly, they’ve been stolen (or are nearly in the hands... Read more
4 Fundamental Steps of Basic Supervision of Volunteers
Basic Supervision of People and Volunteers Strong, solid, organized supervision of people, especially volunteers will ensure your cause or project is a success.  In this article, I will explain the military and the fire service simple four step process for successful supervision: • Plan • Organize • Direct •... 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
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