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Land Use EMERGENCY!

PLEASE READ AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, PASS ON!

Most people that are involved in motorized recreation, (4x4’s, ATV/MX, snowmobiles etc.) are not aware of what is happening on ALL our public lands. We are about to get hit with a TIDAL WAVE of route closures all across the United States in the form of Environmental Impact Statements.

That wave began in Eldorado National Forest, home to the Rubicon trail and many other popular OHV areas. In that one National Forest, we could be losing 1,800 miles of routes, most of them normal, dirt, graded forest roads. This means access to the forest will be severely limited. These closures will effect everyone who wants to visit a National Forest, hikers, hunters, fisherman, campers, RVs, bird watchers, Four Wheelers, ATV/MX enthusiasts etc.


That same wave just crashed in Moab, and it’s heading your way.


The biggest problem we have: Lack of funds.

The “other” side, who wants to see our trails closed forever, has hundreds of thousands of dollars in the bank. Most of which is spent in the courtroom. While we have had many victories in the Courtroom, we still have more fighting to do!!



While we spend hundreds, if not thousands on our bikes, ATV’s and rigs, the average OHV user spends NOTHING on keeping our trails open. THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE!

I am BEGGING each and every one of you to donate at least $20.00 to the Blue Ribbon Coalition. They are the national organization that fights for the rights of people who use motorized recreation. They desperately need the cash to keep our trails open on public lands in order to keep us in the fight! Believe it or not, they have won some MAJOR battles for us! Please help these unsung heros keep fighting for our acess to public lands!


https://www.sharetrails.org/secure/join_or_contribute


I know it is the holiday season. I am broke too. But it is of the utmost importance that the OHV community starts to come together and understand what we are against.

PLEASE take the time to become informed! The Friends of Eldorado National Forest will be posting bulletins on land-use issues so you can be aware. PLEASE pass those on as you get them.

Currently, THE place to get up-to-date information on route closures and land-use issues is Untitled Document While it is a 4x4 site, I encourage ALL of the OHV community to join the discussion in that forum.

PLEASE RECREATE RESPONSIBLY !!
 

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This is where our dues and such go. So i was thinking for our club No union dues but we Have to Donatate atleast $20-$25.00 to this To keep our Lands open to Wheel What do you all think?
 

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There are no local public lands.

These environmentalists need a leash. Their knowledge of the enviornment is about as extensive as my knowledge of culinary arts (but I do make a mean grilled cheese!)

Tellico, while not public, just took a huge hit as well.
 

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Public and private land closers are really not fought at a local level. These land closers are fought at a national level. and every time there is a land closer it affects us all no matter where it is. The Blue Ribbon Coalition is a great organization and they have been fighting for our lands for along time and doing a great job. If we are all serious about wheeling in the future and we want our children to have a place to wheel and enjoy the same things we do we ALL NEED TO DO OUR PART AND NOT LEAVE IT UP TO THE NEXT GUY!!!!

PLEASE everyone help out with this. If you have ever went to a off road park you probably paid 20.00 or more for the day. Is 20.00 a year really that big of a contribution to help insure we have places to go in the future. ITS UP TO YOU AND ME.
 
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