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#1 Dirt Rider

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 09:40 PM

For those of you who like to use the thousands of miles of dirt trails still left, I would ask that you help keep them open and available by joining the Blue Ribbon Coalition.

 

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#2 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 10:23 PM

Thanks, but no.  That is not an organization I support.


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#3 Dirt Rider

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 10:48 PM

Care to explain?


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Posted 18 December 2019 - 11:52 PM

No.


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 12:30 AM

To quote the BRC website:   "The BlueRibbon Coalition was born in 1987 shortly after Clark Collins, Founder and first Executive Director, was told by then Idaho Governor John Evans that recreationists were not politically significant and implied that Wilderness was more important than motorized access to public lands.  Clark gathered and worked with other recreationists in a huge undertaking to educate all users of public lands in Idaho just how our resources were not being preserved FOR the public, but rather FROM the public. Thus, we have the seeds of what would ultimately become the BlueRibbon Coalition".
 
Imho, the BRC doesn't come close to embodying the spirit of what wandering the West is about, so I'll join the others above in declining to lend my support to the organization.  I believe there was/is much truth in what Gov. Evans (allegedly) stated.  Again, my $0.02, let the flames begin, hehe...
 
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Posted 19 December 2019 - 01:20 AM

I back the Blue Ribbon Coalition. I have seen to many areas closed to any vehicle travel. 


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 05:14 AM

Not sure how effective they are but yes, blueribbon get my support.


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 04:06 PM

 

To quote the BRC website:   "The BlueRibbon Coalition was born in 1987 shortly after Clark Collins, Founder and first Executive Director, was told by then Idaho Governor John Evans that recreationists were not politically significant and implied that Wilderness was more important than motorized access to public lands.  Clark gathered and worked with other recreationists in a huge undertaking to educate all users of public lands in Idaho just how our resources were not being preserved FOR the public, but rather FROM the public. Thus, we have the seeds of what would ultimately become the BlueRibbon Coalition".
 
Imho, the BRC doesn't come close to embodying the spirit of what wandering the West is about, so I'll join the others above in declining to lend my support to the organization.  I believe there was/is much truth in what Gov. Evans (allegedly) stated.  Again, my $0.02, let the flames begin, hehe...
 
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2X.  I've spent to many years advocating the ideas of multi use of public lands, the BRC seems to suggest a much more one sided use.

 

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 04:10 PM

I am not much of a fan.  So while I understand their mission, they tend to be on the opposite side of several issues I care strongly about - such as the sham 'review of national monuments' and slashing the size of existing national monuments in Utah.   This seemed odd to me as both Bears Ears and GSENM provided excellent opportunities for 4WD exploration in some really wild country, and removing their monument status only really opens them up to development, not increased public access.

 

That being said, I am not really convinced they are much of a concern - they are a small, apparently are having some funding and staffing issues, and their resources appear to be pretty amateurish compared to other organizations.


Edited by rando, 19 December 2019 - 04:13 PM.

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 05:00 PM

I do not support the BRC. I have seen too much of the lasting effects of the results of such activity to ever support more widespread similar uses. In fact, at the risk of annoying some people, to whom I apologize in advance, I support significant reductions is such uses on our public lands.


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