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<FONT COLOR="yellow">I think BRC is the first (at least that I have seen) to publically prepare a statement that points out all the flaws in the CWC report, Off-Road to Ruin.I hope the other organizations follow soon.</FONT c>

News Release-Green OHV Report is Flawed

BLUE RIBBON COALITION, INC.

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Don Amador
Phone:925.625.6287
Email:[email protected]
Date:March 16, 2001

OUTDOOR GROUP SAYS GREEN HIT PIECE FAILS TO TELL WHOLE STORY

OAKLEY, CA -- Many in the off-highway vehicle (OHV) community feel that a
recent anti- motorized
recreation hit piece is unfair because it fails to include a large number
of  success stories.  The 70 page
document “Off-Road to Ruin” recently published by the California Wilderness
Coalition (CWC) conveniently
forgot to highlight pro-active resource protection efforts undertaken by
the state OHV program, multiple-use
recreationists, and  federal land agencies.

These co-environmental and recreation endeavors include rehabilitating
hillclimbs, closing trails that transverse
meadows, hiring more law enforcement officers, and protecting illegal
trespass onto private property.  Rather,
the report  focuses on non-existent “user conflicts” and out of context
photographs to misrepresent responsible
OHV recreation in public lands.

According to Don Amador, the western representative for the Blue Ribbon
Coalition, “I don’t consider CWC’s
report to be credible when it fails to cite the fact that Placer County and
OHVers have spent over $700,000
in the last few years to address environmental concerns associated with the
nationally-famous Rubicon Trail
in the Lake Tahoe area.”

“User conflict is also misrepresented when the greens do not acknowledge
that a large trail-based community
group comprised of mostly equestrian and OHV enthusiasts gladly share and
support the multiple-use trail system
on the Georgetown Ranger District in the Eldorado National Forest,” Amador
said.

“Another story omitted is that of a large land owner in Northern California
who was so happy with the
management of surrounding  ‘OHV’  lands by the Bureau of Land Management
that she donated her private
property to the federal government during a  National Trails Day
celebration,”   Amador concludes.


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Peter S. Di Primo
V.P. - Ventura County Axle Snappers 4WDC
www.axlesnappers.com
[email protected]
 
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