Recreation Advocate

The OutdoorWire family websites feature news and information affecting outdoor recreation opportunities and access to public lands. 

Advocating access to public lands carries a responsibility to be part of the solution for managing the public lands.  As a strong proponent for participation to make a difference, I am a full time advocate for recreation and the Managing Editor of the OutdoorWire family websites. 

4x4Wire.com is dedicated to four wheel drive recreation...

Advocating access to public lands carries a responsibility to be part of the solution for managing the public lands.  As a strong proponent for participation to make a difference, I am a full time advocate for recreation and the Managing Editor of the OutdoorWire family websites. 

4x4Wire.com is dedicated to four wheel drive recreation featuring technical articles and information to promote, protect, and provide outdoor recreation opportunities.  4x4Voice.com focuses on California issues. MUIRNet.net is focused on environmental, administrative and legislative news and information. OutdoorWire.com is Access and Landuse Central with an overall index to the contents of the family of websites. 

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2018 – Top Off Road Trails & Parks in America [INFOGRAPHIC]

2018 – Top Off Road Trails & Parks in America [INFOGRAPHIC]

With thousands of responses from off-roading enthusiasts, PartCatalog has compiled the top off road trails and rides of choice for 39 states in America. Through Facebook correspondence and word of mouth from parks, trails, and off-roading clubs, respondents learned about the survey and were excited to share their top picks for The 2018 Top Off Road Trails & Parks in America.

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Throttle Out | October 2018 - Jeep Off-Roading Recovery Gear and Techniques You Need to Know

This month’s Throttle Out episode from ExtremeTerrain (XT) is for those who use their vehicles off-road or have thought about it. Whether it’s a fire trail, rock crawling or mudding chances are, regardless of your skill-level, you will eventually get stuck. Preparation is key when on the trail so having the right techniques, tools and, even, a buddy to assist you will make the trek safer and more fun.

If you spend enough time on the trails and push yourself and your Jeep, eventually you’ll end up stuck. Knowing a few simple recovery techniques will ensure that you’re quickly and safely back on the move -Ryan Huck

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SAF, RMEF Oppose Yellowstone Grizzly Ruling

The Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation disagree with a judge’s decision to vacate the delisting of the Greater Yellowstone grizzly population by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The ruling places the population back on the endangered species list.

“Despite this ruling, the basic facts remain the same: grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area have recovered, and no longer meet the definition of threatened or endangered under the ESA and should be rightfully returned to state management,” said Evan Heusinkveld, Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation president and CEO. “This ruling is just another example of why we need comprehensive reforms to the way we manage ESA-listed species in this country. We are evaluating all of our legal options to appeal this ruling.”

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Throttle Out - JL Wrangler Trims Explained

ExtremeTerrain Explains the Differences - Sport, Sahara & Rubicon

PAOLI, Pa. (Sept 17, 2018) – With the production of the all-new 2018 JL Wrangler in full swing, more and more new Wranglers are being seen on roadways and trails. ExtremeTerrain recently produced this video, hosted by Ryan Huck, explaining the physical and mechanical differences between JL Wrangler Trim levels. This video was designed to be a comprehensive guide, for those researching new Wranglers, to understand what is offered in each package.

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BLM Action Plan Project Moving Forward with Visits to Oregon and Washington

During the week of September 10 – 15 National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) staff members Geoff Chain and Marc Hildesheim, along with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) OHV Subject Matter Expert, Brad Colin, visited five cities in Oregon and Washington. At each city a listening session was held with local OHV enthusiasts to determine what the BLM can do to provide a better OHV recreation experience. These meetings were part of the larger BLM National Motorized Recreation Strategy which came out in 2014. NOHVCC and the BLM have partnered to apply that strategy at a state level by engaging in a grassroots process that allows local users to help determine what the BLM’s trail program will look like.

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