John Stewart

FORMING STATE LEVEL MOTORIZED RECREATION COUNCILS

Following the national NAMRC formula  

OVERVIEW: The solution to a positive future for motorized recreation lies in more unity among users. Statewide cooperation and coordination between different modalities (like dirt bikes, 4x4, atv, utv, etc.) are key to ending the dauntless onslaught of anti-access propaganda and closure efforts. This short article will explain how to set up a state level group following the example of the national effort NAMRC – North American Motorized Recreation Council.

NAMRC has brought together dozens of off-highway groups, melding all modes of recreation, making a huge difference in our national approach to securing a future for our sports. The same thing needs to happen at every state level, with all state groups coordinating with NAMRC. No chain of command or change in authority is suggested; just information, communication, coordination and cooperation -- from a multiple-use perspective.

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Del Albright

They Are Killing Our Access

In my travels around the country helping folks to get organized and keep trails open, I have seen too much of the above problems. Don't get me wrong, there are tons of great clubs that are doing just fine.  But I've seen my share of egos and personalities driving folks away from organized recreation.  There are ways to fix that.

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Del Albright

A Bit of Land Use History


That same day, Del Albright started writing clubs and groups all over the country -- email was still too new to use. Over 700 letters were sent proclaiming the need for national cooperation, landuse involvement and motorized recreation cohesiveness. The Land Use Network (LUN) was born. As people got email accounts, the LUN began to grow quickly with email taking over as the primary way to communicate and orchestrate a "fight back" attitude.www.Off-Road.com provided the first platform and Internet spot for the LUN to grow and fight back. LUN was dedicated to:Responsible multiple-use of lands and resources.Non-use of appropriate areas.Education of our peers, the public and our politicians.Conservation of resources and opportunities to enjoy them.By 1997 LUN consisted of 150 organizations and clubs nationwide that included all aspects of off highway recreation: 4x4, ATV, equestrians, rockhounds, motorcycles, mountain bikes, snowmobiles, hunter and anglers. A nationwide campaign was developed and started called Blitz '97 with the purpose stated to Unite, Inform and Act.Del developed a new way to look at the word MULTIPLE-USE:M = Muster support in congressU = Use letters, email, fax, and personal contacts to make a difference and state your opinionL = Look for opportunities to advocate for your sportT = Team up with other advocates/users in your area to magnify your positionL = Leap ahead of anti-multiple use effortsE = Expose elected officials to our sports and ideasU = Understand the issues, both local and nationalS = Sort out our political friends and supporters (get them elected)E = Educate the public, our peers, and the politicians.Various efforts have come and gone since 1994/1997, some successful, some not; but the need to unite our voices has never dwindled.  You can read more about the Land Use Network, the Resource Education Network (REN), and the Sierra Nevada Framework in CA here:http://www.delalbright.com/access/lun.htmlI look forward to hearing some thoughts on this.Del

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Del Albright

KEEPING TRASH OFF OUR TRAILS

We have to educate them.  And yes, we have to pick up behind them.  Unfortunately. But until we educate them all and get our lands and waterways FREE of trash and garbage, we will need to be vigilant in our efforts at trash pick-up!

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Del Albright

New Year; New Country; New Hope


2015 - The Year of Better Times for All

by Del Albright

I consider myself a top shelf, full blown, get 'r done Patriot and love this country -- albeit a few times these past few years I've had to remind myself to stand proud in spite of the antics of some of our political leaders.  But no matter, I still wish all a Happy New Year and a new year of hope and better times. 

I've been shot at in three countries and will never surrender my love of our freedoms.  I hope you will stand with me in 2015 and make some change that really counts.

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