[img]pictures/articles/a4f_wheel_text.jpg[/img]I cut my landuse teeth on forums like this – listening to what you have to say – going on 12 years. But now I have the ability to take what I’ve learned from you and apply it to reshaping our landuse battles nationwide. Landuse is not a one-man or one-group job though; we need a team more than ever.
There are 1.5 million recorded subscribers (members) in just a dozen off-road forums like this one (I added them up). We have a strong voice if we start shouting with it – louder and longer and more often! Sure there is overlap between this forum and other off-road forums; but still, there are a lot of us who are NOT members of organizations or clubs. THAT is where our New Year will make a difference in our trail access when we ALL become strong supporters of those groups fighting for us.
If you truly want a Happy New Year, then realize that it starts simply with a click to join (or renew) your memberships. I hope you will start with your national umbrella group that I now direct – the BlueRibbon Coalition (http://wwwBlueRibbonCoalition.org). Then add the groups and clubs that make sense to you from there.
Make this New Year the best ever….
Director of Operations, BlueRibbon Coalition www.sharetrails.org
Founding Trail Boss, Friends of the Rubicon www.rubiconfriends.com
Environmental Affairs, CA4WDC www.cal4wheel.com
John Stewart Managing Editor - 4x4Voice - 4x4Wire - MUIRNet.net Natural Resources Consultant - California Four Wheel Drive Association - http://www.cal4wheel.com Board of Directors - BlueRibbon Coalition http://www.sharetrails.org