Please update your Flash Player to view content.

4x4Wire is for you, your 4x4 and access issues that interest four-wheelers
You, your 4x4, access issues, places to go and more outdoor topics

Ongoing discussion of recreational and environmental issues for four-wheelers
Ongoing discussion of recreation and environmental issues affecting California

Environmental news and information for recreation advocates
Environmental news and information for recreation advocates

Discussion forums covering a variety of 4x4 model technical issues and general recreation topics
Discussion forums covering 4x4 technical issues and general recreation topics


Search 4x4Wire for more on OHV recreation and 4x4 Tech

Recreation Advocate

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

BlueRibbon Coalition Calls for Legislation to Amend Recreation Permitting Process

 

The Coalition's Executive Director, Greg Mumm, said, "the current implementation of the recreation permit regulations no longer serves the public interest or support the goals and objectives of land use planning. The recreation permit process must be revised. We believe that legislation is necessary to fix the problem."



Brian Hawthorne, the Coalition's Public Lands Policy Director, is concerned that the permit process is endangering the existence of not-for-profit recreation clubs. He says the clubs often partner with land managers, providing assistance in management, maintenance and enforcement.  "Federal land managers need healthy and growing clubs that can help manage recreation, especially in light of declining budgets. Sadly, some land managers require expensive permits for a simple club ride of only a few persons."

Don Amador noted that historic and popular competitive events that have been occurring without problems have been recently subjected to arbitrary fees. He also observed that in some areas, the application process to obtain an SRP is being used to prohibit and/or severely restrict otherwise allowable activities. "We have tried for nearly a decade to encourage the land managers to streamline the permitting process. These efforts have not been effective, even when we have willing agency partners. The time has come for Congress to step in and mandate a solution."

The BlueRibbon Coalition is calling on its members to ask their U.S. Representatives to support a legislative fix to the permitting problems.

The Coalition posted a webpage detailing problems with the permitting process and outlining its suggested solutions. View the webpage here: http://www.sharetrails.org/public-lands/?section=srp

It also has asked recreational users to send in examples of arbitrary implementation of recreation permit regulations. A few examples have already been posted on the Coalition's permit webpage.

# # #

The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists. 1-800-BlueRib - www.sharetrails.org

 

California OHV Leadership Meets in State Capital
Agencies working to open recreation opportunities ...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

4x4Wire Posts List

OutdoorWire Websites

OutdoorWire

OutdoorWire

Portal page for OutdoorWire Access and Landuse Central Read More
4x4Voice

4x4Voice

California OHV recreation news and information Read More
MUIRNet News

MUIRNet News

News and information about outdoor recreation Read More
4x4Wire

4x4Wire

Off road recreation and news and information Read More
TrailTalk 
Forums

TrailTalk Forums

4x4Wire TrailTalk Forums for 4x4 tech information Read More
  • 1