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. 

OHV Community Mourns the Passing of a Friend

 

Don Klusman served as the northern natural resource consultant for many years, as well as being an event chair and CA4WDC board member.  Among the many services to the OHV community, he worked on several national forest and BLM management plans and recently completed work on a two-state advisory council subcommittee helping to develop a management plan for the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area.  Don pursued studies on the California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act.  He has served on several committees for the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, California Back Country Discovery Trail and California Chamber of Commerce.



In offering her condolences to Don's passing, Daphne Greene, of the California State Parks OHV program, well stated, "Don was a man of integrity and honesty who cared deeply for the OHV program in California.  He spent many years working to preserve OHV recreational opportunities and to protect the resources.  He was committed to those individuals with whom he worked for so long.  His desire to bring people together to find solutions to difficult problems was a trait admired by all.  He will be deeply missed."

"Don mentored me quite a bit during my early days with Cal4," added Del Albright, BlueRibbon Ambassador who also serves as State Environmental Affairs Coordinator for CA4WDC.  "Don gave me my first NEPA 101 class and helped me in the formation of the Friends of the Rubicon.  His expertise and dedication will be missed."

BlueRibbon Coalition offers its condolences to Don's family.  In a fitting tribute to Don's service to the OHV community, the family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the CA4WDC Jack Edwards legal fund in memory of Don Klusman.

More info on this sad news can be found on Cal4's website at http://www.cal4wheel.com

# # #

The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national (non-profit) trail-saving group that represents over 600,000 recreationists nationwide The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season is beginning. Federal employees, please mark BlueRibbon Coalition and Check #11402 on your CFC pledge form to support our efforts to protect your access. Join us at 1-800-258-3742 http://www.sharetrails.org

EDITOR'S NOTE: I have worked with Don for over eight years.  His integrity, dedication, and commitment are rare traits.  He understood the issues facing motroized recreation and constantly fought to defend motorized recreation.  His knowledge and expertise will be missed.

John Stewart
Managing Editor
4x4wire.com

Recovery for the RV Industry is Forecast
Don't Trash the Environment
 

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