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Friday, May 29, 2009

CA Budget – a train wreck?

Check out my BlueRibbon Coalition partner, Don Amador, who blogs about California's budget being a train wreck in the making. I'm worried about a lot of things in this economy, and our State Parks are just one example, not to mention governmental services to us, the tax payers:


Thursday, May 28, 2009

CO: Gunnison and Taylor Park Trails (in jeopardy)



Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The comment deadline is approaching on a draft Travel Plan for a very popular OHV area in Colorado. The Taylor Park / Gunnison Basin Travel Plan is out for public review and comment, and the deadline is next week, JUNE 3, 2009.

We are sending this Colorado-based action alert to our national alert list because the area involved, commonly known as Taylor Park, is popular with BRC members from California to Florida.

This is some of Colorado's last remaining high-mountain OHV trail opportunity left. The area contains miles of some of the best world-class single-track motorcycle, ATV and 4x4 trails in the nation.

Each mile is precious and several popular trails are proposed for closure. Will you help keep the trails open by sending a quick comment letter via email?


    Go here for more and to generate your own letter/comments:


Thanks ,Del

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Salute to Veterans on Memorial Day

To all veterans and their families, I salute you and hope you enjoy these short movies about those who have served and those who have suffered.

My hat is off to all my comrades in arms and their friends and families on this Memorial Day. Without soldiers, we would have no country we call America.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Honoring Soldiers and Fighting for Freedoms

I'm thinking about our soldiers serving this country. It brings back memories; not all good. But for certain, it's a time when we should stand with our military and do our part to help in the fight for our freedoms – and that includes our trails, riding areas and recreation. I believe we should find ways to support our military and our military support organizations. And I believe, as a land use guy today, that we need to take extra steps these days to SAVE our freedoms to ride and recreate. Join up if you're still wondering what you need to do. That's the first step.

Take it from an old soldier (of war and of land use battles).

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Del U-Tubes about Land Use, Access Getting Involved

Not my best effort at movie making, but you'll get the idea. Here is a U-Tube of me being interviewed for a off-road TV show, with me, of course, talking about land use and access and what we need to do to save our recreational pursuits.


Monday, May 4, 2009

Article: View From the Locked Gate

Please feel free to use/share this with your access-friendly clubs, partners, groups and friends.

Thanks, Del

View from the Locked Gate
A bit of sarcasm about an access lesson

By Del & Stacie Albright, BlueRibbon Coalition

The gal in uniform with the big gun on her hip smiled and waved as she installed the recessed pad lock on the gate. I guess she thought we were happy about the road being closed. Her rugged 4x4 government-bought pickup truck that was kinda parked in our view had all sorts of signs and decals declaring she was a public servant. We figured it must be true.

She had sent us an official-looking letter a while back asking for comments, but the fish were a'bitin' so we missed out on the letter-writin'. We figured someone else would write those darn letters. We figured wrong on all accounts.

Read more and download article here