4LOW Offroad Magazine|February/March 2020
A larger united group with members (numbers) carries more weight with the planning agencies and has the ability to work with them on local and state issues.
Organized groups give us the power to be a voice in road and trail planning, but also be a stakeholder in meetings with the local, state and federal agencies. These agencies include the BLM, Forest Service, Game & Fish/Fish & Game, State Parks and other municipal and federal agencies. When our clubs and associations are willing to volunteer their services for cleanups, signage, and trail building, it is a huge plus to help us become a good partner as many agencies continually have their budgets cut.
The best way to win is by increasing our numbers and our ability to present a united front. Not everyone wants to volunteer, not everyone has the time to volunteer. And frankly, the few of us who have the passion to continue will do it until it is just too overwhelming to continue. Then what happens?
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