Wasn't the lands taken from states for control by the feds?
Must be something new created by ATV owners. If this day was to celebrate and
preserve land, showing ATV's on public land is destructive in nature. I think a
more appropriate name for this event would BLM day to remind us all that it is
designated protected land for various reasons, water shed, wildlife, and a human
sanctuary of peace.
ATV users are just as responsible as any other user. There are lands out there
for all users. IF the federal government (USFS and BLM) will allow people to
enjoy it. Over 70% of the dispersed camping has been closed on the federal lands
in my area. I don't call that making lands available to enjoy. And outdoor
retailers wonder why they are losing sales? Kids find it easier to play video
games and go to public venue entertainment than to play in the outdoors. The
most important part of this equations is when there is no interest, there will
reason to "save" it.
The land is for all Americans. Not just the select few who don't want anyone
else on it. There should be places for everyone to ride, hike, walk or view. Not
every place should be set aside for "personal sanctuary". If you want
to be a lone you have your own closet! The public lands are PUBLIC, for
everyone. Public Lands Day is to promote the beauty of our natural lands. It is
a day the Federal Goverment came up with to invite people to visit every state
not just Utah, to keep our tourists dollars in America. You are not the only one
with rights to be on public lands, we all have that right!
Do your homework. Who is to say states can't run their own lands for public
use.Can't trust the feds. Why did they turn our public lands to the