To me, the biggest issue behind this whole fiasco is not being addressed. It is
not so much a question of conservation but of state's rights. The law suits
filed by the UT att. gen. were to protect the rights of the state. Over
70% of Utah land is owned, operated and regulated by the federal govt. That
means that nearly 3 quarters of Utah no longer belongs to Utah as the Feds
control what happens to that land. This is a serious issue. I for one would
rather have locally elected officials in charge of our land and resources than
some bureaucrat thousands of miles away.
Pete234 I have to agree with Dale Richards. I too enjoy riding the trails and
roads and have been blessed to spend a lot of time that I may not have with my
teenaged son doing so. I ride only on designated trails and roads. I take
offence to being lumped into a group just because I own and ride a motorcycle.
Pete234, I take offence that ATV people break the laws. I for oneand sure
of many others ride on trails and roads designated to ride on.And I am
sure there are some who abuse. It is just like a few who driveOur highways
and streets that don't drive the speed limit, pass on double lines,
pass on bridges with double lines, don't obey speed limits in schoolzones,don't stop at stop signs because they have become yield signs.
I often wonder how the wilderness proponents justify their position of limiting
access to areas by those who are handicapped and can only access those areas by
motorized transport. Is it possible that these people hate the handicapped? I
should think that handicapped people have equal access rights that are not being
considered. In other words, wilderness areas are more important to healthy
people than they are to the handicapped. That doesn't seem fair to me.
Pete234 is correct. Sadly.The Deeps are amazing and should be protected.
...well, there goes our beautiful Utah, ATV people do not respect the law,
especially in the wilderness, and you know they along with motor bikes, campers,
trucks, jeeps, will just trample on all of it. This is the beginning of the