Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Reeling in the roads

The Gazette had a story today about a new management plan for the BLM land east of Salida. The plan calls for an end to "open travel." That means jeeps, ATVs and mountain bikes can no longer go where ever they please. They now have to stick to designated routes. It's a sign of the times. Where once there wasn't enough use to justify regulation, now recreation of all kinds has exploded. If we want to preserve our public lands, we all need to tread lightly and abide by some new rules. Or cut the population back to 1950 levels.

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