Online Poll on ORV in National Parks Surprises Anti-Access Crowd

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In an interesting development online, the online publication of BACKPACKER magazine ( suffered a bit of an embarrassing surprise. Very likely thinking that their mostly muscle-powered customer base would be anti-anything-motorized, they posted an online poll asking, "Should off road vehicles be allowed in national parks?" The answer was very likely not what they expected. At last count, 24,229 people voted, and 23,204 (96%) of them said a resounding "Yes!"

As you can imagine, this has not pleased the anti-access crowd much, so they haven't exactly been announcing the results from the mountaintop as they undoubtedly would have done had the situation been reversed. Don't be surprised, in fact, if the poll is not even available by the time you are reading this. At the time that this issue of the BlueRibbon Magazine goes to print, however, the poll is still available at:,3189,,00.html

Scroll down to find the poll referred to here. If the poll results are not still available when you go to check it out yourself, you can console yourself with the screen-shot at left.

Don't you just love the World Wide Web?

November 3, 2015 2:05 PM

POCATELLO, ID (November 3, 2015) -- Sharetrails.Org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is proud to announce the results of the recent BRC Board of Directors Election, which saw the re-election or election of three candidates to the BRC Board of Directors.

WILLIAM KAEPPNER of Ohio was re-elected to his seat. Additionally, please help us give a warm welcome to BRC's two newly elected members of the board, REBECCA ANTLE and MARK KINCART.

November 2, 2015 5:17 PM

Here's some great recent news from the Sam Houston Trails Coalition! (see news release below from the Trails Coalition of Texas)

October 28, 2015 1:55 PM

ATTENTION! For those planning on attending the BRC Board of Directors (BOD) and General Membership Meeting in Las Vegas, the time and place for the event is listed below:

October 21, 2015 11:34 AM
October 19, 2015 10:22 AM
October 9, 2015 3:49 PM
October 8, 2015 3:31 PM
(BRC Western Representative)