We are excited to announce that we have launched the Defend Your Ground Podcast as one more way that we can keep you informed of the work we are doing.
Speak up to Protect Dispersed Camping Around Moab
In our first episode we discuss the BLM plans to close/restrict substantial amounts of dispersed camping in the areas surrounding Moab. These plans are currently open for public comment, and we need you to add your voice. The first segment of this episode discusses these plans with a focus on how responsible users who practice “leave no trace” principles are the ones who will be hurt the most by the proposed plans:
Should The Forest Service Close All the Forests in Arizona?
After the dispersed camping discussion, we also review a letter to the editor to the Arizona Sun Daily, where the contributor demands that the Forest Service close all the forests in Arizona to prevent wildfires. While the wildfire threat is serious in the Southwest right now, we discuss what BRC is doing to encourage more responsible management of our forests, so they can be left open.
The Biggest Threat to Grizzly Bears
We close by discussing the biggest threat to grizzly bears in the Kootenai National Forest. According to Earth Justice, the complete destruction of their habitat is only a secondary threat compared to the biggest threat. Wait until you hear what it is.
In the Podcast we also mention two Action Alerts where you can submit comments (follow links below to comment):
This is public land and it needs to be open to the public. With the current growth in outdoor activities, we need more space to recreate, not less.
Lived in Utah and weStern Nebraska for 14 years. Camped and rode on designated trails with my LP4WD club, friends and 4 Eagle Scout sons. No trace was always our motto. In Utah our club LP4WD club did annual clean up and service projects in American Fork Canyon. These public lands need to remain open. Red Rock 4WD club in Moab promotion of responsible no trace trails is a prime example efforts to keep our BLM lands open.
These trails mean everything to my family. Though we are in our 30s my husband suffers from MS and limiting these trails to hiking/biking limits our ability to enjoy them. Moab is one of the few places we our able to unwind and do the things we love most, enjoying the outdoors.
We strongly believe in leave no trace and always make an effort to leave places better than when we found them, meaning if we see anything that doesn’t belong we clean it up and take it with us.