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Diverse citizens, one voice: 

Westerners are sharing their thoughts about the BLM's Resource Management Plans and why they should balance the recreation needs of non-motorized and motorized users.

Craig Grother of the Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers talks about why the preferred alternative for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area RMP is good for the quiet recreation needs of hunting and fishing.

Jan Potterveld, chairman of the Back Country Horsemen of Colorado, congratulates the BLM for including something for all outdoors
users - motorized and nonmotorized - in its preferred alternative for Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area RMP.

Below, more Westerners share their personal stories about being directly affected by the activities of reckless ORV riders and why they
think smart management practices w
ill help curb this growing problem. 

A large and diverse group of people from all across the West discuss their experiences with ORV trespass and call for large, visible ID on off-road vehicles.
John Wainright, custom bowyer and hunter in Central Oregon, discusses his past problems with irresponsible ORV use while tracking
game. 
Charlie Day, property owner in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, talks about how he has had to shoulder the ramifications of ATV trespass.
Mike McGlenn, Chairman of the Back Country Horsemen of America, discusses his struggles with ATV/ORV trespass in Northwest
Washington state.
Frank Adams, 40-year veteran of law enforcement and former Executive Director of the Nevada Sheriffs' and Chiefs' Association
Sage Dorsey, Central Oregon rancher
Jack Duggan, Vietnam veteran and fourth-generation tree farmer in Oregon
Ambers Thornburgh, second-generation rancher near Redmond, Oregon (Ambers also penned an op-ed in The Oregonian, "Trespassing by ATV: We need to protect ranching and recreation")
Jeanne Marie Olmo, property owner and Andrew Fulks (Director of the U.C. Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve), Rich Marovich Streamkeeper for the Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee, Solano County Water Agency) and Libby Earthman from Putah Creek Council)
Shannon Raborn, former director of Responsible Trailers America and Colorado outdoor enthusiast
T.M. MurphyTom SykesT. DowningRick Hooley, and David Petersen, members of the Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
Dale Bosworth, former chief of the U.S. Forest Service
Bill Sustrich, life member of the Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Derrick Reeves, co-chair of Idaho Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Jay Banta, Chairman of the Utah Backcountry Hunters and Anglers 
Elise McAllister, Partners in Conservation Administrator