On “Wilderness” Designations, Colorado Groups Say: “Enough Is Enough”
Your idea of “wilderness” is likely far different than the government’s definition:
“A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”
That is the definition of “Wilderness” as stated in the Wilderness Act of 1964, signed 50 years ago by President Lyndon B. Johnson. It means no chain saws, cars, trucks, bulldozers, off-road vehicles (OHVs), helicopters or even mountain bikes.
The following, well-researched article connects the dots on data related to “Wilderness,” presenting a fact-based reality check on its impact on local economies and public access. It is a collaborative effort of the Trails Preservation Alliance (TPA), the Colorado Snowmobile Association and the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO), led by Scott Jones, who is also the Colorado State Partner with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC). The title says it all:
Enough Is Enough