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** Regional Land Use And General Info **

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by pauly383, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Lets make this the best place it can be on the internet for those in our region .

    In this thread you will find information pertaining to four wheeling and recreational use of our region . Including shops , trails , permits , anything we need to know . It will be for ALL the states in our region . There are very good groups in each state which would welcome newcomers to wheel with them .

    You may reply here , or PM me info to add . Be aware though , after info is posted , your post will disappear to keep this straight .



    Shouldn't matter what state your in here , you want your wheeling scene , lets work together as brothers :waytogo:

    Now lets get to the wheeling , hanging out , and enjoying our region , Remember to tread lightly . Carry recovery gear . Don't go alone . And be safe !!
     
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  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Land use issues :

    Vehicle ban set for desert park

    Sonoran Desert swath extensively damaged

    by Ginger D. Richardson - May. 13, 2008 12:00 AM
    The Arizona Republic

    Starting next month, a huge swath of the Sonoran Desert National Monument, one of the state's most prized parcels of public land, will be closed to off-road enthusiasts.
    The federal Bureau of Land Management is banning all vehicular traffic, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, from 55,000 acres of the popular desert wilderness because of extensive environmental damage.
    The closure is expected to last two to three years. During that time, the area, which includes nearly 89 miles of vehicle routes, will be open only to hikers and equestrians.
    Land-use officials and conservationists say the action is necessary because reckless riders have torn up the soil, ripped up the native plant cover and marred the desert landscape with illegal dumping.
    "There are places in this closure (area) that look like a moonscape because the recklessness of these vehicles has been so extensive," said Daniel Patterson, Southwest director for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. "There is no plant life there at all."
    The Sonoran Desert National Monument encompasses nearly 500,000 acres of public land about one hour's drive southwest of Phoenix. It is home to three congressionally designated wilderness areas, archaeological and historic sites, and a trio of mountain ranges.
    The number of visitors to the area skyrocketed with the population growth in nearby communities like Gila Bend and Maricopa.
    Land officials say they hope to restore the habitat by evening out the vehicle tracks and planting new vegetation.
    "Basically, much of what we do is manual labor, hand labor, because we don't want to use equipment that will cause more damage than it actually repairs," said Karen Kelleher, acting field manager for the BLM's Lower Sonoran Office.
    They also plan an extensive public-education program and are developing a future land-use plan designed to both improve recreational opportunities and minimize future environmental problems.
    News of the coming ban was not a surprise to off-road enthusiasts. Don Hood of Cave Creek is vice president of the Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition. He said his organization understands that a lot of damage has occurred in the desert area south of the Valley.
    "The explosion of off-highway vehicles has led to an increase of people out there who think this is just a game," Hood said. "They don't know the rules, they don't know where to go, they don't know right from wrong, because no one has ever taught them."
    The new ban brings with it stiff penalties. Those who violate the order by heading into the closed area with a motor vehicle could face a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, said Pamela Mathis, public-affairs specialist for the BLM. Recreational users who are found to have caused damage to the area's resources could be hit with up to $100,000 in fines.
    The ban is expected to take effect in mid-June, or 30 days after the BLM's order is published in the Federal Register. That publication is expected on Wednesday.


    Aqua Fria closure area info
    http://www.maricopa.gov/pr_detail.aspx?releaseID=532

    Just a heads up. The Game and Fish and other agencies have been out at Florence Junction checking for State Trust land permits and for RV plates on quads. You can get the form online for a permit AZ state land websit contact page permit itself . Good for a year. I was told by a ranger that buying a permit helps to prove to the lawmakers that people do use lands for OHV use. As well as avoiding a fine if you don't have one, it also helps keep lands open.

    This IS NEEDED for wheeling with Az members , and at only 25 dollars , is cheaper than your truck :deal:

    RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES NOT ALLOWED ON STATE LANDS UNDER ANY PERMIT:• Target shooting, paint ball games, fireworks
    • Non-recreational or extended camping
    • Recreational flying
    • Visiting prehistoric and historic cultural or archaeological sites
    • Metal detecting
    • Collecting or removing natural products (rocks, stone, soil, fossils, mineral specimens, cacti, saguaro or cholla skeletons, plants (live or dead), or firewood for home use
    • Rock crawling or rock hopping

    Now , on the trails we run , rockcrawling is never denied . Just please use common sense and clean up after yourselves , conduct yourself appropriately , and tread lighty . DO NOT CUT TREES and create new paths .

    http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/tonto/tp/pass-options.shtml this needed for Tonto forest , I.E the lakes and forest North of the Valley , from Canyon lake to the I-17 .

    BLM AZ site http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en.html
    Game and Fish http://www.gf.state.az.us/

    More links
    Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest - Arizona ATV Riders - Arizona Outdoorsman - Arizona State Association of Four-Wheel Drive Clubs - Arizona State Parks OHV Program - Arizona State Land Department OHV Program - Arizona Trail Riders - Bureau of Land Management - Arizona Office - Coconino National Forest - Coronado National Forest - Kaibab National Forest - National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council - Outdoors Arizona - Prescott National Forest - Recreation.gov - Riding Arizona - Southern Arizona Motorsports Association - Tonto National Forest - TREAD Lightly! - White Mountain Open Trails Association


    Shawn will give anyone who donates money to saving our trails , a fire extinquisher for your rig <----- PM Shawn , supersize75k5 for your extinquisher , he will give the donation to the right person .


    Vehicle Registration , emissions , and laws :
    Arizona Emissions link



    Shooting Sports : ** SHOOT SAFELY AND CONSIDERATELY > NO TRASH DUMPING **

    Arizona Outdoorsman - Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association - Arizona Cowboy Shooters Association - Arizona Rifle Shooting - Cactus Combat Match League - Civilian Marksmanship Program - Cowboy Mounted Shooters Association - National Field Archery Association - National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association - National Rifle Association - National Shooting Sports Foundation - National Skeet Shooting Association - Phoenix Rod and Gun Club - Rio Salado Sportsman's Club - Single Action Shooters Society - Tonto Rim Sports Club - U.S. Olympic Shooting Team - Where to Shoot - Winter Range



    Boating , all states : American Boat Listing - American Canoe Association - Boat Ed: Boater education - Boating Links - Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation - U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety


    Wheeler Friendly shops , vendors , dealers :

    Desert Rat Truck Centers ( Wheelers work there )
    4453 S. Rural Rd. (S. of US-60)Tempe, AZ 85282(480) 838-7800 Phone
    View Map



    Junkyards :

    Pick and Pull at 56th and Chandler Blvd , and 25th Ave and Buckeye have half off days Wednesdays , the buckeye location also on Monday . Someone please verify and PM me .
     
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    Land Use Issues :

    BLM Colorado http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en.html

    IMPORTANT UPDATE

    New land Use Posting - CO Hey everyone, please take the time to look this up. I will be working towards getting more involvement towards keeping our trails open.

    We don't need to lose anymore trails, lets all do our part!

    :D:bow::D

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219128



    Vehicle Registration , emissions , and laws :

    Emmissions http://www.aircarecolorado.com/

    Colorado Laws : Click here

    Colorado trail info:

    http://www.traildamage.com/trails
    http://www.4x4trails.net
    http://www.miscjunk.org/mj/mp_co4wd.html

    Local Colorado wheeling forum:

    http://www.colorado4x4.org A lot of jeepers, but good info on local trails and what's going on.

    Some good Northern Colorado shops:

    Exhaust: Collins Muffler (Greeley, Loveland, & Ft Collins)
    Driveshaft: Northern Colorado Driveline (Greeley)
    General Mechanic work: First Class Truck & Auto (Evans)
    Tires: M&O Tires (Greeley) mostly for street tires, not so much the offroad stuff.



    Boating , all states : American Boat Listing - American Canoe Association - Boat Ed: Boater education - Boating Links - Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation - U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety
     
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    Land Use issues :

    BLM Utah http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en.html



    Vehicle emissions , registration , and laws :

    DMV http://dmv.utah.gov/



    Trail and surrounding area information :

    Moab is in Utah , it is worth going !!
    http://www.moab-utah.com/
    http://www.moab.net/linksystem/index.pl
    http://www.discovermoab.com/


    Boating , all states : American Boat Listing - American Canoe Association - Boat Ed: Boater education - Boating Links - Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation - U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety
     
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