Friday, December 30, 2011

OHV official's dismissal signals wrong turn

Off-road motoring is huge. The 2005 National Survey on Recreation and the Environment conducted by the U.S. Forest Service found that 23.8 percent of this country's population over the age of 16 participates in some form of off-highway vehicle recreation – a number that has steadily grown. It is such a popular activity statewide that in 1971 a bipartisan group of lawmakers created a special program within California State Parks to manage off-highway vehicle recreation. Today, that program is called the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. Yet Californians who engage in off-road activities are not being served by the Brown administration's decision to dismiss Daphne Greene as deputy director of the off-highway vehicle program at California State Parks...more

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