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Del's Article List
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Del Albright has written a slug of land use and access articles and columns, all dedicated to keeping our public land FOR the public instead of FROM the public. Here is a fairly complete list of his publications on line. More here.

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Del Writes for Road Trip America (travel web site)

Some topics to choose from -- you'll be taken to those articles that fit your choice:

TRAIL OUTLAWS AND THE IMAGE OF RECREATIONISTS

Motorized Outlaws -- keeping them on the trail and using it right.

Image of Recreationists -- it's all about image - not truth.

Supporting Law Enforcement on Trails -- something we must do.

Pack It In; Pack It Out -- trail sanitation and trash issues.

Trail and Camping Ethics -- it's part of our image.

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LAND USE AND ACCESS IN GENERAL

Getting Involved -- start here for getting in the access fight.

A Call to Quills -- no more Mr. Nice Guy.

Living with Conflict in Recreation -- tips harnessing the power of conflict to make it easier on us.

Less Debate; More Decisions? -- our government and its method of getting things done -- sometimes.

Letter Writing Tips -- for writing to politicians and government officials.

How to Build a Coalition and Save a Recreation Area

Of Cowboys, Cows and Coalitions -- ranching/folks working with recreationists.

Choices in Land Use -- to be or not to be involved; snooze and loose.

ESA Reform --the Endangered Species Act must be revamped.

Roadless -- the Clinton - Gore Roadless Initiative and Road Rules.

Can Multiple-Users Rule the World -- will access dominate closures?

Do Personalities Rule Your Recreation? -- turf battles, in-fighting, clicks, and how to overcome
this common problem.

My First Real Wacko Encounter -- and how to handle them.

Ridealongs - getting your elected officials on the trail.

Erosion -- It's a Beautiful Thing - misused words in today's jargon.

Who Stole Our Crown Jewels? -- not in my back yard; not my trail.

Del's One for One Proposal -- one ride; one letter.

Signs of Our Motorized Times by Del - guidebook to signs on public lands.

Managing Our Public Lands; A Crying Shame -- the battle of politics and science

Politics; How Does One Get Involved -- and make hay with getting our way?

Landuse -- a place to start understanding land use and access.

NEPA by John Stewart

Unmanaged Recreation, by Don Amador

Collaboration -- do we need more group hugs; or will this even work for us?

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RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM (GRANTS)

Recreational Trails Program -- grant money for YOUR trail.

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RUBICON AND OTHER TRAILS

The Rubicon Trail Home Page (Friends of the Rubicon)

Spider Lake Closure: Rubicon Trail -- human waste issues

The Dusy Ershim Trail of CA -- directions and contact info.

Spotting: Rules for Great Spotting, by Dan Stra and Del Albright

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TRAIL SANITATION AND TRASH ISSUES

A Date with a Paper Plate -- trail trash and sanitation; pack it out!

Rubicon Trail Sanitation -- 70,000 pounds per summer period!

Camping Ethics -- we've gotta do it right!

Rubicon Trail Spider Lake Closure and Cleanup -- 2004

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EVERY DAY LIFE and a bit of PHILOSOPHY

Link to non-land use writings and stories by Del.

Take Stock of Time -- your most precious commodity; live now.

Managing Your Monkeys -- avoiding land use burnout.

Live Young; Think Old -- a lifestyle exercise to stay mentally healthy.

Wheels of Time (The Tail of the Lobster) -- the 1960's vs. today

What Makes a Good Day? -- not letting them get to you!

Living with Conflict in Recreation -- tips harnessing the power of conflict to make it easier on us.

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HUNTING AND FISHING

Bear Encounters of the Big Kind -- Del walked with grizzlies! Ran?

Trapping During the Depression Era -- Del's Dad survived by trapping.

Hunting resources - directory of Hunting related websites.

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WILDERNESS AND WILDLANDS

Who Wants to Make Everything Wilderness? -- the anti-access agenda.

Underestimating Your Opponents -- anti-access folks will wear you down.

Wilderness Issues -- understand Wilderness and what you can't do there.

The Wildlands Project -- a sneaky way to make your favorite area off limits.

The Rewilding of America -- Wilderness, one acre at a time.

The Vicious Green Circle -- all about anti-access strategies.

Wilderness Study Areas -- and what they mean and how we use them.

My First Real Wacko Encounter -- and how to handle them.

Is Wilderness Stealing Our Heritage? -- arbitrary and capricious management of Wilderness.

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MEETINGS, CLUBS AND CONVENTIONS

Leadership -- in OHV Groups; how to learn it and increase it.

Membership -- five Ingredients to building membership.

Land Use Burnout -- avoiding it with time management.

Running Better Meetings -- an easy tip anyone can use.

Strategic Planning -- to make your organization more effective and viable.

Starting or Building a Club -- the tricks and links to do it.

Letter Writing Tips -- the way to write to politicians and bureaucrats.

Do Personalities Rule Your Recreation? -- turf battles, in-fighting, clicks, and how to overcome this common problem.

Living with Conflict in Recreation -- tips harnessing the power of conflict to make it easier on us.

Compromise -- our forefathers wouldn't compromise. Why would you?

Of Boards and Bureaucracies -- starting a club; building a club; whether or not to incorporate.

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WILDFIRE; CONTROLLED BURNING; AND FOREST MANAGEMENT

Wildfire -- preventing large, catrostrophic fires is possible.

Controlled Burning or Prescribed Fire -- land managers need this tool.

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VEHICLE DIAGNOSTICS; SETTING UP A RIG

Four-Wheel Drive -- setting up your rig.

Vehicle Diagnostics and Problem Solving -- for your trail rig.

Tech Talk on the Web (Vehicle Specific) -- finding the right place to ask about your rig.

About Lockers, Gears and Such -- start here to figure out what you need for your rig.

How Many Organizations Do We Need -- and What is NAMRC?

Forming State Level Motorized Recreation Councils (Dec. 2015)

Access Army Times, Fall 2015 Issue

Four E's of Protecting Access (Sep. 2015)

Line Up to Save Trails with BRC (Apr. 2015)

Land Use and the Love Month (Feb. 2015)

Land Use App for Mobile Devices (all platforms)

Rational Apathy -- and the Slow Death of Outdoor Recreation, by Del & Stacie

Truth in Government and Politics -- tips on how to find it, by Del

Sport-Specific Clubs, Groups and Organizations -- who to join and why...by Del

Soundscapes and More Oddball Ways to Close Public Lands -- when will it stop? And What to do about it.

CB Radio Tips and Successful Communications Tricks -- making memories with the CB

Off Pavement Patriotism -- it's all about freedom; by Del & Stacie

50 Years of Off-Roading -- reflections on lessons learned

Crescent Wrench and a Creeper -- vehicle maintenance made easy.

The Jeep That Saved the Day (and our lives) -- by Del & Stacie

Discoverers, Developers and Merchants -- old west comparison

Stop the Stink -- Getting the "smell" out of our great country (3/17/10)

Rumbling of Thunder -- in the OHV skies -- by Del & Stacie

2010 War Machine -- the Albright Jeep New Look and Sponsors

Strategies to Win the War on Access -- by Del Albright, Recreation Advocate

Little Wins and Rays of Hope - Helping you stay in the game

View From the Locked Gate --

The Future is Calling -- Who will be there to answer?

A New President! Now What? -- mobilizing OHV forces

Movies, Madness and My Backyard -- trying economic times

Collaboration - the "Collaborative Process"

Of Boards and Bureaucracies

The Wilderness Train

"Go Green" in Your Outdoor Recreation

ATV Jamboree, Elko, Nevada

Gem of Nevada Trail System Opens (Elko, NV)

Merging Traffic

Calico Cleanup a Huge Success

Resolving Problems in Clubs -- Partners, Possibles and Poops

Del writes about Nine Mile Canyon for RoadTrip America

Warn Introduces New Powerplant Combo Winch

The Track-n-Tackle Stop'n Rob

Redistributing -- Managing your desk and piles

Powertank Supports Access

Save Our Sweetwater (SOS) Mountains

They Wouldn't Compromise. Why Would You?

Top 10 Survey, Nationwide, Issues and Target Areas

Teddy Roosevelt Said It Best -- Allegiance

Endangered Species Act Explained

The Many Roads of the Rubicon Trail

Del's Jeep Gets a Co-Sponsored Overhaul and Rebuild!

Hump and Bump in Las Vegas, NV

Range Magazine for Everyone Who Cares

18th Annual National Trails Symposium -- National Recreational Trails

The Endangered Species Act and the Fisherman

The Proper Care and Feeding of Volunteers (Dan Stra and Del)

They're After Our Kids!

Living with Conflict in Recreation

Basic Training for Life - Rules for Recreationists

Rules for Great Spotters & Great Drivers (by Dan Stra)

Annual 2004 Newsletter from Del

Softening the Iron Grip of Club Elders and Founders

A Call to Quills

Less Debate; More Deicisions?

Is Wilderness Stealing Our Heritage?

Del Meets Wacko; My First Real Wacko Encounter

Do Personalities Rule Your Recreation?

Letter Writing Tips

How To Build A Coalition and Save a Recreation Area

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