Ultimately, if everyone shows respect for others, we can care for and share public rangelands for decades to come, officials said.
“The biggest message that I’d like to get out to people is it doesn’t matter if you’re horseback, you’re hiking, you’re on a motorcycle and ATV, be a good steward of the land,” Brown says.
Follow the rules and enjoy your outdoor experience, Page says.
“Certainly as a recreation users, if you want to have good relationships with private landowners or land management agencies, whatever your use is, if you want those uses to continue, anyone who’s pretty smart about it is going to play by the rules,” he says. “And encourage others in their user group to do the same thing.”
Oliver encourages trail riders to join clubs, go on trail rides and learn the country.
“I really want people to understand that we are working toward a goal for all of us to come out and recreate,” he says. “This is our public land, let’s keep it pristine and enjoyable for everybody.”
The Idaho Rangeland Conservation Partnership will continue to have an open dialogue about recreation/access issues today and in the future.
For more information, please see our Recreation Access brochure with 10 tips for a Safe and Enjoyable outdoor adventure.