Here's the audio file (MP3/15MB/1:05:42) for this Friday, October 17, 2008, session: Download C1_Land
The panel will discuss the growing use of Off-Road Vehicles on public lands and the issues related to this use. ORVs include everything from four-wheelers and snowmobiles to jet skis. Problems created by ORVs include water, noise and air pollution, disruption of wildlife, and the spread of weeds. Currently federal and state agencies are grappling with restricting and/or banning these machines from many parts of the public land.
Moderator: George Wuerthner, Freelance Writer and Author, Thrillcraft: The Environmental Consequences of Motorized Recreation
Derb Carter, Director, Chapel Hill Office, Southern Environmental Law Center
Jim Furnish, former Deputy Chief, U.S. Forest Service
Brian Hawthorne, Public Lands Policy Director, BlueRibbon Coalition
Jeff Ruch, Executive Director, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility