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Patient persistence seems to be the answer. You must ask first, and keep asking every month until they finally determine you are going to get your desired outcome one way or the other. I firmly believe that if you use this method, eventually -- in the long run, you can even reopen trails in your local area that have been long closed. Patient, but persistent prodding, poking, inquiring, and long-term desire will get you either a new trail or reopen one that was taken away. It won’t be easy, but good things seldom are. Cooperation is another significant word to incorporate. Without cooperation, you’ll only increase the time necessary. As you can see, the overwhelming part of this kind of work MUST be done at the local level. NO state or national organization is capable of monitoring individual trails like you will need to. What you want from your state and national organizations is direction, advice, and support. The many things you must do to make things like this happen are numerous and sometimes intricate.

You’ll need some “wisdom” from those experienced in doing this. THAT is where the larger organizations can shine. Somewhere in those organizations is someone with the knowledge to help you through the rough spots. Now --- go out and pick your first project(s). Get the ball rolling and keep up the pressure. Be flexible. You may not get EXACTLY what you want, but if you are patiently persistent and cooperative, you can become the proud owner of a new or old motorized trail. P.S. One last thing… when you do come to that fork in the road… TAKE IT!! One of those trails may become your next project. P.P.S. “To implement means: to put a decision, plan, strategy, etc. into effect. That means there is action tied to strategic purpose, and there is something DONE... Put into effect.” - Craig Ballantyne

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UFWDA Voice December '16  

United Four Wheel Drive Associations Inc. an international organization's magazine for four wheeling

UFWDA Voice December '16  

United Four Wheel Drive Associations Inc. an international organization's magazine for four wheeling

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