It has been a raucous couple of weeks. First we see Japan in catastrophe. Then Americans and Europeans bombing together in Libya. (Mostly us but they signed on right up front.)
During these high intensity times we tend to forget that are lots of things that still need attention within our political borders. One thing we learn from a small nation like Japan is that there are not many places to run away too when you really need to leave quickly. That is a problem we don't have in our great landscapes in the United States.
Right now we don't need to outrun Tsunamis. We do need to outrun off road vehicles though in our fragile western deserts and landscapes. This is a problem that keeps getting worse. Just look at the advertising the ORV people do on TV. Pretty much tearing up the peace, quiet, watersheds and landscapes. There are responsible riders, but it only takes a few to do great damage.
These areas that are requested for exclusion from ORVs have extremely vulnerable streams, vegetation, and wildlife habitat. They need to be saved. So we can always have a place to run off too.
You can send a letter asking the Secretary to defend this American Treasure. Here is a site to make it easy.