Arizona Backcountry Explorers is a local media company dedicated to engaging the public in policy proposals that close or restrict access to public lands in Arizona. Nobody in the United States has the ability to engage public land users in defense of motorized access, like we do!
Arizona Law gives local political subdivisions authority to close roads over federal lands. Therefore, it’s important that we stay engaged in these local processes.
Arizona’s most iconic and scenic road is closed, and we need your help re-opening this national treasure.
Three years ago, the Woodbury Wildfire cause significant damage to the surrounding National Forest. Shortly after, a large tropical storm ripped through the area, causing a rockfall on Fish Creek Hill. Since that time, ADOT has indefinitely closed a 7 mile section between Fish Creek Hill to Apache Lake Marina.
Sedona City Officials are pressuring the Coconino National Forest to prohibit dispersed camping and initiate a permit system on populair forest roads around Sedona.
Anti access groups are claiming that OHVs are destroying the natural landscape and petroglyphs by kicking up large dust clouds. In addition to motorized restrictions, the City is attempting to regulate OHV businesses like adult sex shops.
Federal Land Management agencies close motorized access under the guise of Travel Management Planning. This process is applied to carry out various congressional mandates under multiple federal laws.
The Bureau of land management is attempting to close thousands of miles of roads on public lands.
The USDA Forest Service is closing thousands of miles of roads on public lands in Arizona.