The 10% Problem

If you wondering if your voice matters, or if any of this is even necessary, here's something to think about:

According to USFS National Visitor Use Monitoring data, annual cross country ski and snowshoe visits outnumber snowmobile visits by nearly three times on the Deschutes-Ochoco National Forest yet less than 10 percent of total forest acreage–including designated Wilderness–is protected for non-motorized winter use.

The situation is out of balance. It's time to restore some solitude to the wild lands.