Going Off-Road to Give Back

Published: October 23, 2020

Students in Daniel Johnson’s Powersports and Small Engine Repair Technology classes at College of Western Idaho have always been encouraged to learn as much as they can about the technology, sport, and enjoyment behind motorcycles, ATVs, and UTVs. On Monday, Oct. 12, that encouragement was expressed by way of a class field trip south of Kuna to explore local Bureau of Land Management off-road tracks used and enjoyed by powersport machines and their riders.

Unfortunately, and much too often, these same public lands are taken for granted and abused by a minority of local Idaho outdoor enthusiasts. To show the class’s commitment to responsible use of our public lands, time was on-site was spent collecting hundreds of pounds of trash recklessly left on the ground including shotgun shells, mattresses, aluminum cans, pizza boxes, and televisions.

A great time was had by all! The class left these public lands with a deeper appreciation of the enjoyment behind the powersports industry while leaving behind a cleaner place to enjoy the Idaho outdoors.

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