Wilderness Podcast

Mountain Bikes, Wreckreation & Wilderness | Christopher Ketcham | Ep. 043

December 01, 2020 Wilderness Podcast Episode 43
Wilderness Podcast
Mountain Bikes, Wreckreation & Wilderness | Christopher Ketcham | Ep. 043
Show Notes

In this episode I speak with Christopher Ketcham, author of This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism and Corruption are Ruining the American West. We talk about Senate Bill 1695 which would amend the Wilderness Act to allow for mechanized recreation (mountain bikes) in designated Wilderness, the recreation industry's grip on self-professed environmental groups, the Wilderness Act and the ban on mechanization, impacts of mountain biking and other recreation on wildlife populations, allowing mountain bikes in Wilderness as a slippery slope, recreation capitalism, recreation as a distraction and cultural pacifier and fighting for wilderness values.

This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism & Corruption are Ruining the American West

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