Thursday, November 30, 2006
Xtreme off-roaders target rare Death Valley stream
Daniel R. Patterson
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK -- The Los Angeles Times on Nov 28 revisited an issued I've worked on for a long-time, protection of Surprise Canyon and the most productive spring-fed riparian stream in the Mojave Desert.
The Times even used two of my photos.
Surprise Canyon is a rare desert jewel, not a road.
Even the Bush BLM & Interior Dept. should back away from the loser push to let extreme modified jeeps wreck the stream by chainsawing trees and trying to winch up waterfalls.
PEER, CBD and others are moving in court to keep the canyon protected.