Monday, August 6, 2018

Amador Message on Leaving BRC and Post BRC Land Use Efforts

Goat Mountain Road Closed to the Public by Ranch Fire
Stonyford OHV Area - Mendocino National Forest

Dear OHV Family and Friends,

On August 3, I officially withdrew my name for consideration for a post in a restructured Sharetrails/BlueRibbon Coalition.

It has been an honor and privilege for me to have been a part of BRC for the past 28 years.  I want to thank BRC founder, Clark Collins, other key BRC leads, public/private partners, congressional staff, various OHV organizations, land agencies, OHV Industry, elected officials, and sponsors for their support and mentoring of this outdoor guy from the Redwood Region of Northern California. 

I deeply treasure the diverse experiences gained from working for BRC in helping craft key legislative plans, empowering the grassroots, addressing tough political challenges, and fighting numerous legal battles in support of responsible motorized recreation on designated roads, trails, and areas. I wish BRC leadership all the best in the coming years.

My departure from BRC will allow more time for me at Quiet Warrior Racing/Consulting to focus on SxS training, post-wildfire mitigation efforts, sustainable OHV/OSV and electric OHV/eMTB trail and area management prescriptions, workshops, sound education, travel planning, and collaborative recreation/forest health work.

I also look forward to reviewing new opportunities in land and recreation management-related policy, legislation, land management, and legal.

Be assured that I will continue being engaged in ongoing efforts to promote and protect responsible OHV/OSV recreation on public and private lands.

Best regards,


Don Amador
Oakley, CA

President – Quiet Warrior Racing/Consulting –
Core-Team Lead – FireScape Mendocino -
2018 – Friend of the AMA Award -
2016 Inductee - Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame -
2013 – Hutzler Award – AMA District 36 -
Member, Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals -