ORV Mayhem Video Contest -- Surf the Web and See What Happens on Utah's Public Lands

Utah’s magnificent redrock country, reknowned for its stunning landscape of serpentine canyons, iconic buttes and slickrock mesas is gradually being converted into an off-road vehicle (ORV) theme park.  A quick look at YouTube reveals the extent of the destruction:

ORV Mayhem

As a result of the Bush land use plans that were rushed through during the waning hours of the last administration, Utah’s public lands are being managed as playgrounds for ORVs.  The Obama administration should fix these horrendous plans, not perpetuate them. 

We want your help in collecting ORV Mayhem videos from YouTube and other websites (or from your own collection) illustrating the type of ORV use that occurs, legally (!), on Utah’s public lands as a result of the out-of-balance and misguided Bush plans.  Prizes will be awarded for the best (really, worst) videos in the following categories:

  • Overall  ORV Mayhem
  • Ripping Up Riparian Mayhem
  • Choking on Dust Mayhem
  • Burning Rubber Mayhem

There are two ways to enter:

  1. Tweet the video link using hashtag #ORVmayhem.  Follow SUWA on Twitter @SouthernUTWild!
  2. Email the video link to ORVmayhem@suwa.org.


  • Videos must depict ORV use on Utah’s public lands.  Examples to get you started include: Moquith Mountain, Factory Butte, Tenmile, White Wash Sand Dunes, Arch Canyon, Hog Canyon, Indian Creek . . .  
  • Videos should depict ORV use that is causing damage to Utah’s public lands and resources, and/or causing conflicts with other users of Utah’s public lands. 
  • Limit of 2 video entries per person.
  • If multiple entries of the same video are submitted, we will accept the first entry received for the contest. 
  • Employees of SUWA and their immediate families are not eligible for the contest. 

The deadline for submitting ORV Mayhem videos is September 30, 2010. 

Help us show the Obama Administration why the Bush Plans must be fixed NOW!

For more information, please go to www.suwa.org/ORVMayhem


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