utabintarbo wrote:I think you miss my point. As long as the state (or an arm thereof) in control of these resources, they will be essentially "for sale" to the highest bidder in terms of political pull. Whether the mountain bikers' pull or the BCH's pull wins out is yet to be determined. But the story will not end there, because new legislators are elected every 2 years.
Maybe a system like Scotland's would be better, where anyone can go essentially anywhere as long as they don't hurt anything. That likely wouldn't work here, but it's cool to think about.
I understand that without State control, there would be no control for them to 'sell' via political pull. And without State control there would be no need for us to have this discussion. But there also wouldn't be any outlet for us to air our grievances against the BCHG. The BCHG would probably like to replicate Scotland's system so that they could go wherever they want. But then, who is the body of people that determines how "hurting anything" is defined?
Your statement is a little like wondering, "if there were no birds, would man have ever created flying machines?", and then setting about trying to recreate a world without birds.