Not sure who to ask (Carla Boucher or John Stewart or someone else) and not sure if the question is appropriate this thread or another (but I've been active on this thread)
Why does the Volunteer Trail Patrol program material I can read on the UFWDA site seem soooo insistent that the volunteers be sooo non-confrontational. I don't mean to say that volunteers interested in correcting a problem (an offending driver) should have "license" to storm a person. Just that if a volunteer happens on a "problem" that volunteer believes can be handled safely with a little discussion, that seems to be the way the problem should be expediently handled - - vs - - photos, report, get material to enforcement, wait.
I've been on trail rides in CO and UT and been party to handling a "problem" both ways.
1- ATV and rider parked 200' off trail, party of 6 Jeeps show, we park on the trail and designate goes to visit with offender (who was just looking for good foot access to river for fishing), problem solved.
2- Spot 4WD doing donuts in wet sensitive area high in the San Juans, CO, driver evaded discussion but not telephoto lenses. Have heard he lost his (probably his Mom's) SUV.