She’s a sentry trying to save the serenity of Sedona, but it’s an uphill fight against off-highway vehicles


Lane Sainty of the Arizona Republic

SEDONA — DeAnna Bindley is standing by a dirt road, a baseball cap shielding her eyes from the midday sun, waiting for the thing she hates most in the world.

“You can hear that, right?” she says, staring into the juniper trees.

The noise is barely perceptible. The kind of faraway sound you might catch — just — if you stop talking, hold completely still, and cock your ear in the right direction.

But Bindley is primed to recognize the unmistakable growl of her approaching nemesis.

She lives next to the road, in a newly-built home with a cool concrete interior and floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal sweeping views of Bear Mountain outside Sedona.

Bindley and her husband are among the 10,000 people who live permanently by Sedona’s famous red rocks. She has no beef with her fellow residents. It’s the three million other people who visit each year to gawk and engage in one of their favorite activities: renting off-highway vehicles.

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DeAnna Bindley of Keep Sedona Beautiful

Unregulated Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use by irresponsible OHV drivers in the Red Rock District of the Coconino National Forest is having a disastrous impact on both the environment and the quality of life for residents.

Help solve the OHV crisis

tree killed by dust from off-road vehicles

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Peeling dead bark from a deceased tree killed by dust

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DeAnna Bindley in Sedona

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Fighting OHVs from her computer in Sedona

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