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MONTANA - Ten Lakes Travel Management Project Needs Your Comment

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 09:23

The Fortine Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest has developed a proposed action for the Ten Lakes Travel Management Project. The project area is located north and east of Eureka, Montana and includes 64,177 acres. The project boundary contains the Ten Lakes Wilderness Study Area (WSA). Proposed activities include designation of over-snow motorized use areas and non-winter trail management. There are two proposed seasons of motorized over-snow vehicle travel. Season One

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OREGON - BLM Hosts Open House in Klamath Falls on Western Oregon Draft RMP-EIS

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 14:28

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Klamath Falls Field office of the Lakeview District will be hosting an open house to learn about the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Western Oregon. The open house meeting will be held the evening of May 26, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel located at 2500 Almond Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon. BLM employees will be on hand to answer questions, provide information and listen to concerns. There

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UTAH - BLM Price Announces Next Recreation Planning Meeting for May

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:14

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office has announced that the next Recreation Planning Meeting will be held at the BLM Price Field Office (125 S 600 W, Price, UT) on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. During this meeting they will be discussing current and future recreation projects. Anyone interested in outdoor recreation on BLM managed land in Carbon and Emery Counties is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Jaydon Mead, Recreation Technician (OHV

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NEVADA - BLM Extends Public Comment Period for the Carson City District Draft RMP/EIS for Another 30 Days

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 14:30

The Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Acting State Director John Ruhs has announced that he will extend the current public comment period for the Carson City District Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) an additional 30 days. The extended timeframe means that the comment period on the Draft RMP/EIS, which was previously set to close April 27, 2015, will now close on May 27, 2015. This is the second 30-day extension

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Reno Expo Silent Auction Raises Over $6,000 For BRC

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:14
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RENO, NV (May 6, 2015) -- The awesome folks at Lockett Shows (Al and Shirley Lockett, and crew) raised $6,621 to support the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) in its efforts to protect and preserve recreation access. The funds were raised through Silent Auction at the Reno Expo 2015 in Nevada. The Reno Expo is held every year at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and is produced by Lockett Shows. Not just one show, but four great shows, all in one location.

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COLORADO - BLM To Hold Public Meeting Regarding White River Field Office Travel Management Plan

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 09:47

The Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office will hold a public workshop on May 6, 2015, to discuss the public review period for its 2014 Travel Route Inventory and future travel management efforts. This meeting is intended to provide the public with an understanding of the multi-year process the BLM is undertaking in order to complete travel management plans for the White River Field Office and to answer questions about these efforts. This is an opportunity for the community to be engaged in this complex

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OREGON - BLM Releases Draft RMP and DEIS for Western Oregon

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:59

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced the release of the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Revisions and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Western Oregon. On Friday, April 24, 2015, the Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register. This announcement kicks off the opening of the public comment period.To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP Revisions and Draft EIS within 90 days following the date

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1st Annual Cow Tag Off-Road Ride: June 27th

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 13:22

Help KLIM support Off-Road Trail Advocacy Groups, Ride a fun, one-of-a-kind event in KLIM’s Test Lab—the pristine single-track of Idaho—and have a chance at winning awesome prizes including Cody Webb’s MAXXIS SuperEnduro World Championship KTM Race Bike!

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Senate Introduces Legislation to Ensure Appropriate Safety Standards for Side-by-Sides!

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:31

On February 18, 2015, BRC's Don Amador, a SXS enthusiast, asked you to contact Congress because federal regulators were trying to impose their "street-oriented" view on SXS users and the industry by proposing a Rule which could have devastated SXS recreation. BRC asked you to send an email urging your representative to cosponsor H.R. 999 -- The ROV In-Depth Examination Act. Your response was awesome!  That House bill has gained a lot of support.

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ARIZONA- Kaibab National Forest Seeks Comments On Adding Camping Corridors

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 10:21

The Kaibab National Forest is seeking public comments on an Environmental Assessment released today that analyzes the potential effects of adding camping corridors and making other changes to the transportation system of the Williams and Tusayan ranger districts. The document and background information are available on the Kaibab National Forest website at http://go.usa.gov/kpQV. The 30-day comment period begins tomorrow and runs through May 11.

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WASHINGTON & OREGON - FS to Hold Forest-Level Listening Sessions

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:19

The Pacific Northwest Region has announced plans for holding additional forest management plan revision listening sessions. Eleven listening sessions are planned so far in locations throughout Oregon and Washington. These sessions follow an initial round of listening sessions held earlier in Portland, Seattle and Redding, CA. The purposes of the sessions are to share our current thinking on plan revision, share how science will inform the process, and listen to

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ALASKA - Chugach National Forest - Forest Plan Revision Meetings Announced

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 16:38

The public is invited to join Chugach National Forest officials at a series of upcoming public meetings. Forest Service staff will share and discuss the work that has taken place during the current forest plan revision process, including sharing preliminary needs to change and highlighting what's staying the same. Additionally staff will share the next steps in the process, including the release and public scoping for the proposed revised forest plan in fall 2015.

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Clearwater Settlement Approved - Recreation Groups Declare Victory On Recommended Wilderness Claims

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:29
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BOISE, ID (April 21, 2015)--A federal court has accepted the settlement agreement that resolves a lawsuit claiming that the Clearwater National Forest illegally closed recommended wilderness areas (RWA) to motorized use. The agreement, between the Forest Service and lawyers for the Idaho State Snowmobile Association and BlueRibbon Coalition, requires the agency to conduct a new analysis and issue a new decision to evaluate "motorized and over snow access management" in the areas.

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Send Support Letters For H.R. 1838-Let's Reopen Clear Creek

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:20

On April 16, California Representatives David G. Valadao (CA-21), Sam Farr (CA-21), and Jeff Denham (CA-10) introduced H.R. 1838, the Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act, to direct the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reopen the 75,000 acre Clear Creek Management Area in San Benito and Fresno counties for recreational use, including access for off-road vehicles. Additionally, the legislation would protect approximately 21,000 acres of BLM land adjacent to Clear Creek as the Joaquin

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UTAH - BLM Price Announces Draft EA For Potential Trail System In The Wood Hill Area

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:41

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office (PFO) has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to potentially designate a mountain bike trail system in the Wood Hill Area north of Price, Utah. Please review the EA and send your comments to Matt Blocker at mblocker@blm.gov or call 435-636-3631. You can find the EA online at https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/files/DRAFT_wood_hill_EA.pdf, or on the Utah Environ

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Bipartisan Bill Introduced To Reopen Clear Creek For Off-Highway Vehicles

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:21
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 17, 2015) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition, a national trail-based recreation group, applauds Congressman Sam Farr (D-Salinas) and Congressman David Valadao (R-Coalinga), and Congressman Jeff Denham (R- Modesto)  for reintroducing the Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act of 2015 (H.R. 1838).  The bill would reopen the 75,000 acre Clear Creek Management Area to OHV recreation and other multiple-uses. In addition, the proposal would designate about 21,000 acres nearby as the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness.

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COLORADO-BLM Releases Proposed RMP and Final EIS for Grand Junction Field Office

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:48

The Bureau of Land Management has released the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the approximately one million-acre Grand Junction Field Office in northwestern Colorado. The Grand Junction Field Office includes some of the public's most diverse landscapes and provides some of the nation's premier recreational opportunities. The plan includes a 700,900-acre Shale Ridges and Canyons Master Leasing Plan with oil and gas restrictions ranging from limiting visual impacts to 

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WYOMING - FS Seeks Input on the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 15:13

The Forest Service is seeking input on the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project. The project area encompasses approximately 210,000 acres of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests in the Snowy Range portion of the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. All proposals are located in Carbon County, WY, east of Saratoga. The project area boundary is the Laramie Ranger District to the south and east and the Forest boundary to the north and west. The legal description is T14-19N R79-82W, 6th

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UTAH - NPS Proposes Implementing Day Use Permit for the White Rim and Elephant Hill Roads

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:34

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a proposal to require permits for all motor vehicle and bicycle day use on the White Rim and Elephant Hill roads in Canyonlands National Park. Requiring permits for day use on these increasingly popular roads will help the park better protect resources and the visitor experience in these wild and remote locations. For the White Rim road, a total of 50 day use vehicle permits (including motorcycles)

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Del Albright Selected As Member Of Exclusive BFGoodrich® Performance Team

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:56
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POCATELLO, ID (April 10, 2015) -- Del Albright, Director of Operations for BRC has achieved what many only aspire to do--to make his automotive and outdoor passion a primary job. Dating back 50 years when his Dad, Elmer introduced Del to motorsports in a 1952 Studebaker, chopped down and set up as a brush buggy, Del's enthusiasm for motors has never diminished. His passion and dedication was honored in 2014 by being inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.

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