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NEVADA - Land Use Update on BLM's Moon Rocks/Hungry Valley OHV Area

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:01

The BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org was recently contacted by some of our members who heard rumors that a land transfer bill, H.R. 2733, may include portions of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Moon Rocks/Hungry Valley OHV Area near Reno, Nevada. And, that said transfer would result in the closure of the OHV area. BRC contacted both the BLM and Congressional Representatives to ascertain if, in fact, there were any impacts to legal OHV

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ARIZONA - Red Rock Ranger District Seeks Public Comments On Soldiers Pass Motorized Use Proposal

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:17

The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is asking for public comments as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate revising management of motorized use on the Soldiers Pass Road near Sedona, Arizona. Soldiers Pass Road is located northwest of Sedona and consists of Forest Service roads 9904, 9904B and 9904C. Together, these roads total approximately 1.2 miles in length. The purpose of this proposal is to

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BlueRibbon Magazine, Issue #4

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:54

POCATELLO, ID (April 26, 2016) -- Sharetrails.org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is pleased to announce the recent release of issue #4 of the BlueRibbon Magazine. This issue is packed with outstanding winter articles and a variety of recreation topics.

Hard copies of the BlueRibbon Magazine should be arriving at doorsteps this week (if they have not already arrived). If your copy has not yet arrived, there's no need to wait! The digital edition of the BlueRibbon Magazine is available today, in FlipZine or PDF versions.

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MONTANA - Public Input Sought on BLM Little Rockies Travel Management Plan

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:01

The Bureau of Land Management Malta Field Office is seeking public input about the Little Rockies Travel Management Plan. The BLM is looking for input on motorized vehicle, off-highway vehicle, snowmobile and non-motorized transportation uses on public lands in the Little Rockies Travel Management Planning Area of Phillips County. The 30-day scoping period began on April 5, 2016, and will end May 4, 2016. Maps of the current management plan

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NEW MEXICO - Santa Fe NF Announces Wilderness Process Community Meetings

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 16:44

The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is initiating the next phase of Forest Plan Revision where they must determine if there are areas within the forest's boundaries that are suitable or not suitable for designation as Wilderness. The four steps in this process are: 1) Inventory, 2) Evaluation, 3) Analysis, and 4) Recommendation. Although the specifics for each of these steps are broadly defined by Forest Service directives (FSH 1909.12 Chapter 70), your input can have an impact

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BLM Announces Comment Period Extension on the BLM's Proposed Planning Rule

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 13:31

In response to requests from the public, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the comment period on the proposed planning rule by 30 days. The comment period now closes on May 25, 2016. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Mail: Director (630), Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W., Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20240, Attention: 1004-AE39

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CALIFORNIA - FS Seeks Input on Draft Environmental Assessment for Roads, Trail and Facilities

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 15:54

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is seeking comments on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the management and use of existing roads, trails and facilities located on National Forest System (NFS) lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The draft EA analyzes the proposed action's four components: maintenance and management of roads, trails and facilities; authorization of outfitter guide activities; authorization of events;

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OREGON – BLM Seeks Input on Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Draft Transportation Management Plan

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 13:30

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Medford District Office has announced that the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (CSNM) Draft Transportation Management Plan (TMP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) is now available for a 45-day public review. The draft TMP/EA describes and analyzes four alternatives for future management of the monument transportation system. The four alternatives address management of roads,

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The Cowtag Event Returns!

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:04

It's time once again for the annual COW TAG event! Please join KLIM and the Sharetrails/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) at this one-of-a-kind ride to be held on Saturday, June 25 at Kelly Canyon, ID. Proceeds benefit trail organizations and Sharetrails/BRC. Enter to win a 2016 Beta 300RR Race Edition!...

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UTAH - BLM Seeks Input on Nine Mile Canyon Recreation Plan

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:01

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office is seeking public input on a range of preliminary alternatives to be considered in the Nine Mile Canyon Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) Environmental Assessment. The Nine Mile Canyon SRMA, managed by the Price and Vernal Field Offices, is internationally significant for its concentration of archaeological sites and extensive rock art. Preliminary alternatives to be analyzed include a range

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Off-Road Motorsports Hall Of Fame Seeks Nominations!

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 12:13

Do you know someone who belongs in the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame? April is nomination month for the Hall of Fame. There are many well deserving people in off-road who should be in the Hall of Fame, yet until they are officially nominated, they cannot be considered for induction. The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame accepts nominations

Announcement from the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame below:

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CALIFORNIA - Public Invited to Provide Input for Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle Area Management Plan

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 13:55

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Barstow Field Office, has announced dates, times, and locations of public meetings to allow public input in the development of the Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area Management Plan. The goal of public input is to assess a variety of issues and proposed solutions. Comments and concerns regarding land use, off-highway vehicle area access, visitor services, off-highway vehicle

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WASHINGTON - Comment Period Extended for the Colville Forest Draft Revised Forest Plan

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 08:30

The timeframe to comment on the Colville National Forest draft revised Forest Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been extended by 45 days; the deadline for submitting comments is now July 5, 2016. The extension provides additional time for the public to review the documents and submit comments. The draft forest plan and DEIS became available for review on February 19, 2016, for a minimum

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National Legislative Update-Good News on Clear Creek

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 09:50

The BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org (BRC) wants to thank all members of the OHV community who have worked hard over the last 5 years to help create a legislative proposal (H.R. 1838) to reopen the BLM's Clear Creek Recreation Area near Hollister, California. According to an announcement from the House Committee on Natural Resources, H.R. 1838 (the bill to reopen Clear Creek to OHV use) will get a markup on March 16, 2016.

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ARIZONA - Opportunity to Comment Preliminary EA for Proposed Changes to the Motorized Travel System

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:47

The Coronado National Forest, Douglas Ranger District, has prepared a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) for Proposed Changes to the Motorized Travel System on the Douglas Ranger District. Comments are sought on the proposal (see below). The proposed project is located on National Forest System Lands in portions of Cochise County in southern Arizona and Hidalgo County in southwestern New Mexico. It is intended to provide a system of

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CALIFORNIA - Forest Service to Host Open House on Winter Travel Management Planning

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 13:03

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will soon begin the planning process to designate National Forest System areas for over-the-snow vehicle (OSV) use in the Lake Tahoe Basin. This process will update the current LTBMU Snowmobile Guide and take a comprehensive look at access, parking, and motorized and non-motorized winter recreation opportunities. The LTBMU will hold three informational open houses to provide the public and interested stakeholders

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BLM Announces Informational Webinar & Public Meeting on the BLM's Proposed Planning Rule

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 09:23

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is inviting members of the public to participate in an informational webinar or an in-person live-streamed public meeting to hear information on BLM's proposed planning rule. The webinar and public meeting will both focus on: -Providing information on the content of the proposed rule; and -Providing an opportunity for members of the public to ask clarifying questions.

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UTAH - BLM Price Announces Next Recreation Planning Meeting

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 11:52

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, March 9, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. During this meeting they will highlight some of the recently completed volunteer projects, and talk about plans for future projects. Anyone interested in outdoor recreation on BLM managed land in Carbon and Emery Counties is welcome to attend.

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WASHINGTON - Revised Forest Plan DEIS Available for Review and Comment

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 09:27

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on the Draft Revised Forest Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Colville National Forest. The collaborative development of the draft plan spanned more than 10 years and was shaped by the best available science, current laws and public input gathered at over 60 public meetings and more than 15 public community-based work groups. These meetings identified the core values of local communities

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OREGON - Ochoco National Forest Seeks Input on Draft OHV plan

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 09:52

The Ochoco National Forest is seeking public input on the draft plan for a proposed 130-mile Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail system, known as the Ochoco Summit Trail System Project. The trail system is intended to provide OHV users a well-designed, sustainable place to ride in the Ochocos in order to prevent unregulated, and sometimes damaging, off-road use from occurring in other parts of the forest.

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