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CALIFORNIA - FS Announces Launch of Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation Analysis on Five Forests

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:16

The Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5) of the U.S. Forest Service will soon begin environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) based on Subpart C of the Travel Management Rule. Five national forests in California are undertaking Subpart C analysis to improve their management of over-snow vehicle use and to designate a system of areas, roads, and trails, including groomed trails, for over-snow vehicle use. This process is being conducted, in part,  to meet the

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Recreation Community Mourns Loss Of An Access Champion

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:56
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ELKO, NV (October 29, 2014) -- Grant Gerber, a long-time advocate for public access to public lands (and a true cowboy of the open range), passed away recently. "He [is] remembered for dedicating his life to fighting for local rights against federal encroachment," read the story in the Elko Daily Free Press, the local newspaper for Grant's hometown. But to the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) and the OHV community, he was much more.

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NEVADA - BLM Hosts Public Meetings for the Draft RMP/EIS Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:27

As part of the draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices, the Bureau of Land Management will host five public meetings the first two weeks of November.     November 3 - Laughlin Library, 2840 South Needles Hwy, Laughlin November 5 - James I. Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson

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CALIFORNIA & NEVADA - Special Showing of On Any Sunday The Next Chapter

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:52

There will be a special showing of On Any Sunday - The Next Chapter on Friday, November 21, 2014, at the State Theater, 1307 J Street, Modesto, California. Doors Open at 6:30 pm. Your support for this event will help raise funds for the BlueRibbon Coalition Legal Defense Fund, which fights arbitrary closures of your public lands.Let's fill this 500 seat theater in Modesto on November 21st to show our love of off-road and

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CALIFORNIA & NEVADA - Tahoe NF to Host Open Houses on Forest Roads Analysis

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:14

The Tahoe National Forest will host two public open houses in October to discuss the forest roads system and look at the relationship between roads and various resource impacts. The open houses are part of engaging the public in Subpart A of the U.S. Forest Service's 2005 Travel Management Rule. Subpart A is an analysis of the forest's road system. The open houses are an opportunity for the forest to share information and the public to help inform the ongoing analysis.

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IDAHO - Sawtooth National Recreation Area Wants Your Input on the Wood River Travel Plan

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:10

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area would like to invite the public to provide further discussion regarding summer travel opportunities within the Big Wood River watershed of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Please join Forest Service personnel on October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at Woodside Motorsports located at 4040 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey, Idaho. The purpose of this planning effort is to bring road and trail use into compliance with the Forest Plan

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A Message From ISMA: Look Before You Pump!

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:23
Contact:  Ed Klim, International Snowmobile Manufacturer's Assn.

Below is an important reminder we'd like to share with our snowmobile enthusiast members, now that the season is upon us.

Look Before You Pump!

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Check Out CA4WDC's "Five Buck Jeep JK"

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:19

We thought that our members and supporters might be interested in the Jeep JK that the California Association of 4-Wheel Drive Clubs (CA4WDC) is raffling off! Five bucks sounds like a good deal to us.

Five Buck JK

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A Message From ISMA: Look Before You Pump!

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:54

Below is an important reminder we'd like to share with our snowmobile enthusiast members, now that the season is upon us.

Look Before You Pump!

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WASHINGTON - Help Save Teanaway Forest

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:15

We received an update from Tod Petersen, Political Action Committee Chairman for the Washington Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance (WOHVA), on the Teanaway Community Forest.  Tod Petersen is also Legislative/Land Use Coordinator - Northwest Motorcycle Association.  BRC urges our members to take advantage of this opportunity to submit pro-OHV comments in the flyer below. We've pasted his update below. Please take a second to look it over and pass it along.

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CALIFORNIA - Federal and State Agencies Announce Public Meetings for Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:51

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have announced the dates and locations of several public meetings for the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS).Public meetings will be held throughout the DRECP planning area and surrounding population centers between Oct

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BLM Sacramento Listening Session

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:24

I attended the BLM 2.0 Listening Session in Sacramento yesterday on behalf of the BlueRibbon Coalition.  As many of you know, this is part of the BLM's ongoing effort to improve the management of the nation's public lands by working more efficiently with the public and partners. Both the Denver and Sacramento meetings provided an overview of the effort as well as facilitating group discussion on methods to improve the BLM's planning process.

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BLM Denver Listening Session

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:24
Report on BLM Denver Listening Session Planning 2.0: Improving the Way we Plan Together

On October 1, 2014 the BLM held a public "Listening Session" on their efforts to improve BLM's management planning process for developing and updating their Resource Management Plans (RMPs).

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UTAH - Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests Seek Public Comment on Draft SEIS

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:59

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is seeking public comment on the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement ("draft SEIS") for the Ogden Ranger District Travel Plan Revision Project. This draft SEIS was initiated in response to a March 20 12 U.S. district court order instructing the Forest Service to address deficiencies in the previous environmental analysis and the 2007 record of decision for travel plan revision on the Ogden Ranger District.

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IDAHO - Nez Perce-Clearwater Forest Plan Revision Collaborative Meeting Scheduled

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 15:17

The Forest Plan revision collaborative meeting postponed because of the Johnson Bar fire has been rescheduled to October 18, 2014.  This meeting will include a brief overview of forest planning and the proposed action, how to comment on the proposed action, and a question and answer session with interdisciplinary team members. Forest Plan Revision Collaborative Meeting - When: Saturday October 18th, 8:30 am to 2 pm.

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NORTH CAROLINA - Forest Service Announces Next Round of Plan Revision Meetings

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:02

The National Forests in North Carolina has announced the schedule for the next round of meetings held as part of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan revision. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Each of the six meetings will be held from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Every meeting will have the same agenda and present the same information, and provide opportunity for public review and comment.

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Recreation Groups Settle Illegal Wilderness Lawsuit

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:48
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BOISE, ID (October 6, 2014)--A newly-filed settlement agreement would withdraw restrictions on motorized and mechanized access to "Recommended Wilderness" Areas (RWA) in Idaho's Clearwater National Forest. The settlement comes in a lawsuit filed in 2012 by the Idaho State Snowmobile Association and the BlueRibbon Coalition, which alleged that the Northern Region of the Forest Service (FS) created an internal "recommended wilderness policy" that illegally limited management options.

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North American XJ Association Clean-Up Shows How It's Done

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:42

Take a look at what the North American XJ Association has been up to! Clean-ups and trail maintenance like this not only help the image of OHVers, but also keep our trails clean for future generations.

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Snowmobilers - Lottery For Yellowstone Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program Ends Friday!

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:52

Just a quick reminder for all you snowmobilers: the public lottery for the Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program for Yellowstone National Park ends this Friday, October 3, 2014. On September 3, 2014, the National Park Service (NPS) announced a public lottery to determine the trip dates for Non-Commercially Guide Leaders wanting to visit Yellowstone this coming winter season (2014-2015). You can read the previous alert below.

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Mid-Florida Jeep Club's Jeep Beach 2014 Rocks The Records For BRC

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:52
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DAYTONA BEACH, FL (September 24, 2014) -- This year broke all the records for the MidFlorida Jeep Club and their Jeep Beach event - record registrations; record Jeep numbers; record smiles; and record-breaking donations to charities. This year the BlueRibbon Coalition received an incredible donation of $30,000 to help save trails and keep our off-road sports alive, nationwide.
 

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