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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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Send Letter to Save OHV Recreation in Northern Nevada - Comments Due by April 27, 2015

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 12:50

April 27, 2015, is the deadline for public comments on the Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS) for the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices. Once finalized, the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices' RMP will provide management direction for almost 5 million acres of public land in northern Nevada.

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BRC Selects New Executive Director

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:55
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POCATELLO, ID (April 3, 2015) - The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is excited to announce the hiring of Martin Hackworth as its new Executive Director. Martin hails from Pocatello, Idaho, with a background in OHV use that is well suited to his new position as BRC Executive Director. 

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CALIFORNIA - Forest Service To Hold Open House On Off-Highway Vehicle Use

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:52

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will host an open house to discuss Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use on designated routes within the Lake Tahoe Basin on Thursday, April 2, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Forest Supervisor's office at 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. The open house provides an opportunity for the public to meet Forest Service OHV, engineering, trails and recreation

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BlueRibbon Magazine Digital Edition Now Available!

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:42

POCATELLO, ID (March 26, 2015) -- With the newly restored BlueRibon Magazine hitting doorsteps recently, The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is pleased to announce that the digital version of the magazine is now available as well. The publication is available in a FlipZine version as well as a PDF.

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

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:28

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Availability for the Carson City District Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the Federal Register on November 28, 2014, and announced the availability of these documents. In response to multiple requests, the BLM is extending the public comment period for the Draft RMP and Draft EIS until April 27, 2015. Comments related to the Carson City District Draft RMP/Draft EIS may be submitted by

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Movie Production To Support Veteran & OHV Organizations

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:56

BRC is honored to announce an exciting partnership which will serve to provide all of our members a substantial benefit, and we ask that you consider a donation to this project today. We will be a proud recipient to the success of a television movie production scheduled for this fall. Funds will be raised during the run of American Bantam: The 4-Wheel American Hero, and in the end, dividends will be split among the promoting veteran and OHV organizations, like BRC.

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