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OREGON - BLM Reopens Comment Period on Draft RMP and DEIS for Western Oregon

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 11:29

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced the reopening of the comment period for the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Revisions and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Western Oregon. The original Notice of Availability asking for comments was published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2015. The BLM received requests for an extension of the comment period from individuals and groups. The BLM has decided to accede to these

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MONTANA - Helena and Lewis & Clark NFs Announce Forest Plan Revision Open House Schedule

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:03

The Helena and Lewis & Clark National Forests have begun revising their Forest Plans. Information on the Forest planning process and how to become involved can be found on the Forests Plan Revision website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/hlc/forestplanrevision. It will be updated and revised as new information becomes available. Everyone interested in planning for the future of the Helena and Lewis & Clark National Forests

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NEW MEXICO - Gila NF Forest Plan Revision Public Meetings Scheduled

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:44

The Gila National Forest will host several Community Conversations about the Assessment Phase of the Forest Plan Revision Aug. 3 - Aug. 6, 2015. During the Assessment Phase of the revision, the public is invited to help identify ecological, social, and economic conditions and trends related to the Gila National Forest. This information will aid in the development of the revised plan. The purpose of the meetings is to create common understanding of the Forest Plan, provide opportunities to share knowledge,

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NORTH CAROLINA - Update On Off-Road Vehicle Management-Meetings Scheduled

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:43

The National Parks Service (NPS) is holding public scoping meetings to considering changes to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore's Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) special regulation as it relates to morning opening of beaches, extending the length of fall and spring seasonal ORV routes, and modifying the size and location of vehicle free areas. Public scoping will help inform the development of alternatives that will be analyzed in an Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA

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Funding For Recreational Trails On Senate Chopping Block!

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:10

The full Senate is gearing up to vote on its version of a transportation bill. U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced an amendment to H.R. 22, the DRIVE Act, which would eliminate the Transportation Alternatives Program. This proposal would eliminate all funding for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) because the RTP derives its funding from the Transportation Alternatives Program. RTP is an important funding source for the management of both motorized and non-motorized trail opportunities

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NEW MEXICO - Cibola NF Forest Plan Revision Public Meeting Scheduled

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 15:59

The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands began the process of revising the 1985 Cibola Forest Plan in November 2012. As part of the revision process, the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands has engaged with nearly 30 cooperating agencies to collaborate on developing land management plan direction that will guide future management of the Cibola. These cooperating agencies have formed landscape teams organized around the four mountain ranger districts of the Cibola (Mt. Taylor, Mag

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BRC/Sharetrails.Org Announces Summer Membership Drive

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 09:00

POCATELLO, ID (July 15, 2015) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC)/Sharetrails.org is commencing a summer membership drive. Our goal - to set a new record for sharetrail.org members before fall. The only thing more effective than your voice in standing up for access is other voices just like it. We want to make sure that those who oppose access for all are able to hear us loud and clear.

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WISCONSIN - Comment Period Extended for Property Management Guidance-Motorized Road Access

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 08:42

The comment period for a draft guidance concerning property management has been extended. "Motorized Access on Department Roads" is now open for comment on the Proposed DNR Program Guidance Web page until July 31, 2015. (See previous alert below for details.) Thanks for your involvement, Ric Foster Public Lands Department Manager BlueRibbon Coalition 208-237-1008 ext 107

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ARIZONA - BLM - Imperial Hills Travel Management Comment Period Open

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:22

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office has announced that maps of the Imperial Hills Travel Management Plan (TMP) will be available for review starting, Friday, June 12, 2015. There will be a 4-month public comment period and all comments must be received by close of business on October 12, 2015. The maps may be reviewed on the BLM website at http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/travel_mgmt/ih.html. Written comments about the Imperial Hills TMP will be accepted through

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National OHV Group Supports Northern California Monument

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:01
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POCATELLO, ID (July 10, 2015) - The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail based recreation group, supports President Obama's designation today of the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region as a National Monument.

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ARIZONA - BLM - Imperial Hills Travel Management Comment Period Open

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:30

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office has announced that maps of the Imperial Hills Travel Management Plan (TMP) will be available for review starting, Friday, June 12, 2015. There will be a 4-month public comment period and all comments must be received by close of business on October 12, 2015. The maps may be reviewed on the BLM website at http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/travel_mgmt/ih.html.

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USFS Fire Closure Order Singles Out OHV Use

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:19
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POCATELLO, ID  (July 9, 2015) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail-based recreation group,  is questioning the recent Fire Closure Order #06-03-01-15-02 that bans OHVs from using over 250 miles of system trails on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest located in Washington State.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Fire Closure Order that BANs OHV Use on System Trails
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3844001.pdf

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CALIFORNIA - Stanislaus NF Seeks Public Input on Over-Snow Vehicle Designation Project

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 16:43

The Stanislaus National Forest is requesting public comment on the Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) proposed action begun on June 26, 2015. Public comment on the proposed action is encouraged. To assure your comments are fully considered during the scoping phase of the project, please submit comments by August 10, 2015. The information you share now will be instrumental in formulating alternative actions in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

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WISCONSIN - DNR Seeks Public Comments For Program Guidance Related to Motorized Road Access

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 13:29

As OHV recreationists, you have a direct interest in Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) properties and the uses associated with their roads. Wisconsin State Statute 23.116, requires DNR to inventory and map all roads located on department property. Each map will designate which roads are open to the public for the use of motorized vehicles and will determine when each road is open or closed for such use. To provide for public recreational access

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IDAHO - BLM Seeks Input on Activity Plan for Blackfoot River Special Recreation Management Area

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:15

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) - Pocatello Field Office (PFO) is seeking input for developing an activity plan for the Blackfoot River Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA). Beginning this spring the PFO is conducting inventories on all motorized travel routes, existing developed and dispersed recreation areas, climbing areas, and non-motorized boating opportunities on the Blackfoot River below the reservoir.The PFO is seeking your help with comments, concerns, or

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OREGON - Community Workshops Scheduled Across The Blue Mountains On Access, Grazing And Pace & Scale Of Restoration

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 13:23

The Forest Service need and want your help in the continuing efforts to update the Forest Plans across the Blue Mountains National Forests -- including the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests. In July and August there will be several opportunities for you to get involved and the public is invited to attend one of the public workshops listed below. As you may know, the current Forest Plans are from 1990. Over the past 25 years, the landscape has changed significantly. Social and econ

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

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 13:01

The Nogales Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest is announcing an opportunity to comment during a 30 day comment period on the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for Proposed Changes to the Motorized Travel System on the Nogales Ranger District (NRD). This opportunity to comment on the Draft EA is to ensure all interested and affected parties have been notified of the opportunity and have ample time to formulate specific written comments on the proposed project.

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Send a Letter of Support for the Carnegie SVRA Preliminary General Plan

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 08:09

Many of you have been following the ongoing efforts to open the new 3,100 acre acquisition property at Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). You are also aware that a small number of determined anti-OHV advocates have been waging a politically-motivated campaign to stop motorized recreationists from using the new property. BRC wants to thank all of you who have written earlier comment letters and attended Livermore City Council meetings to speak in favor of the Carnegie SVRA plan

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Submit Comments to CPSC Supporting Appropriate Safety Standards for Side-by-Sides!

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:38

ACTION NEEDED BY - June 19, 2015! Over the last few months, BRC's Don Amador, a SXS enthusiast, has 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...

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ExtremeTerrain & Barricade Off-Road Unveil Fully-Built 2015 Jeep Wrangler At Bantam Jeep Festival

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 13:59

For all our 4WD and Jeep enthusiasts, check out this release from ExtremeTerrain...

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