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CALIFORNIA - Sierra NF to Hold OHV Grant Review Meeting February 17

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:53

The Sierra National Forest will host an open house on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the Sierra National Forest Headquarters at 1600 Tollhouse Road in Clovis between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is for the public to review and comment on the Forest's OHV preliminary 2015/2016 grant cycle application. Feedback from the meeting will be considered into the development of the preliminary grant application to the State of California Off-Highway Motor

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CALIFORNIA - Open House for 2016 Off-Highway Vehicle Grants Scheduled for Feb. 11

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 16:14

The Inyo National Forest and the Bishop Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold an open house February 11, 2016, to gather ideas from the public for requesting off-highway vehicle grant funds. The informal open house will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Forest Service/BLM office, 351 Pacu Lane, Bishop. Interested citizens are invited to drop in at any time during the open house. Representatives from the two agencies will be available to answer questions about potential

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WYOMING - Winter Travel Management Meetings Set for First Week of February

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:19

The Shoshone National Forest will hold travel management meetings the first week of February to discuss winter motorized use. During these meetings the public will be able to see all proposals submitted for winter motorized use and ask questions about the travel management process on the Shoshone National Forest. Meetings will be held at the following times and locations:

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CALIFORNIA - Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission Notice of Meeting and Tour

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 12:44

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Commission, pursuant to authority contained in Section 5090.24 of the Public Resources Code and Section 11120 et seq. of the Government Code, will conduct a tour on February 4, 2016 and meet on February 5, 2016 according to the following schedule. OHMVR Commission Tour: 9:00 a.m., Thursday, February 4, 2016,

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OREGON - Oppose Proposal to Close Motorized Recreation Access to 312,000 Acres of the Ochoco National Forest

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:49

BRC has just received Email Alerts from our partners at ARRA (Americans for Responsible Recreational Access) in regards to a Crook County Court Public Town Hall meeting tonight to consider the Oregon Wild proposal to create a 312,000-acre Ochoco Mountains National Recreation Area. Please attend if you can, but -- in any event -- please send emails to your elected officials to let them know that motorized recreation is important to you and to the Oregon economy.

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NEVADA - BLM Extends Comment Period Again for The NV & CA Greater Sage Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment Land Use Plan Amendment

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:44

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the comment period for an additional 14 days on potential changes to the Proposed Plan as set forth in the Greater Sage Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (BSSG) Forest Plan Amendment/Final Environmental Impact Statement. The United States Forest Service (USFS) was the lead agency for preparing the environmental impact statement (EIS) and land use plan amendment (LUPA). The BLM, a cooperating agency

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ARIZONA - FS is Proposing Changes to Motor Vehicle Access on the Coconino National Forest

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 08:53

The Coconino National Forest is considering changes to which roads, trails, and areas are open to motor vehicle use on the Forest and would like your input. In September 2011, the Coconino National Forest completed analysis of motorized use designations required by the Travel Management Rule and has since made available a Motor Vehicle Use Map to show designated routes and areas open to motor vehicle use. Since this decision, the Forest has received helpful feedback to modify road,

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CALIFORNIA - FS Seeks Public Input on Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Project

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 08:24

The Stanislaus National Forest is hosting two public workshops regarding proposed changes on Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation on Monday, January 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Thursday, February 18, 2016, (time to be determined) at the Best Western Plus, Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center. These facilitated workshops will provide an opportunity for dialogue, discussion and the exchange of ideas between winter recreationists of all kinds and Stanislaus National Forest

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MONTANA - FS Releases DSEIS for Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF Land and Resource Management Plan to Comply with the District Court Order (Winter Motorized Use)

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 13:32

The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) to the 2009 Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Revised Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) environmental analysis in response to an August 27, 2015 Order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana. The purpose of this supplement is to comply with the August 27, 2015, US District Court for the District of Montana

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NORTH CAROLINA - NPS Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule Concerning ORV Use on Cape Lookout National Seashore

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 11:41

The National Park Service proposes to designate routes for, and manage, off-road vehicle use within Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina. Under the National Park Service general regulations, the operation of motor vehicles off roads is prohibited unless authorized by special regulation. The proposed rule would authorize off-road vehicle use at the Seashore through a permit system and establish operational and vehicle requirements.

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CALIFORNIA - FS to Host Public Meeting Regarding Over-Snow Vehicle Use (OSV) Designation

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:32

The Stanislaus National Forest will be hosting a public workshop regarding Over-Snow Vehicle Use (OSV) Designation on Monday, January 25, 2016. As the Forest advances with the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, they expect to consider a range of alternatives and continue to dialogue with interested stakeholders. At this point in the process, no decision has been made regarding OSV use designation on the Stanislaus National Forest.

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CALIFORNIA - FS Releases Draft Evaluations of Potential Areas for Wilderness Recommendation for Inyo, Sierra and Sequoia National Forests

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 10:08

The 2012 Forest Service Planning Rule requires the agency to identify and evaluate lands on the Inyo, Sequoia, and Sierra National Forest that may be suitable for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System. There are four steps in this process: inventory, evaluation, analysis and recommendation. The agency is purportedly following guidance outlined in the 2012 Planning Rule Directives, Forest Service Handbook 1909.12 Chapter 70, Forest Service Manual 1923.03, and the Wilderness Act of 1964.

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CALIFORNIA - Public Invited to Provide Input for OHV Grant Proposals

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 09:32

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced the dates, times and locations of district-wide public meetings to provide input in the development of off-highway vehicle (OHV) grant proposals for submission to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR). Proposed grant applications are currently being prepared by BLM staff for the 2015/2016 grant cycle. The OHMVR Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program supports well-managed

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WYOMING - FS Seeks Comments on Motor Vehicle Project

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 16:19

The Greys River Ranger District is requesting comments on a proposal to improve management of motor vehicle use within the Middle Greys Project Area, near Afton, Wyoming. This proposal was developed in cooperation with interested public stakeholders, including Stewards of the Greys, Western Wyoming Trail Riders, Forest Trails Preservation Council, Wyoming State Trails Program and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

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UTAH - BLM Price Announces Next Recreation Planning Meeting

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 13:11

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, January 13, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. During this meeting they will highlight some of the 2015 accomplishments, recognize and thank the awesome volunteers, and gather input and ideas for our 2016 volunteer projects so they can start planning and setting project dates.

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CALIFORNIA - Send Comment Letters to the FS on Improving OHV Recreation in LTBMU

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 08:24

Over the past summer, after receiving suggestions from OHV users, the Forest Service in Lake Tahoe began a dialogue with local agencies, interest groups and individuals about the quality of OHV experiences and how to maintain our OHV trails within the Tahoe Basin. Improving OHV signing, parking for trailers and involving the OHV community in the planning, management and maintenance of trails were top priorities identified as a result of the dialogue.

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NEVADA - BLM Extends Comment Period for The NV & CA Greater Sage Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment Land Use Plan Amendment

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:39

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the comment period 30 days on potential changes to the Proposed Plan as set forth in the Greater Sage Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (BSSG) Forest Plan Amendment/Final Environmental Impact Statement. The United States Forest Service (USFS) was the lead agency for preparing the environmental impact statement (EIS) and land use plan amendment (LUPA). The BLM, a cooperating agency, is proposing to amend

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It’s Not Too Late To Support Access In 2015!

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 09:43

Not a day goes by at Sharetrails.org that we fail to discover another issue of access that could benefit from our involvement. Since we do not have unlimited resources we must prioritize. We do this by looking for issues in which we think we may play a useful role and are likely to prevail. There is a plethora of such issues out there and we’d really like to be able to get after more of them. If we are going to prove to the world of access advocacy that we are a force to be reckoned with we need to

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BlueRibbon Coalition Eliminates 800 Number

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 11:02

ATTENTION! Sharetrails.org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) recently eliminated its 800 (toll free) phone services. The Coalition's regular phone number (208-237-1008) remains unchanged and should now be used as the primary phone number. The organization can also be reached through its contact page online. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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YNP Opens to Snowmobiles and Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access December 15th

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 09:00
Yellowstone Winter Use Update 2015

On December 15, 2015, the main West and South gates will open to another season of snowmobile access to Yellowstone National Park. This access will be regulated by the "Yellowstone Winter Use" Final Regulation to implement the Record of Decision (ROD) which was approved in the fall of 2013.

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