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OHIO - Wayne National Forest to Host OHV Open House

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:29

OHV riders and community members are invited to come and discuss the past, present and future of the OHV Trail systems on the Ironton Ranger District, which include the Hanging Rock, Pine Creek and Superior OHV Systems. The open house will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, at the Ironton Ranger Station, 6518 State Route 93, Pedro, Ohio 45659. Phone (740) 534-6532.

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CALIFORNIA - BLM Announces Dumont Dunes Subgroup Public Meeting

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:45

The Dumont Dunes Subgroup to the Desert Advisory Council (DAC) has scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Rd, Barstow, CA 92311 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The meeting will provide the public an opportunity to participate in subgroup discussions related to BLM management of the Dumont Dunes Recreation Area. The Dum

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SOUTH CAROLINA - USFS Welcomes Comments on Draft Plan for Francis Marion NF

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 08:48

U.S. Forest Service officials have announced the release of the Francis Marion National Forest's Draft Revised Land and Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The draft plan will guide management activities on nearly 260,000 acres of National Forest System lands in South Carolina for the next 10 to 15 years. This announcement marks an important step for the Forest Service-the Francis Marion is the first

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Jeep Beach – One Club’s Tribute to “Jeeping”

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 13:03
Mid-Florida Jeep Club Brings It On the Beach and BRC Benefits!

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (August 19, 2015) -- Picture a parade of single-file Jeeps, all sizes and build-ups, seven miles long right near the ocean shoreline on a warm sunny day in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Picture hundreds of “jeepers” relishing this freedom to ride on the beach, with sun tans galore and even a landuse message to boot!  You’ve got Jeep Beach.

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Pirate4x4 Blue Star Program: Ongoing Support For Recreation Access

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:07

POCATELLO, ID (August 19, 2015) - Since the inception of Pirate4x4's Blue Star program, the generous participants have donated over $30,000 to the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC)/Sharetrails.org. This makes Pirate4x4 one of our largest corporate donors in our history of the organization.

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CALIFORNIA - Travel Analysis Process Public Meetings Planned

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:40

The Eldorado National Forest announces that three public meetings to share the Draft Travel Analysis Report (TAR) are planned for: Monday, August 24, 2015 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Pollock Pines Community Center, 2675 Sanders Drive, Pollock Pines, CA 95726. Tuesday, August 25, 2015 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Georgetown Ranger Station, US Forest Service, 7600 Wentworth Springs Road Georgetown, CA 95634. Thursday, August 27, 2015 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Amador County Admin

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Only 4 Days Left To Comment on the Yellowstone Draft Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan!

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 14:41

Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comments on a draft Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan as part of an effort to continually improve the management of winter use in the park using the best available science and public input. The draft plan will be available for public review and comment at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/wuamp until August 21, 2015. The draft plan provides direction for the Winter Use Adaptive Management Program, which has three primary

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NPS Announces Public Meeting on Yellowstone Draft Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:33

Yellowstone National Park will hold a public meeting on Monday, August 10, 2015, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Visitor Information Center in West Yellowstone, Montana, to discuss the park's draft Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan. The draft plan outlines a strategy to identify which affected resources should be most closely monitored and evaluated, how these resources should be monitored and how the NPS will continually engage the public throughout the process.

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Cow Tag Winner Receives Cody Webb KTM 300!

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:46

POCATELLO, ID (August 7, 2015) -  KLIM, RPM Motorsports and Sharetrails.org (BlueRibbon Coalition) are pleased to announce that Cow Tag winner Mike Anderson, of Richmond Heights, OH, has received Cody Webb's motorcycle.

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BRC Works With BLM To Reopen Trail In Southeast Idaho

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 13:32
Image:  Contact:  Martin Hackworth, BRC Executive Director

POCATELLO, ID (August 5, 2015) - We've all heard it said before, "Once a trail is closed it's never reopened." This isn't always true. The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) in conjunction with the BLM Field Office in Pocatello, ID, is pleased to announce the reopening of Trail 956 in the Deep Creek Range of Southern Idaho after over a decade of being off limits to motorized use.

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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
Image:  Contact:  Don Amador, BRC Western Representative

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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