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CALIFORNIA - Comment Period Extended on Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 13:14

In response to public requests, 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) will extend the public comment period for the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for 45 days. The comment period, originally scheduled to close on January 9, 2015, will be extended through February 23, 2015.

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CALIFORNIA-NEVADA - Send a Letters to Inyo County Board of Supervisors

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:18

Please take a few minutes to send in a support letter to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors urging them to approve the ATV Adventure Trails System in the Eastern Sierra.  This is an important county-based travel management plan that will enhance recreational opportunities in Inyo County.  Below is a sample letter that you can use.  Please feel free to add any additional comments you may have. Thanks and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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ON ANY SUNDAY: THE NEXT CHAPTER - Passes Torch and Reaffirms our Destiny

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:00

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As somebody who started out riding motorcycles in the 1960s on a push-rod Honda Trail 90, I may not be the best person to offer an unbiased review of On Any Sunday:The Next Chapter but I will try.

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ARIZONA- Early Opportunity to Preview Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) FEIS/Draft ROD

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:47

The Forest Service is providing the public with an early opportunity to preview the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and draft Record of Decision (DROD) for Phase 1 of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI).  The FEIS and DROD for the first analysis area on the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests will be available by November 21, 2014, at the 4FRI website at www.fs.usda.gov/main/4fri/planning In order to allow additional time for public consideration of these extensive documents, online access to

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WASHINGTON - Teanaway Community Forest To Host Public Open House

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 08:57

Back on October 14, 2014, we sent out a partner alert (see previous alert below) on the Teanaway Community Forest from our friends over at the Washington Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance (WOHVA). In it we urged our members to take advantage of the opportunity to let the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) know that ORV trails in the Teanaway Community Forest are important to you and also an appropriate use of the public forest lands. Even though agencies will tell you that email

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NEW MEXICO - Cibola National Forest Extends Forest Plan Revision Wilderness Mapping Phase

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:03

The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands are currently revising the 1985 Forest Plan. During this process, communities and interested groups are encouraged to participate in the meetings and provide input to the future direction and use of the Cibola National Forest mountainous ranger districts. The districts that are currently involved in this process include the Mt. Taylor, Magdalena, Mountainair, and Sandia Ranger Districts. The Forest Plan Revision will be the guiding direction that will result in

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SOUTHEASTERN STATES - BLM Releases Draft RMP / EIS for Public Review and Comment

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 13:57

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Southeastern States Field Office (SSFO) has released their Draft Resource Management Plan (DRMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for your review and comment. The purpose of this draft document is to layout a vision for managing 2,991 acres of public land surface and 1,026,176 acres of Federal mineral ownership in the states of Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. When approved, this RMP will guide the management of public lands administered by the Southeastern States

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Send an Email to Congress Opposing CPSC's Proposed Mandatory Standards for ROVs

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:28

BRC's Don Amador, an SxS enthusiast, believes it is very important for you to weigh in on this issue.  The short story is that federal regulators are trying to impose their "street-oriented" view on SxS users and the industry. The Rule could devastate SxS recreation on a national basis. Please take a few minutes to participate in the Americanfor Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA) alert regarding mandatory ROV standards proposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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CALIFORNIA - Help Preserve OHV Use On The Six Rivers National Forest

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:05

The Six Rivers National Forest in Northern California has a new Forest Supervisor, Merv George. Merv and his family are from the area and I believe it is important for OHV recreationists from across this county who have visited or want to visit this part of California to let him know that you value continued access to historic motorized roads and trails. This part of the state is also home to a number of hard-core anti-access groups who most certainly will be making demands on his office to close roads and trails

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NAXJA Donates $5000 To BRC For Land Use Battles

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:58

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 7, 2014) -- North American XJ Association (NAXJA) vice president, Ryan Ward--at the recent North American Motorized Recreation Council (NAMRC) meeting in Las Vegas, NV--presented a check to the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) in the amount of $5,000 to help fight land use issues. NAXJA has supported BRC in a similar fashion in previous years, and we are grateful for the support.

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Results of BRC Board of Directors Election

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:09

POCATELLO, ID (November 7, 2014) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition is proud to announce the results of the recent BRC Board of Directors Election, which saw the re-election or election of three candidates to positions on the BRC Board of Directors.

Re-elected to the BRC Board of Directors are: Joni Mogstad, Todd Ockert and John Parrinello (JP).

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UTAH - BLM - Price FO Announces Recreation Planning Meeting

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:05

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office has announced that there will be a recreation planning meeting held at the BLM Price Field Office (125 S 600 W, Price, UT) at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. During this meeting, there will be discussion of current and future recreation projects. Anyone interested in outdoor recreation on BLM managed lands in Carbon and Emery Counties is welcome to attend. An agenda for this meeting will be sent out next

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CALIFORNIA - Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests Announce November Public Meetings for Revised Forest Plans

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:17

The U.S. Forest Service announces a series of public meetings for Forest Plan Revision for the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests. The meetings are scheduled for the following dates and locations: 6-8 p.m. - Monday, November 17, 2014 - Sierra National Forest, Holiday Inn, 5090 East Clinton Way, Fresno, CA 6-8 p.m. - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - Sequoia National Forest, Supervisor's Office, 1839 South Newcomb Street, Porterville, CA 6-8 p.m. - Thursday, November 20, 2014 -, Inyo National Forest, Tri-

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BRC's Del Albright Inducted Into Off-Road Motorsports Hall Of Fame

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:27
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POCATELLO, ID (November 4, 2014) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is proud to announce the recent induction of one of its own, Del Albright, into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF). Del has been a long time advocate of recreation access, and originally served as BRC's organizational facilitator, after which he served for many years as a BRC Ambassador to the recreation community. Most recently, he has been serving as BRC's Director of Operations.

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CALIFORNIA - Inyo NF Seeks Input on Proposal for Changes to Motorized Trails near Mammoth Lakes

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:00

The Mammoth and Mono Lake Ranger Districts of the Inyo National Forest are initiating an environmental analysis for changes to the motorized trail and road network on the two districts. The Motorized Transportation System Modifications project will consider adding and removing routes in various locations - mainly between Mammoth Lakes and Lee Vining. The purpose of the project is to improve important recreational, tribal and permitted-use access and address safety concerns, while improving resource conditions.

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CALIFORNIA - FS Begins Environmental Analysis of Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation on Five Forests

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 15:09

As you may know, the Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5) of the U.S. Forest Service (FS) has started their 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

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UTAH - San Juan County Lands Bill Open House

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:29

We received an email from our partners over at the Utah Trail Machine Association (UTMA) about some upcoming open houses on a possible San Juan County lands bill. We encourage anyone in the area to attend. BRC believes that site-specific input from riders who know the area is critically important. Please review the proposal on how it might impact both casual OHV recreation and permitted events.

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Yellowstone Launches On-line Snowmobile Education Certification Course

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:48

The National Park Service is pleased to announce the availability of the Yellowstone Snowmobile Education Certification course. Certification under this free online course will be required for all members of the public who operate snowmobiles in the park under the new Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program. This program permits members of the public to guide private parties of up to five Best Available Technology snowmobiles into the park. There will be one group per oversnow entrance per day and

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"Its Your Country - Get Out and VOTE" on Election Day

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:13

Election day is just under a week away, and it is important for you to get out and vote to let your voice be heard. Furthermore, it is important for you to make your vote count. Do you know which candidates are looking out for your interest and which are not? These are questions you need to ask yourself. And understand: every vote counts. There are four ways you can find out if a a candidate is right for your beliefs: 1) check the voting record on key issues; 2) read their website for issues and platforms; 3

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

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:16

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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