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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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Download CartoTracks Maps & Support BRC's Efforts In Moab!

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 13:13

MOAB, UTAH (March 25, 2015) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is excited to announce a special program being launched by our supporter and member business, CartoTracks. Beginning today, CartoTracks will give $1 to BRC for every Moab map downloaded from their site, CartoTracks.com, between now and the conclusion of Easter Jeep Safari! The donated funds will be earmarked specifically for our fight to keep the Moab trails and lands OPEN for access.

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UTAH - BLM Price Announces Next Recreation Planning Meeting

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:44

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, April 8, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. During this meeting they will be discussing current and future recreation projects. Anyone interested in outdoor recreation on BLM managed land in Carbon and Emery Counties is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Jaydon Mead, Recreation Technician

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National Call To Action - Help Save Moab's Trails

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 16:40

The Grand County Council has identified over 100 miles of road closures in its proposed Public Lands Initiative (PLI) plan to be submitted to Representative Rob Bishop. This proposal is scheduled to be voted on by the end of the month, so it is imperative for you to take action today! Utah's Grand County, home to Moab's world class OHV trails, has been participating in Congressman Rob Bishop's Public Lands Initiative, a plan to resolve some of Utah's most contentious public lands issues, including Wilderness and OHV use.

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ARIZONA - Coconino NF seeks public comments on proposed Cornville Single Track Trail

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:45

The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is developing a proposal to create a single track motorized trail near Cornville, and is requesting public comments to further evaluate this proposal. Helpful comments include specific thoughts or concerns related to the proposed Cornville Single Track Trail. As the Forest Service develops the proposed action, the comments received help focus the analysis on relevant issues related to the project.The Cornville Single Track Trail proposal was brought forward as a

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CALIFORNIA - BLM Releases Draft West Mojave Planning Area Route Network Project for Public Review

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 16:30

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Draft Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the West Mojave Route Network Project, providing guidance and management direction for over three million acres of public lands in San Bernardino, Inyo, Kern, Riverside and Los Angeles counties.The release of the draft plan delivers a proposed solution for adaptive and responsible travel management pla

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TEXAS - NPS Proposes New Special Regulation for OHVs on Lake Meredith NRA

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:32

The National Park Service proposes to amend its special regulations for Lake Meredith National Recreation Area to require permits to operate motor vehicles off roads, designated areas and routes where motor vehicles may be used off roads, create management zones that would further manage this activity, and establish camping, operational, and vehicle requirements. These changes would allow off-road vehicle use for recreation while reducing associated impacts to resources. Unless authorized by

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CALIFORNIA - Forest Service seeks input for Off-Highway Vehicle Grant

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:12

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is accepting public comment for the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds grant application submitted to the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division. The OHMVR grant provides staffing for OHV education and information, law enforcement patrols, resource and use monitoring, protection of natural and cultural resources and maintenance of OHV trails and trailheads on the LTBMU.

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Help Send BlueRibbon Coalition's Del & Stacie Back East

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:50

BRC's Team Albright is headed east to dig into issues affecting motorized access face-to-face in the eastern half of the US. The "cry for help" has been heard and BRC is pushing ahead with a plan; but we need your input. In fact, we'd like your suggestions, travel ideas, tips on places to visit and offers for "meet and greets" where Del and Stacie can hear from you and your club directly. Together we need to work towards a better future for you and your family to enjoy outdoor motorsports.

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WASHINGTON, OREGON & CALIFORNIA - FS to Hold Northwest Forest Plan Amendment Listening Sessions

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:22

The Pacific Northwest (OR, WA) and Pacific Southwest (CA) Regions of the U.S. Forest Service are beginning a public conversation on the process for revising forest land management plans in the Northwest Forest Plan amendment area. To gather ideas on the revision process, the Forest Service is holding a series of public listening sessions March 17, 2015 in Portland, OR; March 18, 2015 in Seattle, WA; and March 25, 2015 in Redding, CA. Detailed information is provided below.

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CALIFORNIA - BLM Seeks Comments on 2015 Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Proposals

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:20

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites the public to comment on proposals it has submitted for the 2015 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Proposal. The proposals are available on the internet at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov for review and comment during the period of March 3 through April 6, 2015.  Approximately 35 projects throughout the state have been proposed, including: OHV rules enforcement, facility development, restoration work and other activities. The proposals are funded through

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Nominate Your Favorite Motorized RTP Project for Award

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 13:50

Nominate Your Favorite Motorized RTP Project for Award The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT), a federation of national and regional trail-related organizations, is pleased to announce its 2015 Annual Achievement Awards to recognize outstanding trail projects funded by the national Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C. during Great Outdoors Month(tm) in June 2015 as part of CRT's ongoing effort

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CALIFORNIA - Ocotillo Wells SVRA Seeks Input on Draft Planning Alternatives & BLM's Proposed Action

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:14

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now coordinating with California State Parks to prepare a joint General Plan/Recreation Area Management Plan/California Desert Conservation Area Land Use Plan Amendment (GP/RAMP/LUPA) and Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS). More Information about the GP/RAMP/LUPA The next step in the planning process for the Ocotillo Wells GP/RAMP/LUPA has arrived. The Draft Preferred Alternative/Proposed Action and enviro

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NEVADA - Federal Plan Threatens OHV Access In Nevada Desert

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:27

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Las Vegas area is currently fronting a draft plan that could eliminate or greatly restrict both casual and event-based OHV recreation on approximately 3 million areas in Southern Nevada. The draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) creates an unjustified risk that might preclude "dry washes" from being designated as OHV routes. The elimination of dry or sand washes from subsequent project level travel management plans could functionally close the desert if they are not capable of being designated as routes, because motorized travel would be "limited to designated roads and trails."

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Cycle Gear Pledges $10,000 To Protect Access

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:48
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BENICIA, CA (March 02, 2015) -- Cycle Gear, the country's largest retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories, recently pledged $10,000 to the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) in support of the organization's efforts to ensure continued access to public lands.

The donation highlights Cycle Gear's total fiscal commitment to the BRC Trail Access Fund for 2015. This is the 13th year in a row in which Cycle Gear matches club and rider donations-dollar-for-dollar-to the Fund (up to $10,000 per year).

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ARIZONA - BLM Extends La Posa Travel Management Plan Comment Period

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 16:00

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office La Posa Travel Management Plan (TMP) comment period has been extended for an extra 30 days to Monday, March 23, 2015. The preliminary EA may be reviewed on the BLM internet website at http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/travel_mgmt/la_posa.html. ***BRC wants to alert folks to pay particular attention to the designation or non-designation of routes that traverse washes or are in the wash itself. Highlight importance of wash-based OHV

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CALIFORNIA & NEVADA - Tahoe NF Announces Proposed Action for Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 15:29

The Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to designate Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) use on roads, trails and areas on lands within the Tahoe National Forest. The EIS will also identify snow trails available for grooming on the Forest. Public input on the initial proposed action is encouraged. The Tahoe National Forest maintains a world-class OSV trail system. Designating OSV use on the Forest will ensure over-snow vehicle activity, such as snowmobile riding, 

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