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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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TDS Desert Safari Continues Generous Support of BRC

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 10:04

POCATELLO, ID, (06-15-2015) -- Fifty-three years strong, the world-famous Tierra Del Sol (TDS) Desert Safari once again proves how a great club and an awesome event champion responsible family recreation with a generous $5000 donation to BRC. 

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Pirate 4x4’s Blue Star members continue to support BRC and recreation access!

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 11:31

POCATELLO, ID (June 10, 2015) - The "Blue Star" members of Pirate4x4.com, the "largest off-roading website in the world," have continued to generate support over the years, with the most recent support from the program generating $5,510.00 in revenue to help support BRC's continuing efforts to preserve recreation access.

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FORA Raises Funds For Recreation Access, The Disabled & More!

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 15:14

Here's what the great folks at Family Off-Road Adventures has been up to lately (and, in the process raising over $1,500.00 for BRC and recreation access!). They had an awesome BBQ, Raffle and Ride event, and great fun was had by all!

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Trek Issues Nationwide Safety Recall Notice

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 13:40

For all our mountain biking members and supporters, we have just received this voluntary nationwide quick release safety notice and safety recall notice relating to some Trek bicycles that were sold equipped with disc brakes and a front quick release lever that opens past 180°. We have pasted a copy of the notice below along with a link to Trek's Safety & notices webpage where you can get more information. Please pass this along to all your riding buddies.

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BRC PUBLIC LANDS ANNOUNCEMENT - STUNNING LEGAL VICTORY UPDATE

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:30

We are excited to pass along this excellent news from Colorado, where our collective efforts with our valued Colorado partners have again paid courtroom dividends. Please see the summary and full decision outlined below, in which the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals decisively ruled in favor of motorized recreation and against Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Again, many thanks to all who supported this effort, and for your continued support in the ongoing planning process.

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COLORADO - BLM Begins Public Scoping For Eastern Colorado Plan

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 14:46

The Bureau of Land Management Royal Gorge Field Office is seeking public input to help guide its Resource Management Plan Revision for 668,000 acres of BLM lands along Colorado's Front Range. The revision will combine the 1996 Royal Gorge Resource Management Plan and the 1986 Northeast Resource Management Plan, to create the new Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan. The revision will also include a Master Leasing Plan for South Park. The BLM will accept public scoping comments

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Carson Motorsports Launches BRC Membership Program

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 15:29
Image:  Contact:  Don Amador, BRC Western Representative Keith Serpa, Carson Motorsports

CARSON CITY, NV (June 3, 2015) -- Carson Motorsports (CMS) launches its inaugural BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) membership program in support of BRC's efforts to ensure continued OHV access to public lands in Nevada.

The program highlights CMS's commitment to helping ensure continued motorized access to roads, trails and areas on lands managed by the Forest Service and BLM.

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Last Chance For Comments On West Mojave Route Network (deadline June 4, 2015)

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:00

As many of you know, the BLM's comment period for the West Mojave (WEMO) Route Network Project (WMRNP) and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) ends on June 4, 2015. Time is short. So if you haven't already submitted your comments, please take a couple of minutes, use or letter generator (link below) and submit your comments. The proposed route network provides important motorized access for both general outdoor recreationists and OHV enthusiasts. Many of the routes

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ARIZONA - Coconino NF To Hold Community Meeting On Sustainable Recreation

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 09:48

The Coconino National Forest invites the public to a community meeting this week to discuss an "all hands, all lands" approach to sustainable outdoor recreation management in northern Arizona. The meeting will be at the City of Flagstaff Aquaplex located at 1702 N. 4th Street, Flagstaff, Arizona, on Wednesday (June 3) from 4 - 7 p.m. Forest Service personnel will facilitate discussions on how to approach recreation opportunities in northern Arizona that are economically

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RCH Designs & Moab Diner Raise Funds For Recreation Access!

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 15:47
Image:  Contact:  BlueRibbon Coalition Del Albright, BRC Ambassador

MOAB, UT (June 2, 2015) -- RCH Designs & Moab Diner, together with automotive industry partners, raised funds to help save trails and land use in Moab - raising over $4,500 to be donated to the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC). Funds were raised through the sale of their Moab Diner Easter Jeep Safari T-Shirt (pictured). This extremely popular apparel item was sold before and during the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.

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National Champion Racer Jason Scherer Champions for BRC

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 14:09

Jason Scherer is a name known worldwide as a star racer, off-highway four-wheeler and avid dirt bike rider, family man, supporter of land use, and all around great person with a winning smile. Jason is also a champion of BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) as well as a lifetime member, encouraging fans to join BRC and every land use organization they can afford.

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NPS Releases Draft Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan For Public Comment

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 08:29

This draft Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan is part of an effort to continually improve the management of winter use in Yellowstone National Park using the best available science and public input. The draft plan provides direction for the Winter Use Adaptive Management Program, which has three primary objectives: 1. To evaluate the impacts of oversnow vehicle use and help managers implement actions that keep impacts within the range

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NEW MEXICO - Carson National Forest Invites Public Participation In Forest Plan Revision

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 14:32

As part of the Forest Plan Revision process, the Carson National Forest has completed a draft assessment of current conditions and trends of forest resources to determine which are not in a sustainable condition and is asking the public for input. The forest is in the second year of a four-year process to revise its forest plan, the guiding document that serves as a "vision" for land management activities. Once approved, the forest plan will guide activities for the next 10-15 years.

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Skyjacker Suspensions Ups Support to BRC at Corporate Level

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 14:30

For forty years Skyjacker Suspensions out of West Monroe, LA has proven to be innovative and committed to cutting-edge technology. They are also on the land use team and just upped their support of BRC with their new “Business/Corporate Member” status.

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BRC Participates in World Record-Breaking Jeep Parade

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:33

BRC’s Del and Stacie Albright attended Jeep Beach 2015 in Daytona Beach, FL where the Mid-Florida Jeep Club organized a new milestone for the Guinness Book of World Records.    According to the wording of the actual record, “The largest parade of Jeep vehicles numbered 1,846, and was achieved by Jeep Beach (USA) at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL, USA on April 26, 2015.”

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