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OREGON - Ochoco National Forest Seeks Input on Draft OHV plan

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 09:52

The Ochoco National Forest is seeking public input on the draft plan for a proposed 130-mile Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail system, known as the Ochoco Summit Trail System Project. The trail system is intended to provide OHV users a well-designed, sustainable place to ride in the Ochocos in order to prevent unregulated, and sometimes damaging, off-road use from occurring in other parts of the forest.

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IDAHO - Caribou-Targhee NF Publishes NOI to Prepare EIS for Winschell Dugway Motorized Trail Project

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 10:49

The Forest Service intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to analyze and disclose the environmental effects of constructing a motorized trail from Morgan Meadows to Caribou City on the Soda Springs Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. The purpose for this project is to respond to outside public interest to provide a motorized trail opportunity from Morgan Meadows to Caribou City allowing forest visitors to experience the mining history of the area.

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Help Needed with CRT Achievement Award Recognizing State Recreational Trails Advisory Committees

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 10:34

Our partners at the Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) Board have asked us to help solicit nominations for the CRT State Recreational Trail Advisory Committee Achievement Award. The Board continues to believe that recognizing State Recreational Trails Advisory Committees for outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds is very important. The award criteria are as follows: The Committee represents both motorized and non-motorized users

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CALIFORNIA - BLM Seeking Public Comments On Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 15:47

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Eagle Lake Field Office is accepting public suggestions and comments regarding management needs and projects that would benefit off-highway vehicle recreation on public lands. The field office staff will use the comments to develop a preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off- Highway Motor Vehicle Division. Suggestions must be submitted before Monday, February 28, 2016, to the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office,

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MONTANA - Custer Gallatin NF Kicks Off Forest Plan Revision Community Public Meetings Across the Forest

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 11:09

The 3.1 million acre Custer Gallatin National Forest is starting Forest Plan Revision with a series of community public meetings across the forest. Ultimately, the four-year Forest Plan Revision process gives way to a new Forest Plan, a comprehensive overarching document providing guidance for forest management for years to come. Involvement in the Forest Plan early and often helps to create the vision for the National Forest in the coming decade.

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CALIFORNIA - Inyo National Forest Offers Over Snow Vehicle Workshop

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 13:41

The Inyo National Forest is offering an Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) Workshop to hear ideas about the management of snowmobiles and winter recreation on the forest. The workshop will be on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Town of Mammoth Lakes Council Chambers (Suite Z), Minaret Village Shopping Center, 437 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. Suite Z is on the second floor, upstairs from Starbucks.

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CALIFORNIA - Resource Management Group Meeting Regarding Land Use in the Johnson Valley Area

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 15:53

Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a Resource Management Group meeting about land use in the Johnson Valley area at the Lucerne Valley Community Center, April 2, 2016, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to communicate the Marine Corps' plans to conduct a large-scale exercise August 1-30, 2016, that will include training in the congressionally established Shared Use Area. Information concerning temporary land closures

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CALIFORNIA - Forest Service to Host Open House for Off-Highway Vehicle Grant

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:37

n early January, the Forest Service and Group Leaders representing the BlueRibbon Coalition, California Off Road Vehicle Association, Cal 4-Wheel Drive Association and Local OHV Clubs came together to identify opportunities for a broader OHV collaboration to improve those user experiences. Through this preliminary dialogue, the groups identified a need to work in partnership with the Forest Service to enhance sustainable OHV recreation in the area.

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MONTANA - Helena and Lewis & Clark NF Announce Forest Plan Revision Community Workshops

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 16:28

The Helena and Lewis & Clark National Forest has 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. The Forest Service has announced the next round of forest plan revision community workshops focusing on management within the Geographic Areas. An informational document will be available for public review prior to the workshops.

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CALIFORNIA - Lassen NF Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation DEIS Available Online

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 12:40

The Forest Service is evaluating its existing management of OSV use on the Lassen National Forest (LNF). The goal of this proposed project is to designate LNF system roads, trails, and areas where OSV use will be allowed, restricted or prohibited. The Forest Service has conducted an environmental analysis of the Lassen National Forest Oversnow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation. A draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) is now available online at the Lassen National Forest website at

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CALIFORNIA - Reminder of Public Workshop Regarding Proposed Changes on Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:25

This is a reminder that the Stanislaus National Forest is hosting its second public workshop regarding proposed changes on Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation on Thursday, February 18, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Best Western Plus, Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center. This facilitated workshop (located at 19551 Hess Avenue in Sonora, CA.) will: focus on reviewing the draft alternatives; offer information on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process;

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CALIFORNIA - Reminder of Public Workshop Regarding Proposed Changes on Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:54

This is a reminder that the Stanislaus National Forest is hosting its second public workshop regarding proposed changes on Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation on Thursday, February 18, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Best Western Plus, Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center. The facilitated workshop will provide an opportunity for dialogue, discussion and the exchange of ideas between winter recreationists of all kinds and Stanislaus National Forest staff,

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BlueRibbon Magazine, Issue #3

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:20

POCATELLO, ID (February 8, 2016) -- Sharetrails.org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is pleased to announcethe recent release of issue #3 of the BlueRibbon Magazine. This issue is packed with outstanding winter articles and a variety of recreation topics.

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

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 15:53

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 - 17:14

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 - 11:19

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 - 13:44

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 - 14:49

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 - 11:44

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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