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WASHINGTON - Comments on Motorized Travel Management Proposed Action Due January 20

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:22

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is proposing changes to motor vehicle use on specific roads, trails and areas within the non-wilderness portion of the Forest. Winter -- over the snow motorized use -- will not be analyzed at this time and is not part of this proposal. The proposed action is to close the Forest to cross-country motorized travel off the existing National Forest system road network, and existing National Forest system motorized trails, consistent with current designations of vehicle type and seasonal clos

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NEW MEXICO - BLM Releases Proposed RMP & FEIS for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 16:24

NEW MEXICO - BLM Releases Proposed RMP & FEIS for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

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VIRGINIA & WEST VIRGINIA - George Washington NF Forest Plan Review Period Ends January 20

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 16:20

VIRGINIA & WEST VIRGINIA - George Washington NF Forest Plan Review Period Ends January 20

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COLORADO - Public Comments sought on Proposed Action for Travel Management of Rico/West Dolores Landscape

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:10

The San Juan National Forest is asking for public comments on a Proposed Action for travel management of the Rico/West Dolores Landscape. This comment period officially begins the National Environmental Policy Act analysis for the project. Public comments received will be used to refine the Proposed Action and create alternative courses of action to be considered. The comment period begins December 12, 2014, and ends January 30, 2015. The Proposed Action was developed by an interdisciplinary team of

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NEVADA - BLM Extends Public Comment Period for the Draft RMP/EIS Las Vegas & Pahrump Field Offices

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:32

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced that the comment period for the Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been extended an additional 30 days. The extended timeframe means that the comment period on the Draft RMP/EIS -- originally set to close January  7, 2015 -- will now close February 6, 2015.Once finalized, the Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices RMP will provide management direction for the 3.1 mil

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CALIFORNIA - BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Action for Rice Canyon OHV Open Area

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 16:08

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Eagle Lake Field Office (ELFO) is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) that will analyze the impacts of development and maintenance within the existing Rice Canyon 105 acre open area managed primarily for off-highway vehicle (OHV) use. The project area is within the Antelope/Shaffer/Bald Mountain Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) which was designated in the 2008 BLM ELFO Resource Management Plan (RMP).The Rice Canyon OHV open area is

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Coastal OHV Park Offers Fun and Economic Boost

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:58
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OAKLEY, CA (December 18, 2014) -- A highly popular off-road state park located on the central coast of California was host last week for a government body that oversees the operation. On December 11 & 12, the California State Park's Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Commission met in Grover Beach. Commissioners toured the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Area (SVRA) and discussed many aspects of the CA OHV program statewide including various operational tenets of the SVRA. 

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Support BRC With Your Last Minute Shopping!

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:48

Doing some last minute shopping? Support BRC by using the AmazonSmileProgram when you are shopping online. We are proud to be one of the charities you can choose for a donation from Amazon.com and their AmazonSmile program. It costs you nothing – they donate 0.5% of your purchase to the charity of your choice and it is just one click away! Just start shopping here and first fill in the box for YOUR charity and type in "BlueRibbon Coalition" to choose us! Then start shopping – it’s still the same Amazon.com that you’re used to.

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Yellowstone Opened to Limited Snowmobile Access With Non-commercially Guided Access

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:09

On December 15, 2014 the gates opened to another season of snowmobile access to Yellowstone National Park. However, recent warm weather and limited snowfall resulted in very little snowpack on many of the park's interior roads. Until appreciable snowfall is received and conditions on the park's packed, groomed roads improves, snowmobile access to the Park will be limited (see Park Service News release). Remember during the 2014/2015 Winter Season, the Park will operate under the newly approved Winter Use

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BlueRibbon Coalition National Land Use & Legislation Update

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:48

BRC has received questions and feedback concerning the pending National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2015. This bill recently passed the House of Representatives, and now faces a vote in the Senate. Appended to this bill is a massive package of other bills, including dozens of public lands bills. On the plus side, this signals at least a momentary end to the Congressional gridlock that has prevented meaningful public lands legislation from moving for years. Many of these bills are positive for recrea

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Give A Gift Of BRC Membership!

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 15:36

Give the gift of recreational access this holiday season. Nothing is more important to that outdoor recreation enthusiast on your holiday gift list than a future of trails, access and having fun! You can make that happen with the gift of a BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) membership - the champions of responsible recreation nationwide who help keep the outdoor fun alive!

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NORTH CAROLINA - Ask Your Senator to Support Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:51

We received an alert from the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA). BRC believes that users should honor the hard work by NCBBA and other stakeholders on this bipartisan legislation by offering our support for this bill. We've pasted their alert below. Please take a second to look it over, take action and pass it along.Thanks in advance for your involvement,

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