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OREGON - FS Publishing EA for Travel Management Plan on Umpqua NF

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:46

The Umpqua National Forest is taking the next step towards complying with a 2005 Travel Management Rule by publishing an environmental assessment (EA) on the motorized roads, trails and areas within the boundaries of the national forest. A combined 30-day scoping and comment period begins December 9, 2015, during which people can share thoughts about the EA analysis and any issues they think the agency missed. Maps for each of the six alternatives by ranger district are available online

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NORTH CAROLINA - Comments Sought on Wilderness and Other Proposals by Jan. 5

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:40

NORTH CAROLINA - Comments Sought on Wilderness and Other Proposals by Jan. 5

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NEVADA - BLM Carson City District Releases Draft RMP/EIS For Public Review

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:33

NEVADA - BLM Carson City District Releases Draft RMP/EIS For Public Review

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MICHIGAN - Forest Service to Study Huron-Manistee NF Road System

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:20

MICHIGAN - Forest Service to Study Huron-Manistee NF Road System

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CALIFORNIA - Sierra NF Hosts Open House - Seeking Public Input for 2016 State OHV Funding Proposals

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:13

CALIFORNIA - Sierra NF Hosts Open House - Seeking Public Input for 2016 State OHV Funding Proposals

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ALASKA - Chugach National Forest Completes Phase I of Forest Plan Revision

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:07

ALASKA - Chugach National Forest Completes Phase I of Forest Plan Revision

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MONTANA - Lolo National Forest Travel Analysis - Request for Comment

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:45

The Lolo National Forest (LNF) is preparing to conduct a Travel Analysis to identify the minimum road system needed for safe and efficient travel and for administration, utilization, and protection of National Forest System lands. We are asking you to review and comment on questions that will be used in this analysis to assess the risks and benefits of National Forest System Roads (NFSRs). BRC believes that OHV recreationists should ask the agency to develop travel management strategies as part of their forest

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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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