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Board of Directors Election Results

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 13:05

POCATELLO, ID (November 3, 2015) -- Sharetrails.Org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is proud to announce the results of the recent BRC Board of Directors Election, which saw the re-election or election of three candidates to the BRC Board of Directors.

WILLIAM KAEPPNER of Ohio was re-elected to his seat. Additionally, please help us give a warm welcome to BRC's two newly elected members of the board, REBECCA ANTLE and MARK KINCART.

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Funding For RTP On The Chopping Block Again!

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:46

Back in July of this year, BRC, along with other user groups, asked for your help in fending off an attempt by the Senate to eliminate the federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP). Well the fight is not over. Unfortunately another effort is under way by members of the House to eliminate this important trail funding. BRC has been contacted by the Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) asking for your help to stop this move to eliminate the RTP. CRT has just learned that two amendments to HR 3763,

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Sam Houston Trails Coalition Awarded Matching Funds For Sustainable Trail Maintenance

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 16:17

Here's some great recent news from the Sam Houston Trails Coalition! (see news release below from the Trails Coalition of Texas)

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UTAH - BLM Hosts Public Learning Sessions on Greater Sage-Grouse

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 12:48

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Color Country District Office and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is hosting several public learning sessions to provide information about the final greater sage-grouse conservation plan for Utah public lands. After an unprecedented, collaborative and science-based conservation effort, the BLM and U.S. Forest Service recently finalized Utah land-use plan amendments that will address threats to the greater sage-grouse by:

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NEW MEXICO - Lincoln NF Hosting Public Workshops The First Two Weeks In November

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:26

The Lincoln National Forest will be hosting public workshops during the first two weeks in November. During the Assessment Phase of Forest Plan Revision, the public is invited to help identify ecological, social, and economic conditions and trends as they relate to the Lincoln National Forest. This information will be beneficial as the team continues with the Assessment Phase of the Forest Plan Revision. These workshops are intended to provide a venue for two-way conversation and dialogue with regard to the Forest Plan.

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OREGON - Additional public meetings scheduled to discuss the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 12:15

The Forest Service has added additional meetings to the previously released schedule of public meetings to discuss the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision. Please see the updated schedule below: A facilitator will ensure that everyone in attendance has time to speak, listen to others, and propose solutions. In 2014, the Forest Service released a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) related to the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision and received over

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BRC Board/General Membership Meeting Update!

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:55

ATTENTION! For those planning on attending the BRC Board of Directors (BOD) and General Membership Meeting in Las Vegas, the time and place for the event is listed below:

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UTAH - BLM Extends Comment Period for St. George Draft Resource Management Plans

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:16

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) St. George Field Office has announced an extension of the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing two National Conservation Area (NCA) Draft Resource Management Plans (RMPs) and a Draft Amendment to the current St. George Field Office RMP. The public comment period will now end on November 16, 2015-providing an additional 30 days to review draft documents and submit comments.

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NEW JERSEY - Update to NJ Park Service MAP for Wharton State Forest Alert

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 10:19

On October 21, 2015, we sent out a land use update on the New Jersey State Park Service Motorized Access Plan (MAP) to protect the environment and encourage responsible use of Off-Road Vehicles, or ORVs, in Wharton State Forest, located in the heart of the Pinelands National Reserve. At the October 22nd motorized stakeholder meeting the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said all roads are open while the policy is under review and that all (closed) signs will be removed

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NEW MEXICO - Carson NF Request Public Comment on the Needs to Change Management Direction of its Existing 1986 Forest Plan

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 08:46

The Carson National Forest has completed its Assessment Report. The assessment describes the current ecological, social, and economic conditions and trends of forest resources per the USDA Forest Service 2012 Planning Rule. These are the resource areas (vegetation, water, soil, air, riparian areas, etc.) and benefits we provide which are at risk of not being sustainable now and into the future. With the Assessment, the Carson NF has also completed the Needs to Change Management

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COLORADO - BLM Initiates Comprehensive Transportation and Travel Management Plan

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 10:20

The Bureau of Land Management has announced a public scoping period for travel and transportation management in the White River Field Office in northwestern Colorado. The White River Field Office is beginning an Environmental Assessment that would amend its 1997 Resource Management Plan to determine which areas within the 1.5 million-acre field office would be open to cross-country motorized and mechanized use, which would be limited to designated routes, and which would be closed to motorized

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

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:22

The Helena and Lewis & Clark National Forests have 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 desired forest conditions. The objectives of the workshops are to: 1) Provide information on the forest plan rev

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OREGON - New Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 13:10

The Forest Service has scheduled new public meetings to discuss the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision. Please see the current schedule below...A facilitator will ensure that everyone in attendance has time to speak, listen to others, and propose solutions. In 2014, the Forest Service released a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) related to the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision and received over a thousand comment letters

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Cabela’s Offers Employee Discount To BRC Members!

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 10:34
Mark your calendars for November 13-15

Cabela’s, the "World's Foremost Outfitter®" is offering all members of the BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.Org an opportunity to save money with their employee discount. This is an in-store offer only, and requires presentation of the barcode below. Cabela’s will honor a printed version or presentation of the barcode on a smartphone. Show and save!

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey Park Service MAP for Wharton State Forest Under Further Review - Meeting Scheduled

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 09:46

The New Jersey State Park Service is launching a Motorized Access Plan (MAP) to protect the environment and encourage responsible use of Off-Road Vehicles, or ORVs, in Wharton State Forest, located in the heart of the Pinelands National Reserve. (See original news Release HERE.) The Motorized Access Plan, or MAP, consists of a driving map that delineates a nearly 225-mile network of sand and other unimproved roads that is open to motorized vehicles, as well as a colorful

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IDAHO - BLM Seeks Public Input on Travel Management Plan

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 13:01

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Salmon Field Office is initiating a public review period for the South Half Travel Management Plan Environmental Assessment (DOI-EA-ID-I040-2013-0015). The public comment period will end Monday, November 23, 2015. The purpose of this review period is to provide the public and all interested parties an opportunity to review the Environmental Assessment (EA) and provide feedback before the Decision Record is signed.

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BlueRibbon Magazine Issue #2, Digital Edition

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 09:22

POCATELLO, ID (October 19, 2015) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is pleased to announce that the digital version of the BlueRibbon Magazine, issue #2, is now available. The publication is available in a FlipZine version as well as a PDF.

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