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COLORADO - PUBLIC MEETING ON RAMPART RANGE WILDERNESS PROPOSAL

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 12:37

BRC just received an urgent Action Alert from the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) http://www.cohvco.org/ with regards to the Rampart Range Wilderness Meeting. We've pasted COHVCO's Action Alert below. Please take a minute to read the alert, take action and then pass it along to friends, family and riding buddies. As always, call or email if you have any questions or comments.

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ARIZONA- Kaibab National Forest Releases Forest Management Plan

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 09:11

The Kaibab National Forest is proposing to designate camping corridors on the Williams and Tusayan ranger districts in order to better meet the public's need for motorized dispersed camping opportunities. The proposal is part of the South Zone Travel Management Revision Project, which is available for public review and comment on the Kaibab Kaibab National Forest website at http://go.usa.gov/kpQV. The public scoping pe

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IDAHO - Boise NF Announces Public Meetings for Becker Integrated Resource Project

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:46

The Idaho City Ranger District of the Boise National Forest is seeking public comment to initiate an environmental analysis for a nearly 20,000 acre project in the Crooked River Watershed, about 48 miles northeast of Boise. Public comment opportunities will be available May 7, 2014, through June 9, 2014. The proposal, called the Becker Integrated Resource Project, would reduce the potential of uncharacteristically large wildfires, contri

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NPS To Update The Public On The Adaptive Management Program For Winter Use in Yellowstone NP

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 15:26

Yellowstone National Park invites the public to a meeting to discuss progress made on the park's winter use adaptive management program on June 4, 2014, in Jackson, Wyoming. The adaptive management program is a collaborative process between park managers, scientists, and the public, which the park will use to evaluate the implementation of the park's new winter use management plan. The program is designed to allow the National Park Service (NPS) to gather more information about the

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BRC Launches Hard-Copy Newsletter

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:21

POCATELLO, ID (May 12, 2014) - The BlueRibbon Coalition, following member demand, recently launched its new quarterly publication, descriptively titled "The BlueRibbon Coalition UPDATE."  This small newsletter is only the first step in BRC's efforts to address the desire of many of its members for a physical method of communication, as opposed to the many electronic methods now available.

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Subcommittee to Hold Legislative Hearing on Clear Creek National Recreation Area & Conservation Act

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:09

The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation will hold a legislative hearing on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, on six bills, including H.R. 1776 , the "Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act," a bill that would establish the Clear Creek National Recreation Area in San Benito and Fresno Counties.

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IDAHO - Sawtooth NF Announces Big Wood Travel Management Plan Open House

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 09:51

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is evaluating public access and summer travel opportunities within the Big Wood River watershed. The public is invited to participate in the planning process by attending a public meeting May 22, 2014, at the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Headquarters office, 5 North Fork Road, Ketchum, Idaho 83340. A project presentation will begin at 6:30p.m. and will be followed by questions

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COLORADO- BLM Extends Comment Period for Norwood-Burn Canyon Comprehensive Travel Management Plan

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:05

If you didn't have the time to comment on the Norwood/Burn Canyon Trail Proposal, (see BRC's previous alert), you now have additional time. The Bureau of Land Management's Uncompahgre Field Office has extended the public comment period for the preliminary Norwood-Burn Canyon Comprehensive Travel Management Plan Environmental Assessment due to technical difficulties associated with the project email

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ARIZONA - Tonto National Forest Announced Forest Plan Revision Public Meetings Schedule

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 15:13

The public is invited to participate in a series of meetings ("Community Forums") focused on the assessment of existing conditions and trends on the Tonto National Forest as part of its Land and Resource Management Plan Revision ("Forest Plan") process. The four-year revision process involves three phases: Assessment of forest resource conditions and trends, development of a revised plan, and monitoring the impl

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COLORADO - Norwood/Burn Canyon Trail Proposal Not Good for Motorized Users

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 13:59

BRC just received an urgent Action Alert from the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) with regards to the Norwood/Burn Canyon Trail Proposal. BRC concurs with our friends at the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition and the Trail Preservation Alliance and stands with them in strong support for Alternative 2. BRC also stands in strong opposition to Alternative 1 which amounts to a function area ban of historic single-track motorcycle, ATV, SxS, and 4WD use.

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MONTANA - Flathead National Forest to Host Forest Plan Revision Open House

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:45

The Flathead National Forest will be hosting a Forest Plan Revision Open-House on May 7, 2014, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Swan Valley Community Hall in Condon, Montana. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for people to give specific comments and recommendations that they would like to see considered in the plan revision process for the Flathead National Forest. The Open-House will give people the

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COLORADO- BLM Seeks Comments on Norwood-Burn Canyon Comprehensive Travel Management Plan

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:36

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Uncompahgre Field Office is seeking public comments on the preliminary Norwood-Burn Canyon Comprehensive Travel Management Plan Environmental Assessment (EA). The preliminary EA analyzes four alternatives for an inter-connecting trail system on about 9,850 acres of public land managed by the BLM, about three miles west of Norwood, Colorado.Alternatives were developed considering the existing off-highway vehicle designations and conditions on the grou

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BRC Signs On To Participate In "Idaho Gives" Day - Your Donation Could Be Worth More!

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 03:30
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POCATELLO, ID (April 30, 2014 ) - The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a leading advocate for recreational access to public lands, announces its official participation in the Idaho Non-Profit Center's second annual "Idaho Gives" day, which will take place on May 1, 2014. The Center hopes to build on the success of last year's inaugural, statewide giving blitz, which raised nearly $600,000 for hundreds of nonprofits in a 24-hour period.

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OREGON - Wallowa-Whitman Hosts Public Meeting in Unity, OR

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:02

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will be hosting a public meeting on May 1, 2014, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Community Hall in Unity, Oregon. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and share information about Forest projects and activities, and general information about the Proposed Revised Land Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The meeting will be hosted by John Laurence, Wallowa-Whitman Forest Supervisor. This is your opportunity as a forest user

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