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UTAH - BLM-Price FO Announces Recreation Planning Meeting

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 13:51

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office has announced that there will be a recreation planning meeting held at the BLM Price Field Office (125 S. 600 W., Price, UT) on Thursday, January 23, 2014, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The agenda for the meeting includes the discussion of current and future recreation projects and travel management, including the San Rafael Dessert Route Inventory. Anyone interested in outdoor recreation on BLM managed lands in Carbon and Emery Counties is welcome to

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CALIFORNIA - BLM Announces Application Period for Dunes Subgroup

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 12:01

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) California Desert District Desert Advisory Council (DAC) announces an open application period for membership on its Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) subgroup. Persons interested in serving on the subgroup should meet at least one of the following qualifications pertaining to the ISDRA in eastern Imperial County: be a user or stakeholder, reside in a neighboring community, have knowledge of or experience with the ISDRA. Particular expertise desire

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WYOMING - Public Input Sought for Developing West Snowy Range Travel Management

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 11:56

The U.S. Forest Service, Brush Creek-Hayden (BCH) Ranger District, is seeking public input to help develop future proposals for the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project. The analysis area for the project is located on the west side of the Snowy Range and encompasses approximately 210,000 acres on the Medicine Bow National Forest. The purpose of this project is to provide safe motorized access to and through the National Forest, minimize user conflicts as well as travel and recreation impa

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UTAH - BLM Seeks Public Input on ATV Trail Proposal in San Juan County

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 15:50

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Monticello Field Office is seeking comments during a 40-day public scoping period for the proposed Recapture Canyon All-Terrain Vehicle Trail System Right-of-Way (ROW) requested by San Juan County, Utah. The purpose of the public scoping period is to identify relevant issues that could influence the environmental analysis, including development of alternatives and guide the planning process. The BLM is considering a proposal by San Juan County, Utah, for a ROW for an

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ARIZONA - Comments sought on Coronado National Forest Draft Land Management Plan & DEIS

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:51

The Coronado National Forest has developed a proposed land management plan and a programmatic Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for public review and comment. The final land management plan will replace the current plan, written in 1986, and provide guidance for managing 1,783,639 acres of National Forest System lands for the next 10 to 15 years. The proposed plan is based on best available science and years of collaboration with the public, tribes, other federal agencies, and state and local govern

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ARIZONA - FS Seeks Comments On Proposed Categorical Exclusion For Wildlife Habitat And Rehabilitation Project

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 14:03

Public comment is being sought by Tonto National Forest officials on a Categorical Exclusion (CE) proposal to rehabilitate and make improvements to areas on the Mesa Ranger District that are primarily used for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation. The project is located along four heavily-used forest roads on the Mesa Ranger district, Tonto National Forest, in Maricopa and Pinal counties.Copies of the proposed action are available at the Mesa District Ranger administrative office as well as the Tonto National Forest

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International Snowmobile Safety Week January 18-26, 2014

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:30

It is not too late to join the celebration of International Snowmobile Safety Week. There are over 10 million people across the United States and Canada who enjoy snowmobiling as a fun and exciting sport. BlueRibbon Coalition is glad that we, as riders--along with the industry--stop each January to focus on safety.

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CALIFORNIA - Forest Service to hold webinar on Land Management Plan

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:08

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will hold a webinar to explain the final Land Management Plan that will guide the management of National Forest System lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin over the next 15 years.  The webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.  The webinar will explain the plan, highlight changes from the draft, and outline the remainder of the plan revision process and include a brief presentation, followed by a question and answer period.

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Highlight On The 7th Annual Eastern Sierra ATV & UTV Jamboree

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:51
California's only ATV & UTV Jamboree

The Northern Mono Chamber of Commerce will host the "Eastern Sierra ATV & UTV Jamboree" in Mono County's Antelope Valley, home to Walker, Coleville and Topaz on June 10 - 14, 2014.

"Our Jamboree has had great success these last six years with the 2013 Jamboree being our biggest and best so far! With a capacity of 300 riders, our Jamboree is just the right size for those that don't want to be just another rider, but to be a participant!", said Pam Hamic, Co-Founder and President of the Northern Mono Chamber of Commerce.

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CALIFORNIA - USFS Seeks Comment on Forest Plan Revision Final Assessments

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 14:10

The U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Region has released the final assessments for the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests, the Bio-regional assessment, and a preliminary Need to Change document. The public is invited to provide feedback on the Need to Change document, which will drive how the Forest Service revises its management plans. More information -- and the forest assessments, Bio-regional assessment, and the preliminary Need to Change -- can be found online at: 

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IDAHO - Forest Service Announces Forest Plan Meetings for 2014

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:40

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will be holding additional meetings in 2014 to collaborate with the public on revising the Forest Plan. This is a continuation of meetings held over the last year to hear from the public on how they would like to see the National Forests managed. The meetings will be: February 8, 2014 at the Orofino Forest Service Office. Topics include Air Quality, Fire, and Fuel Management, Distinctive Roles of

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Recreation Groups Cheer Circuit Court Victory

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:00
Image:  Contact:  Bruce Reierson, Treasure State ATV Association Mona Ehnes, Great Falls Trail Bike Riders Assn.

BILLINGS, MT (January 8, 2014) -- Recreation groups are thrilled by a just-released Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding the validity of the Custer National Forest’s Beartooth Ranger District Travel Management Plan. The Plan was released in 2008 to designate routes for motorized access in the Beartooth Ranger District, which includes the Pryor Mountains, in south-central Montana.

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MONTANA - Forest Seeks Public Comments on Watershed Improvement & Travel Mgmt Project

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 17:57

The Bitterroot National Forest is inviting the public to review and make comments on a watershed improvement and travel management project on the Darby Ranger District.  The Darby Lumber Lands project encompasses approximately 22,267 acres in the South Fork Sleeping Child and Rye Creek drainages in the Sapphire Mountains east of Darby. The project is designed to improve watershed and stream health in the area, while also  

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UTAH & ARIZONA - NPS Announces Off-road Vehicle Management Plan and DEIS

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 15:35

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the release of the Off-road Vehicle Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/DEIS) for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Glen Canyon). The Plan/DEIS analyzes a range of alternatives and actions for managing off-road use of motor vehicles and on-road use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and street-legal all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The Plan/DEIS seeks to provide clear management direction to preserve

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ARIZONA - Attention Off Roaders In The Quartzsite Area - Your Help Needed

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:48

BRC just received an email from Shirley Leeson, President of the American Lands Access Association (ALAA), with an urgent request regarding their upcoming January meeting in Quartzsite, Arizona. We've pasted Shirley's email below. Please take a minute to read the alert, take action and then pass it along to friends, family and riding buddies. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC. Thanks you to everyone who gets involved,

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ARIZONA- Coconino NF Releases Draft Forest Plan for 90-day Public Comment

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 11:38

ARIZONA- Coconino NF Releases Draft Forest Plan for 90-day Public Comment Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber, The Coconino National Forest has released a draft revised Land and Resources Management Plan (forest plan) and accompanying Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a 90-day public comment period. These documents and other information about the forest plan revision process are available at -- http://go.usa.gov/jHnY. The public is invited to review the documents and to provide

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WYOMING - BLM-FS Release Draft Wyoming Sage-Grouse Mgmt Land Use Plan Amendment/Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 17:01

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service (FS) have released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Wyoming Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan/Land Use Plan Amendments for the Rawlins, Rock Springs, Kemmerer, Pinedale, Casper and Newcastle RMPs; as well as the Thunder Basin National Grassland and Bridger-Teton and Medicine Bow National Forests Land Use Plans. This release opens a 90-day public comment period that will close March 24, 2014.

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Yellowstone Winter Use Update: Park is Open To Snowmobiles Again This Year!

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:49
Yellowstone open to snowmobiles for the 2013-2014 winter season Image:  Contact:  Jack Welch, Volunteer Consultant, BlueRibbon Coalition

Update: On December 15, 2013 the gates opened to another season of snowmobile access to Yellowstone National Park. This access will be regulated by the just completed Final Regulation to implement the Record of Decision (ROD).

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