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USFS Fire Closure Order Singles Out OHV Use

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:19
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POCATELLO, ID  (July 9, 2015) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail-based recreation group,  is questioning the recent Fire Closure Order #06-03-01-15-02 that bans OHVs from using over 250 miles of system trails on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest located in Washington State.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Fire Closure Order that BANs OHV Use on System Trails
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3844001.pdf

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FWP Seeking Members for Region 2 Citizen Advisory Committee

Montana FWP - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 17:03
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on the Region 2 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC).

CALIFORNIA - Stanislaus NF Seeks Public Input on Over-Snow Vehicle Designation Project

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 16:43

The Stanislaus National Forest is requesting public comment on the Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) proposed action begun on June 26, 2015. Public comment on the proposed action is encouraged. To assure your comments are fully considered during the scoping phase of the project, please submit comments by August 10, 2015. The information you share now will be instrumental in formulating alternative actions in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

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Fire Restrictions at FWP Properties in Madison & Jefferson Counties

Montana FWP - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:36
Due to the high level of fire danger, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ properties in Madison and Jefferson Counties will go to Stage 1 fire restrictions on Thursday, July 9. The restrictions apply specifically to FWP Fishing Access Sites, Wildlife Management Areas, and State Parks.

Fire Restrictions at FWP Properties in Madison & Jefferson Counties

Montana FWP - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:36
Due to the high level of fire danger, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ properties in Madison and Jefferson Counties will go to Stage 1 fire restrictions on Thursday, July 9. The restrictions apply specifically to FWP Fishing Access Sites, Wildlife Management Areas, and State Parks.

WISCONSIN - DNR Seeks Public Comments For Program Guidance Related to Motorized Road Access

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 13:29

As OHV recreationists, you have a direct interest in Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) properties and the uses associated with their roads. Wisconsin State Statute 23.116, requires DNR to inventory and map all roads located on department property. Each map will designate which roads are open to the public for the use of motorized vehicles and will determine when each road is open or closed for such use. To provide for public recreational access

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Elk Brucellosis Working Group To Hold Annual Review Meeting

Montana FWP - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:18
The working group charged with developing elk management options in areas where the transmission of brucellosis between elk and livestock is a concern will meet in Bozeman July 16 to review the results of last winter's activities.

FWP looking for input in planning for next decade

Montana FWP - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 08:11
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking for public input on its values, needs and priorities as part of its ’15 & Forward initiative to plan for the next 10 years. Nine listening sessions are scheduled throughout the state between July 20 and Aug. 12.

PUBLIC INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN FWP’S PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE; LISTENING SESSIONS HOSTED STATEWIDE THIS SUMMER

Montana FWP - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:58
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is looking for public input on values, needs and priorities as part of its ’15 & Forward initiative to plan for the next 10 years. There will be nine listening sessions around the state starting Monday, July 20 through Wednesday, August 12.

Kayak And Camp Event With Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Program

Montana FWP - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:22
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is sponsoring a kayak and camping class August 8 & 9 on the Clark Fork River. Participants will paddle from the Big Eddy Fishing Access Site to Saint Regis with an overnight camp at the Sloway Campground. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and provide their own kayak, life jacket and camping gear. The $60 fee includes 3 meals and transportation of camping gear. Participants should have some kayaking experience.

Public Invited To Participate In FWP's Planning For The Future; Listening Sessions Hosted Statewide This Summer

Montana FWP - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:16
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is looking for public input on values, needs and priorities as part of its ’15 & Forward initiative to plan for the next 10 years. There will be nine listening sessions around the state starting Monday, July 20 through Wednesday, August 12.

Montana Wild & Montana State Parks Hosting Helena Outdoor Festival July 30

Montana FWP - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:59
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and several partner organizations will provide a free youth Outdoor Festival at Montana WILD and Spring Meadow Lake State Park.

IDAHO - BLM Seeks Input on Activity Plan for Blackfoot River Special Recreation Management Area

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:15

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) - Pocatello Field Office (PFO) is seeking input for developing an activity plan for the Blackfoot River Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA). Beginning this spring the PFO is conducting inventories on all motorized travel routes, existing developed and dispersed recreation areas, climbing areas, and non-motorized boating opportunities on the Blackfoot River below the reservoir.The PFO is seeking your help with comments, concerns, or

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Private Land/Public Wildlife Council Nominations Sought

Montana FWP - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:05
Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are seeking applicants for appointment to the Private Land/Public Wildlife Council.

Private Land/Public Wildlife Council Nominations Sought

Montana FWP - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:21
Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are seeking applicants for appointment to the Private Land/Public Wildlife Council.

Teakettle Fishing Access Site Proposed Improvement Decision Notice

Montana FWP - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:08
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for proposed improvements for Teakettle Fishing Access Site (FAS). Teakettle FAS is located along the Flathead River in Columbia Falls, Flathead County (T30N, R20W, S16). FWP proposed to expand and improve the parking areas, develop a new drive lane, install barrier rock to control vehicle movement, and repair existing boundary fencing.

Warden Looking for Tips on Dog Poisoning Incident near Condon

Montana FWP - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:07
During the third week of June, on two separate days individuals took their dogs on walks on Owl Creek road south of Bigfork. In both instances, after arriving back home, the dogs (both labs) started convulsing and died shortly thereafter. Due to the similarity in these cases the veterinarian took samples from the second dog and sent them to a lab. The veterinarian believed the symptoms resembled strychnine poisoning.

Summer Hunter Education Class Set For Billings

Montana FWP - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:38
BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled a special weekend hunter education class for Aug. 6-8 at the Billings Rod and Gun Club. Online registration for the class is open. Participation is limited to 60 students on a first-come, first-served basis and students must register online.

Alert: Angling Restrictions on Big Hole & Jefferson Effective Friday, July 3

Montana FWP - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:17
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to angling restrictions on the Big Hole and Jefferson Rivers effective Friday, July 3 as a result of high water temperatures. Restrictions on other southwest Montana rivers are likely in the near future.

Alert: Angling Restrictions on Big Hole & Jefferson Effective Friday, July 3

Montana FWP - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:17
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to angling restrictions on the Big Hole and Jefferson Rivers effective Friday, July 3 as a result of high water temperatures. Restrictions on other southwest Montana rivers are likely in the near future.
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