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Fish & Wildlife Commission Seeks Comment On Exotic Species Classification

Montana FWP - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 15:28
The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed classification of two exotic species as either controlled or prohibited in the state.

Fish & Wildlife Commission Seeks Comment On Exotic Species Classification

Montana FWP - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 15:28
The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed classification of two exotic species as either controlled or prohibited in the state.

Last Chance For Comments On West Mojave Route Network (deadline June 4, 2015)

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:00

As many of you know, the BLM's comment period for the West Mojave (WEMO) Route Network Project (WMRNP) and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) ends on June 4, 2015. Time is short. So if you haven't already submitted your comments, please take a couple of minutes, use or letter generator (link below) and submit your comments. The proposed route network provides important motorized access for both general outdoor recreationists and OHV enthusiasts. Many of the routes

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ARIZONA - Coconino NF To Hold Community Meeting On Sustainable Recreation

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 09:48

The Coconino National Forest invites the public to a community meeting this week to discuss an "all hands, all lands" approach to sustainable outdoor recreation management in northern Arizona. The meeting will be at the City of Flagstaff Aquaplex located at 1702 N. 4th Street, Flagstaff, Arizona, on Wednesday (June 3) from 4 - 7 p.m. Forest Service personnel will facilitate discussions on how to approach recreation opportunities in northern Arizona that are economically

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Region 6 Citizens Advisory Council Meets June 9 at Fort Peck Hatchery

Montana FWP - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 17:15
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 6 Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9 at the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery, located at 277 Montana Highway 117, just north of Fort Peck, MT.

RCH Designs & Moab Diner Raise Funds For Recreation Access!

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 15:47
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MOAB, UT (June 2, 2015) -- RCH Designs & Moab Diner, together with automotive industry partners, raised funds to help save trails and land use in Moab - raising over $4,500 to be donated to the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC). Funds were raised through the sale of their Moab Diner Easter Jeep Safari T-Shirt (pictured). This extremely popular apparel item was sold before and during the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.

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Dome Mountain Clean Up Day June 13

Montana FWP - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 15:23
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking for volunteers for its 3rd annual Dome Mountain Clean-Up Day co-sponsored by the Park County Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, June 13. Volunteers will be cleaning up and removing remnants of old fencing that are dangerous to wildlife on this important elk winter range.

National Champion Racer Jason Scherer Champions for BRC

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 14:09

Jason Scherer is a name known worldwide as a star racer, off-highway four-wheeler and avid dirt bike rider, family man, supporter of land use, and all around great person with a winning smile. Jason is also a champion of BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) as well as a lifetime member, encouraging fans to join BRC and every land use organization they can afford.

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NPS Releases Draft Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan For Public Comment

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 08:29

This draft Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan is part of an effort to continually improve the management of winter use in Yellowstone National Park using the best available science and public input. The draft plan provides direction for the Winter Use Adaptive Management Program, which has three primary objectives: 1. To evaluate the impacts of oversnow vehicle use and help managers implement actions that keep impacts within the range

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NEW MEXICO - Carson National Forest Invites Public Participation In Forest Plan Revision

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 14:32

As part of the Forest Plan Revision process, the Carson National Forest has completed a draft assessment of current conditions and trends of forest resources to determine which are not in a sustainable condition and is asking the public for input. The forest is in the second year of a four-year process to revise its forest plan, the guiding document that serves as a "vision" for land management activities. Once approved, the forest plan will guide activities for the next 10-15 years.

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Paddlefish Harvest Ends on Yellowstone & Lower Missouri Rivers

Montana FWP - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 14:06
PADDLEFISH HARVEST SEASON WILL CLOSE AT INTAKE FISHING ACCESS SITE AND IN THE YELLOWSTONE RIVER AND THE MISSOURI RIVER BELOW FORT PECK DAM EFFECTIVE Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

Fish & Wildlife Commission To Meet June 11 In Helena

Montana FWP - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:51
Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet June 11 in Helena beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Montana Wild Programs For June

Montana FWP - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 09:32
Are you looking for something fun to do this summer?

Skyjacker Suspensions Ups Support to BRC at Corporate Level

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 14:30

For forty years Skyjacker Suspensions out of West Monroe, LA has proven to be innovative and committed to cutting-edge technology. They are also on the land use team and just upped their support of BRC with their new “Business/Corporate Member” status.

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Update: Additional $2,000 Reward Offered in Wolf Poaching Cases

Montana FWP - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 09:50
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Enforcement is investigating two incidents of wolf poaching occurring in southwest Montana in the last month.

BRC Participates in World Record-Breaking Jeep Parade

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:33

BRC’s Del and Stacie Albright attended Jeep Beach 2015 in Daytona Beach, FL where the Mid-Florida Jeep Club organized a new milestone for the Guinness Book of World Records.    According to the wording of the actual record, “The largest parade of Jeep vehicles numbered 1,846, and was achieved by Jeep Beach (USA) at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL, USA on April 26, 2015.”

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Dead Grizzly Bear in the Yaak

Montana FWP - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:44
FWP Game Wardens and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the death of a male grizzly bear at the Yaak Falls Campground. The campground is located approximately five miles up the Yaak Highway. It was reported to FWP on Sunday May 24. The investigation is on-going and no further details can be provided at this time.

Information Sought on Dead Grizzly in the Paola Creek Area

Montana FWP - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:43
On May 20, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Special Agent and MT FWP grizzly bear biologists investigated and retrieved the carcass of an adult female grizzly bear from the Paola Creek area of the Middle Fork of the Flathead Drainage located on the Flathead National Forest in northwest Montana.

Hunter Cited for Killing Grizzly Bear

Montana FWP - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:41
A Wisconsin black bear hunter mistakenly shot a male grizzly bear near Spotted Bear on May 16. The hunter thought the animal was a black bear when he shot. The hunter shot the grizzly in the area of the Wilderness Lodge where he was staying. Upon discovering it was a grizzly, the hunter immediately reported the incident to FWP.

Teakettle Fishing Access Site Proposed Improvement Draft EA

Montana FWP - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:36
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Teakettle Fishing Access Site (FAS) Proposed Improvement draft environmental assessment (EA). Teakettle FAS is located along the Flathead River in Columbia Falls, Flathead County (T30N, R20W, S16). FWP proposes to expand and improve the parking areas, develop a new drive lane, install barrier rock to control vehicle movement, and repair existing boundary fencing. The draft is out for a 30-day public review through Friday, June 12, 2015. Copies of the draft are available at the FWP office, 490 N. Meridian Rd., Kalispell; Montana State Library, 1515 E 6th Ave., Helena; FWP State Headquarters, 1420 E 6th Ave., Helena; the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov under Submit Public Comment, then Fishing, then Public Notices-Fishing; and available for viewing at local libraries. Contact person: R-1 FAS Manager Tony Powell at (406) 751-5423 or e-mail to tpowell@mt.gov.
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