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MONTANA-Flathead National Forest Seeks Input on Travel Analysis Process Preliminary Map

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:12pm

The U.S. Forest Service seeks public input on an analysis of the road system on the Flathead National Forest. The travel analysis process includes the identification of risks and benefits on National Forest System Roads (NFSR) roads as they pertain to safe and efficient travel and the protection, management, and use of the national forest. To learn more about the Travel Analysis Process and access the interactive mapping tool click here. This is this is the primary tool for the public to view the analysis and provide input

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UTAH - BLM Utah Seeks Nominations for Vacancies on Resource Advisory Council

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:49pm

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting public nominations for the Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The Utah RAC is a 15-member advisory panel which provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands issues for 22.9 million acres of Federal public lands in Utah. The RAC meets 1-4 times per year.  Membership includes a cross section of Utahan's around the State representing energy, tourism and commercial

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UTAH - BLM Seeks Public Comment on ATV Event in Eastern Utah

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:00pm

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking the public's input on a proposal by Monticello to host and guide the 2014 San Juan ATV Safari. This is an incredible three-day adventure of world-class riding that needs your support. We are asking all OHVers in Utah to take the time to shoot the BLM an email or a quick note supporting the Special Recreation Permit (SRP) for this annual event. We have provided some bullet points below to help. The EA, which includes route maps, is available for public review a

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BRC Now On Instagram & Google+

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:28pm
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POCATELLO, ID (July 16, 2014) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is proud to announce that it has added to its online presence two new social media venues. BRC can now be followed as "brc4access" on Instagram, the biggest image sharing application on the internet; BRC also can be found on Google+, a fast growing utility created by the well known internet search engine of the same name (you can access BRC on Google+ directly at: http://bit.ly/brc-google).

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IDAHO - Next Phase of Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Plan Revision Begins

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:16pm

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has announced the next phase of revising the Forest's Land and Resource Management Plan (the Forest Plan). The Forest has released the proposed action for the Forest Plan and is asking for additional public input. For the last 20 months, the Forest has engaged the public in collaborative public participation efforts which have been instrumental for providing input into development of the proposed action.The full text of the proposed action can be found at HERE. If you would 

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WASHINGTON - FS Announce Results of the Sustainable Roads Public Meetings for Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:36pm

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is hosting a series of public results forms to share the data collected from the sustainable roads public outreach meetings held last summer. Participants helped identify forest roads that mattered to them. The Forest is in the process of creating a sustainable road strategy to maintain the forest road system within budget for safe travel, use, administration and resource protection. Come see the results from the Sustainable Roads outreach meetings:

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NEW MEXICO - Cibola NF Extends Time to Provide Input on Forest Plan Revision Documents and Processes

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:06pm

The Cibola National Forest has received requests from the public for more time to review and offer input to the Draft Assessment Report of Ecological/Social/Economic Conditions, Trends, and Risks to Sustainability. In addition, the public has also requested more time to contribute to the preliminary needs for change statements addressing risks to sustainability to the resources, goods, and services that the Cibola provides. In response to these requests, Forest Supervisor Elaine Kohrman announced that the Cibola will con

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BRC Seeks Ad Sales Representative

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 1:10pm

JOB OPPORTUNITY: The BlueRibbon Coalition is seeking proposals for a non-salaried, commission-based Advertising Sales Representative for a future magazine publication. If interested, contact Michael Patty at brc-ads@sharetrails.org or 1-800-258-3742 (ext. 103).

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ARIZONA - Tonto National Forest Releases Travel Management Project DEIS

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:54am

Tonto National Forest has announced that the Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Travel Management Project was posted in the Federal Register on July 3, 2014, which will begin the 45-day public review and comment period. This comment period will end on August 18, 2014. The DEIS provides the public an opportunity to learn about, and participate in, the federal decision-making process.You can review a copy of the DEIS at public libraries in Globe, Cave Creek, Pay

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NORTH CAROLINA - Forest Service to Hold Plan Revision Meeting on July 10

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 7:43am

The Forest Service will hold a plan revision public meeting on July 10, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Resort Drive, Asheville, N.C. The meeting is part of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan revision process. Discussion topics will include (1) wildlife habitat and (2) managing for ecosystem integrity and ecosystem diversity. An information and comment station for Wild and Scenic Rivers will also be available. The tentative meeting time is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A meeting agenda

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UTAH - BLM Issues Decision to Amend Monticello Travel Plan

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 7:28am

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Monticello Field Office has issued the decision to amend the Monticello Travel Management Plan by approving the motorized use of five travel routes-Blanding to Bulldog, Jacob's Chair, Nokai Dome, River House and Woodenshoe. The five approved routes add to more than 2,800 miles of trail currently open and available for OHV use on lands managed by the Monticello Field Office in southeastern Utah."This extensive trail system offers OHV riders vast and diver

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MONTANA - FS Schedules Objection Resolution Meeting for Blackfoot Non-Winter Travel Plan

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:38pm

The Forest Service has scheduled an "Objection Resolution" meeting for Wednesday, June 25th beginning at 10 a.m. to listen to concerns and potential remedies from objectors to the Blackfoot Non-Winter Travel Plan and associated Forest Plan amendments. The Blackfoot Non-Winter Travel Plan is following the new pre-decisional administrative review process, which is more commonly known as the "objection process." This process allows interested individuals/groups an opportunity

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MONTANA-Helena and Lewis & Clark NFs Announce Forest Plan Revision Open House Schedule

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:44am

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. It will be updated and revised as new information becomes available. A series of open house meetings has been scheduled for people interested in learning about and participating in the process to revise the existing outdated Forest Plans

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U.S. Forest Service Seeks Comments on Over-Snow Vehicle Proposal

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 5:20pm

The U.S. Forest Service today published a Federal Register Notice seeking public comment on a proposal that would help standardize where and when over-snow vehicles, such as snowmobiles, are used on national forests and grasslands.  The public will have 45 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register to comment on the proposed revisions. The Forest Service intends to publish the final rule change by Sept. 9, 2014.

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NEW YORK - CALL TO ACTION: Ask Legislators To Support Increasing ATV Weight Limit

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 1:08pm

Our partners over at the New York State Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Association (NYSORVA) have asked us to forwarded their latest NYSORVA Announcement with a Call to Action for all  New York State ATV and SXS Owners, Dealers and repair shops. I have pasted their announcement below; please take a couple of minutes to read over the  information and take action. Then pass it along to all your friends, family and riding buddies.By the way, the New York State Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Association's

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OREGON - Blue Mountains Forest Plan Webinar and Launch of Interactive Map Announced

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:17pm

In March and April of this year, the Wallowa-Whitman, Umatilla, and Malheur National Forests hosted 15 public meetings, which were well attended, to share information about the Blue Mountains Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Proposed Revised Forest Plan. To continue engaging with the public with more in-depth information-sharing and discussion about the DEIS and Proposed Revised Forest Plan, the Blue Mountain Forests are hosting an online webinar on June 25, 6:30 - 8:00 pm (PDT).

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MONTANA - Butte BLM seeks public comment on Iron Mask Environmental Assessment

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 7:34am

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Butte Field Office has released an Environmental Assessment (EA) of resource conditions on public lands within the Iron Mask Planning Area for public review. The Iron Mask Planning Area is located near Townsend and includes approximately 26,397 acres of land. In the EA, the BLM is studying such issues as travel management, grazing  authorizations and vegetation treatments. Public comments will be taken for 45 days, beginning on June 6, 2014, and ending on July 22, 

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WYOMING - Rawlins BLM Releases Rogers Canyon Resource Protection, Public Access and Travel Management Plan; Public Meeting Scheduled

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:45am

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office has released the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Rogers Canyon Resource Protection, Public Access and Travel Management Plan. The 640-acre Rogers Canyon area is located eight miles northwest of Laramie, Wyoming. It is used extensively by locals and students from the University of Wyoming and WyoTech for rock climbing, hiking, biking, hunting, all-terrain vehicles and target shooting. Unfortunately, the area has been degraded with

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Public Meeting Held On Winter Use Adaptive Management Plan

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:11pm
Jackson, Wyoming meeting focuses on Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile access Image:  Contact:  Jack Welch, BRC Board of Directors

JACKSON, WY (June 11, 2014) -- Yellowstone National Park held a public meeting in Jackson, Wyoming recently to discuss progress made on the park's winter use adaptive management. 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.

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BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) and the Famous Hump 'n Bump!

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:26am

LAS VEGAS, NV (June 10, 2014) -- The 33rd Annual Hump n Bump is getting it on this year and BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is the Presenting Sponsor (who will benefit the most from the raffle and donations).  The Vegas Valley Four Wheelers have selected BRC as their "charity of choice" and will give BRC front stage presence at this fun event held just outside Las Vegas, NV on Nov. 7-8, 2014.

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