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Coastal OHV Park Offers Fun and Economic Boost

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:58am
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OAKLEY, CA (December 18, 2014) -- A highly popular off-road state park located on the central coast of California was host last week for a government body that oversees the operation. On December 11 & 12, the California State Park's Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Commission met in Grover Beach. Commissioners toured the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Area (SVRA) and discussed many aspects of the CA OHV program statewide including various operational tenets of the SVRA. 

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Support BRC With Your Last Minute Shopping!

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:48am

Doing some last minute shopping? Support BRC by using the AmazonSmileProgram when you are shopping online. We are proud to be one of the charities you can choose for a donation from Amazon.com and their AmazonSmile program. It costs you nothing – they donate 0.5% of your purchase to the charity of your choice and it is just one click away! Just start shopping here and first fill in the box for YOUR charity and type in "BlueRibbon Coalition" to choose us! Then start shopping – it’s still the same Amazon.com that you’re used to.

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Yellowstone Opened to Limited Snowmobile Access With Non-commercially Guided Access

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:09am

On December 15, 2014 the gates opened to another season of snowmobile access to Yellowstone National Park. However, recent warm weather and limited snowfall resulted in very little snowpack on many of the park's interior roads. Until appreciable snowfall is received and conditions on the park's packed, groomed roads improves, snowmobile access to the Park will be limited (see Park Service News release). Remember during the 2014/2015 Winter Season, the Park will operate under the newly approved Winter Use

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BlueRibbon Coalition National Land Use & Legislation Update

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:48pm

BRC has received questions and feedback concerning the pending National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2015. This bill recently passed the House of Representatives, and now faces a vote in the Senate. Appended to this bill is a massive package of other bills, including dozens of public lands bills. On the plus side, this signals at least a momentary end to the Congressional gridlock that has prevented meaningful public lands legislation from moving for years. Many of these bills are positive for recrea

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Give A Gift Of BRC Membership!

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 1:36pm

Give the gift of recreational access this holiday season. Nothing is more important to that outdoor recreation enthusiast on your holiday gift list than a future of trails, access and having fun! You can make that happen with the gift of a BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) membership - the champions of responsible recreation nationwide who help keep the outdoor fun alive!

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NORTH CAROLINA - Ask Your Senator to Support Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:51am

We received an alert from the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA). BRC believes that users should honor the hard work by NCBBA and other stakeholders on this bipartisan legislation by offering our support for this bill. We've pasted their alert below. Please take a second to look it over, take action and pass it along.Thanks in advance for your involvement,

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BlueRibbon Coalition National Land Use Update

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:12am

December 4, 2014 - Due to large amount of land-use issues currently going on, we have combined everything into a National Land Use Update. Please review  the below information to see if any of these planning efforts are in your area. It is critically important for local OHV recreationists to attend these meetings and make site-specific comments on how the plans might impact continued use of motorized roads and trails in the proj

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WISCONSIN- Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Road Study Deadline Extended

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:02pm

WISCONSIN- Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Road Study Deadline Extended

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The U.S. Forest Service is extending the deadline of the road system study on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

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UTAH - BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Right-of-Way for Indian Creek ATV Trail

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:57pm

UTAH - BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Right-of-Way for Indian Creek ATV Trail

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OREGON - Wallowa-Whitman NF Provides More Time to Review Existing Condition Road Maps

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:52pm

OREGON - Wallowa-Whitman NF Provides More Time to Review Existing Condition Road Maps

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OREGON - FS Publishing EA for Travel Management Plan on Umpqua NF

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:46pm

OREGON - FS Publishing EA for Travel Management Plan on Umpqua NF-Proposing a System of Roads, Trails & Areas Available for Motor Vehicle Use

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NORTH CAROLINA - Comments Sought on Wilderness and Other Proposals by Jan. 5

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:40pm

NORTH CAROLINA - Comments Sought on Wilderness and Other Proposals by Jan. 5

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NEVADA - BLM Carson City District Releases Draft RMP/EIS For Public Review

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:33pm

NEVADA - BLM Carson City District Releases Draft RMP/EIS For Public Review

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MICHIGAN - Forest Service to Study Huron-Manistee NF Road System

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:20pm

MICHIGAN - Forest Service to Study Huron-Manistee NF Road System

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CALIFORNIA - Sierra NF Hosts Open House - Seeking Public Input for 2016 State OHV Funding Proposals

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:13pm

CALIFORNIA - Sierra NF Hosts Open House - Seeking Public Input for 2016 State OHV Funding Proposals

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ALASKA - Chugach National Forest Completes Phase I of Forest Plan Revision

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:07pm

ALASKA - Chugach National Forest Completes Phase I of Forest Plan Revision

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MONTANA - Lolo National Forest Travel Analysis - Request for Comment

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:45am

The Lolo National Forest (LNF) is preparing to conduct a Travel Analysis to identify the minimum road system needed for safe and efficient travel and for administration, utilization, and protection of National Forest System lands. We are asking you to review and comment on questions that will be used in this analysis to assess the risks and benefits of National Forest System Roads (NFSRs). BRC believes that OHV recreationists should ask the agency to develop travel management strategies as part of their forest

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CALIFORNIA - Comment Period Extended on Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:14pm

In response to public requests, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will extend the public comment period for the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for 45 days. The comment period, originally scheduled to close on January 9, 2015, will be extended through February 23, 2015.

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CALIFORNIA-NEVADA - Send a Letters to Inyo County Board of Supervisors

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:18pm

Please take a few minutes to send in a support letter to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors urging them to approve the ATV Adventure Trails System in the Eastern Sierra.  This is an important county-based travel management plan that will enhance recreational opportunities in Inyo County.  Below is a sample letter that you can use.  Please feel free to add any additional comments you may have. Thanks and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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ON ANY SUNDAY: THE NEXT CHAPTER - Passes Torch and Reaffirms our Destiny

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:00am

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As somebody who started out riding motorcycles in the 1960s on a push-rod Honda Trail 90, I may not be the best person to offer an unbiased review of On Any Sunday:The Next Chapter but I will try.

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