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UTAH - BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Monticello Travel Plan

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:50pm

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Monticello Field Office is seeking public comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing designation of five routes in the Monticello Travel Management Plan.   The proposed changes would add new sections to the following previously-designated routes:  Blanding to Bulldog, Jacob's Chair, Nokai Dome, River House and Woodenshoe. Some segments of the proposed routes already ex

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CALIFORNIA - Six Rivers NF Seeks Comments on Smith River NRA Restoration and Motorized Travel Management Project

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:02am

The Environmental Protection Agency published a Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Smith River National Recreation Area Restoration and Motorized Travel Management Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in the Federal Register on April 11, 2014. The DEIS, including appendices and maps, is available on the Six Rivers National Forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/srnf/srnra.The DEIS and maps will also be available for viewing at the Forest Service offices in Gasquet and Eureka, as

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FWS Announces Reopening of Comment Period for Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:03am

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), has announced that they are reopening the public comment period on the October 28, 2013, proposed rule to list the Bi-State distinct population segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The FWS is reopening the comment period on the October 28, 2013, proposed rule to designate critical habitat for this DPS for an additional 60 days.

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Reno Off-Road Expo Off The Hook!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:57am
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RENO, NV (April 9, 2014). Lockett Shows produce the Reno Off-Road Motorsports Expo every year in Reno, NV and this year they rocked the charts with a very generous donation to BRC. Al and Shirley Lockett, owners and show producers of Lockett Shows (http://www.lockettshows.com/) are involved in many promotions, but they are especially fond of the Off-Road Motorsports show because they also love motorsports like four-wheeling.

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BRC At Jackson Hole World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:50am

This year's Hill Climb event was successful for BlueRibbon in memberships and donations while providing an outstanding location for outreach on issues effecting snowmobilers.

Again this year the Jackson Snow Devils provided BlueRibbon a booth near the food vendor area at the Hill Climb event.

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MONTANA - Divide Travel Plan DEIS Comment Period Extended Until June 12, 2014

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:25am

In response to requests received from the public, the Helena National Forest has decided to extend the comment period for the Divide Travel Plan - Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). As a result, the comment period for the DEIS is being extended until June 12, 2014. The deadline for submission of comments on the proposed Programmatic Forest Plan Amendment will remain June 12, 2014.Information on providing comments is available on the Helena National Forest website at

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Super Star Ian Johnson Hails BRC

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:34am
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POCATELLO, ID (April 7, 2014) -- Ian Johnson, noted TV star, four-wheeler, builder of the Xtreme Two-car Garage Rock Crawler, host of Xtreme Off Road, and family man, supports landuse and keeping our trails open nationwide.  BRC is proud to have Ian on our team and in the landuse game.

"I've known Del Albright and BRC folks for years, and there is no denying that without this kind of super effort, our trails would be all but gone," said Ian.

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COLORADO - BLM - Protest Period Extended Colorado River Valley Proposed RMP

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:58am

The protest period for the Bureau of Land Management's Proposed Colorado River Valley Field Office Resource Management Plan now ends May 5, about a week later than what was originally announced. On March 24 the Bureau of Land Management released the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Colorado River Valley Field Office in northwestern Colorado. The proposed plan seeks to

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Epic Decision Portends New Balance For Re-Opening Dunes In Glamis

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:37am
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 4, 2014) - Recreational visitors observing a fine flaky substance this morning at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) will be pleased to hear it is not snow but judicial manna. Barely a month following argument, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. Northern District Court of California yesterday issued a long-awaited decision on the 2013 ISDRA management plan, ruling almost entirely on the side of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S.

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Washington ATV Association Participates In 9th Annual Great Gravel Pack

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:46am

In the midst of all the challenges with trails we hear about every day, here’s a positive event that happened last weekend in Washington State. The Washington ATV Association (WAATVA) made a short video about the event (see below).

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NORTH CAROLINA - Nantahala & Pisgah NF - Times Announced for Next Plan Revision Session

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 9:11am

The U.S. Forest Service has announced the times for the April 17, 2014, public session to be held as part of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan revision. A discussion on wilderness and special designated areas will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a drop-in session on the Scenery Management System following. If you are interested in participating in the wilderness and/or designated areas discussion,

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2014 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge - 15 Years of Innovation

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:35pm

The SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge is an annual snowmobile event where teams build and modify existing snowmobiles and compete in multiple events based on improvements in design, emissions, noise, fuel economy, cold start ability, acceleration, handling, and overall performance.

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COLORADO - BLM - Colorado River Valley FO Releases Proposed RMP and FEIS

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:33pm

The Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Colorado River Valley Field Office in northwestern Colorado are now available to the public. The document can be found on the Colorado River Valley Field Office website at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/crvfo.html. The plan will provide a framework to guide subsequent management decisions on 505,200 surface acres and 707,200 acres of sub

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COLORADO - BLM - Kremmling FO Proposed RMP and FEIS Available

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 3:25pm

The Proposed Resource Management Plan (PRMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Kremmling Field Office are now available to the public. The document can be found on the Kremmling Field Office internet site at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/kfo.html. If for some reason you cannot access this site, you may contact the BLM at 970-724-3000 and request a DVD be mailed to you. There are very few hard copies; therefore, if you want to review a hard copy, they will be available at

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UTAH - BLM - Price FO Announces Recreation Planning Meeting

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 3:09pm

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, March 27, 2014, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The agenda for the meeting includes the discussion of current and future recreation projects. Anyone interested in outdoor recreation on BLM managed lands in Carbon and Emery Counties is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Jaydon Mead,

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MONTANA - Lewistown Field Office to Revise Land Use Plans

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 9:43am

The Bureau of Land Management's Lewistown Field Office intends to prepare a resource management plan (RMP) and associated environmental impact statement (EIS) to guide management of 654,025 acres of  federally managed surface and 1,399,880 acres of BLM-managed federal mineral estate in central  Montana. The plan will be specific to Lewistown Field Office and the northern portion of Lewis and Clark County that is administered by the Butte Field Office. The planning area includes BLM-administered pub

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MONTANA - Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF Seeks Comments Draft SEIS

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:48am

The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest (NF) has released a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the 2009 Forest Plan and is seeking public comment. The 2009 Forest Plan provides management direction for activities on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. In a May 24, 2013 Order, the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana directed the Forest Service to supplement the 2009 Corrected FEIS for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Plan to explain or support its decisio

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MONTANA - Helena Ranger District Seeking Public Comments on DEIS for Divide Travel Plan

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:33am

The Helena Ranger District of the Helena National Forest (HNF) is seeking comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Divide Travel Plan, which could include a Programmatic Plan Amendment to Standard 4a of the Helena National Forest Plan. The planning area includes approximately 155,500 acres of National Forest System lands and lies within Lewis and Clark and Powell Counties, located in the state of

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OREGON - FS Announces Release of Blue Mountains Proposed Forest Plan and DEIS

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:16pm

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Proposed Revised Land Management Plan (commonly known as the Forest Plan) for the Malheur, Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman National Forests, and a portion of the Ochoco National Forest (Blue Mountains National Forests), was released to the public on March 14, 2014, for a 90-day comment period, ending on June 16, 2014. Just a reminder that on March 17, 2014, the first of twelve public meetings will be held to share information about the DEIS and Proposed Revised Forest Plan, to explain the commenting process, and to listen to the

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ARIZONA - Arizona State Parks To Hold Single Track Summit

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 9:34am

On Saturday April 5, 2014, Jeff Prince, OHV Program Coordinator with Arizona State Parks will be putting on the Single Track Summit. This is the all day workshop designed to connect riders with land managers with the goal of identifying locations to develop single track, Enduro racing, and trials riding areas.  Arizona State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Program is excited to host this first ever event focused on bringing riders and land managers together to understand the unique trail

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