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ARIZONA - BLM Extends La Posa Travel Management Plan Comment Period

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:00pm

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office La Posa Travel Management Plan (TMP) comment period has been extended for an extra 30 days to Monday, March 23, 2015. The preliminary EA may be reviewed on the BLM internet website at http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/travel_mgmt/la_posa.html. ***BRC wants to alert folks to pay particular attention to the designation or non-designation of routes that traverse washes or are in the wash itself. Highlight importance of wash-based OHV

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CALIFORNIA & NEVADA - Tahoe NF Announces Proposed Action for Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:29pm

The Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to designate Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) use on roads, trails and areas on lands within the Tahoe National Forest. The EIS will also identify snow trails available for grooming on the Forest. Public input on the initial proposed action is encouraged. The Tahoe National Forest maintains a world-class OSV trail system. Designating OSV use on the Forest will ensure over-snow vehicle activity, such as snowmobile riding, 

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BRC National Land Use Update - February 19, 2015

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:20am

Send an Email Urging Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 999 -- The ROV In-Depth Examination Act - Last November, BRC's Don Amador, a SXS enthusiast, asked you to contact Congress because federal regulators were trying to impose their "street-oriented" view on SXS users and the industry by proposing a Rule which could have devastated SXS recreation. Your efforts did help delay imposition of the Rule, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is

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Send an Email Urging Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 999

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:08pm

Become an Original Cosponsor of the RIDE (ROV In-Depth Examination) Act CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TODAY Last November, BRC's Don Amador, a SXS enthusiast, asked you to contact Congress because federal regulators were trying to impose their "street-oriented" view on SXS users and the industry by proposing a Rule which could have devastated SXS recreation. Your efforts did help delay imposition of the Rule, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPS

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BRC & Coalition Leaders Honored At SnoWest 40th Anniversary Celebration

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:19am

GOLDEN, CO (February 17, 2015) -- On January 30th and 31st SnoWest Magazine hosted a major event to Celebrate 40 years of the magazine's history. The weekend featured a number of events and brought several hundred riders to West Yellowstone. The attendees came from all over the U.S, and Canada.

The included a number of fun activities, such as demo rides of the latest snowmobile models, a poker run, a donation ride challenge, vintage snowmobile races, a video contest and much more.

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Pirate 4x4.Com "Blue Star" Subscribers Support BRC!

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:12pm

POCATELLO, ID (February 9, 2015) - "Blue Star" members of Pirate4x4.com, the "largest off-roading website in the world,"  have once again stepped up to support BRC in its efforts to protect recreation access. This most recent contribution from the Blue Star program brought in $5,230 for trails.

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Your Help Needed For Reno Auction To Be A Success!

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:13am

ATTENTION! -- The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) requests your support for our fourth annual Silent Auction at the Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo, March 20-22, 2015 in Reno, NV.  This Auction replaces BRC’s previous Christmas Auction that was used as a primary fund-raiser for trails. Please consider a product donation to help make this a successful event to help keep outdoor sports alive and well, nationwide; all sports; all trails. The last couple of years have been very successful, and this year BRC would like to rock the records -- with your help!!

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CALIFORNIA - BLM Announces Intent to Prepare Environmental Review for Ocotillo Wells SVRA

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 1:11pm

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to conduct an environmental review for the Ocotillo Wells Recreation Area in Imperial County. The BLM will prepare an environmental impact statement to analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of resource and recreation management at the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) and a proposed amendment to the BLM California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan. The California State Parks, who 

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UTAH-ARIZONA-NEVADA - Tri-State ATV Jamboree in March 2015

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 9:38am

The gang over at the Tri-State ATV Club have asked us to pass along to all the ATV, UTV and dirt bikers in the Tri-state area (that would be Utah, Arizona and Nevada) that the Tri-State ATV Jamboree in Hurricane, Utah is happening March 11-14, 2014. The most important thing is that the registration deadline is February 18, 2015, at midnight. We've pasted the information on the jamboree below, so please take a couple of minutes to read it over, then pass it along to all your friends, family and riding buddies.

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BRC National Land Use Update - Feb. 5, 2015

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 9:27am

U.S. Forest Service Issues Final Policy for Over-snow Vehicles on National Forests, Grasslands - The U.S. Forest Service has released the final policy for managing snowmobile and other "over-snow" vehicle use on national forests and grasslands. As directed by court order, the policy requires that roads, trails and areas where over-snow vehicle use can occur be specifically designated by local Forest Service mangers. Read more here

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CALIFORNIA - Public invited to Eldorado NF Open House to discuss Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Applications

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 7:02am

The Eldorado National Forest will be submitting applications for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds for the upcoming 2014/2015 grant cycle.  The Forest is developing preliminary applications to the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division which includes a strong emphasis on trail maintenance and repair, law enforcement across the four Ranger Districts, printing and distribution of the Motor Vehicle Use Maps, and restoration of trails and impacted areas.

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CALIFORNIA - BLM - Public Invited to Provide Input for OHV Grant Proposals

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:05am

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced the dates, times and locations of several public meetings to provide input in the development of off-highway vehicle (OHV) grant proposals for submission to the California State Parks, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR). Proposed grant applications are currently being prepared by BLM staff for the 2014/2015 grant cycle.The OHMVR Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program supports well-managed off-highway vehicle recreation

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A Trail Closed Is Never Reopened? BRC Legal Opens Trail 38

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:17am
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BOISE, ID (February 2, 2015) -- When the snow clears in the coming spring, Wyoming riders will again enjoy the opportunity to traverse Trail 38 on the Bighorn National Forest, thanks to the Inyan Kara Riders-BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) legal effort. Trail 38, a 4.5 mile section of rare Wyoming single-track, was closed in the Spring of 2012 through a Tongue District Ranger letter purporting to change the Trail's designation to non-motorized. Following unsuccessful outreach and correspondence to the Forest Service, local riders contacted the BRC to evaluate their options.

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BRC National Land Use Update

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:15pm

January 26, 2015 NATIONAL Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs); Notice of Extension of Comment Period - The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) in the Federal Register on November 19, 2014, concerning recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The NPR invited the public to submit written comments by February 2, 2015. In response to two requests for an extension, the Commission is extending the comment period. The new dead

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Vegas BLM Plan Is Big Hit To Desert Access & OHV Events

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:24am

As BRC continues to review the draft plan with our legal counsel, legislators, and local users, it is our initial opinion that this proposal, unless modified, will have a significant impact on historic dispersed OHV recreation, the functional elimination of competitive motorized events, and the closure of virtually all OHV use of sand wash-based trails.

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COLORADO - Public Comments sought on Proposed Action for Travel Management of Rico-West Dolores Landscape

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 9:46am

As you know, the San Juan National Forest is asking for public comments on a Proposed Action for travel management of the Rico-West Dolores Landscape in southern Colorado. The BRC Legal Team has worked hard to defend against unreasonable trail closures in the Rico-West Dolores Landscape. Pivotal in this effort has been the guidance and support of our fine partners in Colorado, including Trails Preservation Alliance (TPA), Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO), Public Access Preservation Associatio

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SOUTHEASTERN STATES - BLM Extends Southeastern States DRMP and DEIS Comment Period

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:53am

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Southeastern States Field Office (SSFO) has extended the public comment period on its Draft Southeastern States Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) until March 16, 2015 for members of the public to discuss and comment on the draft RMP/EIS alternatives. “We’ve received several requests for additional time to review the draft in detail so that interested parties can provide us with specific, effective comments,”

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ARIZONA - BLM hosts Quartzsite Open House on Proposed Trail Closures- La Posa Travel Management Plan Preliminary EA Available

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:02am

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office has announced that the La Posa Travel Management Plan preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) will be available for review starting Wednesday, January 21, 2015. There will be a 30-day public comment period and all comments must be received by close of business on February 19, 2015. Beginning on January 21, 2015, the preliminary EA may be reviewed on the BLM internet website at http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/travel_mgmt/la_posa.html.

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UTAH - BLM - Price FO to Host Informational Open Houses for San Rafael Desert Travel Management Plan

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:41am

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office announces that the public scoping period for the San Rafael Desert Travel Management and Transportation Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) will run January 21, to February 21, 2015.   The BLM will host two open houses where the public can provide written input on route designation criteria and travel routes in the planning area that are important to their use of public lands. These meetings will also help inform the public about the BLM's travel

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BRC's Executive Director Search Continues

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:03am
Image:  Contact:  Glen Zumwalt, Chair Executive Director Search Committee

POCATELLO, ID (January 15, 2015) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) would like to announce the continuation of its search for an Executive Director to lead the organization, which champions responsible use of public lands and land access for outdoor recreation nation-wide. We welcome all qualifying applicants.

The Executive Director is hired by the BRC Board of Directors and serves as a full time, salaried BRC  employee to execute the business of the BlueRibbon Coalition, excepting for those functions reserved for the Board in its by-laws.

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