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Bipartisan Bill Introduced To Reopen Clear Creek For Off-Highway Vehicles

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 9:21am
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 17, 2015) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition, a national trail-based recreation group, applauds Congressman Sam Farr (D-Salinas) and Congressman David Valadao (R-Coalinga), and Congressman Jeff Denham (R- Modesto)  for reintroducing the Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act of 2015 (H.R. 1838).  The bill would reopen the 75,000 acre Clear Creek Management Area to OHV recreation and other multiple-uses. In addition, the proposal would designate about 21,000 acres nearby as the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness.

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COLORADO-BLM Releases Proposed RMP and Final EIS for Grand Junction Field Office

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:48pm

The Bureau of Land Management has released the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the approximately one million-acre Grand Junction Field Office in northwestern Colorado. The Grand Junction Field Office includes some of the public's most diverse landscapes and provides some of the nation's premier recreational opportunities. The plan includes a 700,900-acre Shale Ridges and Canyons Master Leasing Plan with oil and gas restrictions ranging from limiting visual impacts to 

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WYOMING - FS Seeks Input on the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:13pm

The Forest Service is seeking input on the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project. The project area encompasses approximately 210,000 acres of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests in the Snowy Range portion of the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. All proposals are located in Carbon County, WY, east of Saratoga. The project area boundary is the Laramie Ranger District to the south and east and the Forest boundary to the north and west. The legal description is T14-19N R79-82W, 6th

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UTAH - NPS Proposes Implementing Day Use Permit for the White Rim and Elephant Hill Roads

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:34am

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a proposal to require permits for all motor vehicle and bicycle day use on the White Rim and Elephant Hill roads in Canyonlands National Park. Requiring permits for day use on these increasingly popular roads will help the park better protect resources and the visitor experience in these wild and remote locations. For the White Rim road, a total of 50 day use vehicle permits (including motorcycles)

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Del Albright Selected As Member Of Exclusive BFGoodrich® Performance Team

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:56pm
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POCATELLO, ID (April 10, 2015) -- Del Albright, Director of Operations for BRC has achieved what many only aspire to do--to make his automotive and outdoor passion a primary job. Dating back 50 years when his Dad, Elmer introduced Del to motorsports in a 1952 Studebaker, chopped down and set up as a brush buggy, Del's enthusiasm for motors has never diminished. His passion and dedication was honored in 2014 by being inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.

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Send Letter to Save OHV Recreation in Northern Nevada - Comments Due by April 27, 2015

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:50am

April 27, 2015, is the deadline for public comments on the Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS) for the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices. Once finalized, the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices' RMP will provide management direction for almost 5 million acres of public land in northern Nevada.

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BRC Selects New Executive Director

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 9:55am
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POCATELLO, ID (April 3, 2015) - The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is excited to announce the hiring of Martin Hackworth as its new Executive Director. Martin hails from Pocatello, Idaho, with a background in OHV use that is well suited to his new position as BRC Executive Director. 

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CALIFORNIA - Forest Service To Hold Open House On Off-Highway Vehicle Use

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:52am

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will host an open house to discuss Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use on designated routes within the Lake Tahoe Basin on Thursday, April 2, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Forest Supervisor's office at 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. The open house provides an opportunity for the public to meet Forest Service OHV, engineering, trails and recreation

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BlueRibbon Magazine Digital Edition Now Available!

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:42am

POCATELLO, ID (March 26, 2015) -- With the newly restored BlueRibon Magazine hitting doorsteps recently, The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is pleased to announce that the digital version of the magazine is now available as well. The publication is available in a FlipZine version as well as a PDF.

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NEVADA - BLM Extends Public Comment Period for the Draft RMP/EIS Carson City District

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:28am

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Availability for the Carson City District Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the Federal Register on November 28, 2014, and announced the availability of these documents. In response to multiple requests, the BLM is extending the public comment period for the Draft RMP and Draft EIS until April 27, 2015. Comments related to the Carson City District Draft RMP/Draft EIS may be submitted by

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Movie Production To Support Veteran & OHV Organizations

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:56pm

BRC is honored to announce an exciting partnership which will serve to provide all of our members a substantial benefit, and we ask that you consider a donation to this project today. We will be a proud recipient to the success of a television movie production scheduled for this fall. Funds will be raised during the run of American Bantam: The 4-Wheel American Hero, and in the end, dividends will be split among the promoting veteran and OHV organizations, like BRC.

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Download CartoTracks Maps & Support BRC's Efforts In Moab!

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:13pm

MOAB, UTAH (March 25, 2015) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is excited to announce a special program being launched by our supporter and member business, CartoTracks. Beginning today, CartoTracks will give $1 to BRC for every Moab map downloaded from their site, CartoTracks.com, between now and the conclusion of Easter Jeep Safari! The donated funds will be earmarked specifically for our fight to keep the Moab trails and lands OPEN for access.

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UTAH - BLM Price Announces Next Recreation Planning Meeting

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:44pm

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office has announced that the next Recreation Planning Meeting will be held at the BLM Price Field Office (125 S 600 W, Price, UT) on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. During this meeting they will be discussing current and future recreation projects. Anyone interested in outdoor recreation on BLM managed land in Carbon and Emery Counties is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Jaydon Mead, Recreation Technician

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National Call To Action - Help Save Moab's Trails

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:40pm

The Grand County Council has identified over 100 miles of road closures in its proposed Public Lands Initiative (PLI) plan to be submitted to Representative Rob Bishop. This proposal is scheduled to be voted on by the end of the month, so it is imperative for you to take action today! Utah's Grand County, home to Moab's world class OHV trails, has been participating in Congressman Rob Bishop's Public Lands Initiative, a plan to resolve some of Utah's most contentious public lands issues, including Wilderness and OHV use.

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ARIZONA - Coconino NF seeks public comments on proposed Cornville Single Track Trail

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:45am

The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is developing a proposal to create a single track motorized trail near Cornville, and is requesting public comments to further evaluate this proposal. Helpful comments include specific thoughts or concerns related to the proposed Cornville Single Track Trail. As the Forest Service develops the proposed action, the comments received help focus the analysis on relevant issues related to the project.The Cornville Single Track Trail proposal was brought forward as a

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CALIFORNIA - BLM Releases Draft West Mojave Planning Area Route Network Project for Public Review

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:30pm

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Draft Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the West Mojave Route Network Project, providing guidance and management direction for over three million acres of public lands in San Bernardino, Inyo, Kern, Riverside and Los Angeles counties.The release of the draft plan delivers a proposed solution for adaptive and responsible travel management pla

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TEXAS - NPS Proposes New Special Regulation for OHVs on Lake Meredith NRA

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 1:32pm

The National Park Service proposes to amend its special regulations for Lake Meredith National Recreation Area to require permits to operate motor vehicles off roads, designated areas and routes where motor vehicles may be used off roads, create management zones that would further manage this activity, and establish camping, operational, and vehicle requirements. These changes would allow off-road vehicle use for recreation while reducing associated impacts to resources. Unless authorized by

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CALIFORNIA - Forest Service seeks input for Off-Highway Vehicle Grant

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:12pm

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is accepting public comment for the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds grant application submitted to the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division. The OHMVR grant provides staffing for OHV education and information, law enforcement patrols, resource and use monitoring, protection of natural and cultural resources and maintenance of OHV trails and trailheads on the LTBMU.

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Help Send BlueRibbon Coalition's Del & Stacie Back East

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 8:50am

BRC's Team Albright is headed east to dig into issues affecting motorized access face-to-face in the eastern half of the US. The "cry for help" has been heard and BRC is pushing ahead with a plan; but we need your input. In fact, we'd like your suggestions, travel ideas, tips on places to visit and offers for "meet and greets" where Del and Stacie can hear from you and your club directly. Together we need to work towards a better future for you and your family to enjoy outdoor motorsports.

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WASHINGTON, OREGON & CALIFORNIA - FS to Hold Northwest Forest Plan Amendment Listening Sessions

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:22am

The Pacific Northwest (OR, WA) and Pacific Southwest (CA) Regions of the U.S. Forest Service are beginning a public conversation on the process for revising forest land management plans in the Northwest Forest Plan amendment area. To gather ideas on the revision process, the Forest Service is holding a series of public listening sessions March 17, 2015 in Portland, OR; March 18, 2015 in Seattle, WA; and March 25, 2015 in Redding, CA. Detailed information is provided below.

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