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Category: Land Use

Recreational Advocacy Group Asks BLM to Reinforce and Strengthen Congressional Mandates

POCATELLO, ID (December 23)–The BlueRibbon Coalition, a national Off-Highway Vehicle advocacy group, sent a letter to Department of Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Land Management Director Robert Abbey expressing the importance of key provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act  (FLPMA) as it moves forward in the development and implementation of Land [...]

RECREATION GROUPS ARGUE FOR NEW LAW BEFORE NINTH CIRCUIT

PASADENA, CA (December 14) — The extent to which nonfederal parties can participate in environmental litigation is now under review by an en banc panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals following a case argued on December 13, 2010. The appellants are motorized recreation interests who have been excluded from participation and are [...]

Forty One Congressional Leaders Send USFS Letter

The BlueRibbon Coalition applauded the 41 members of Congress who sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell urging the agency to prioritize and protect robust and diverse access and recreation in the national forests as the Forest Service National Planning Rule is developed. The U.S. Forest Service (FS) is in the process [...]

BLM Releases Final Decision for Transportation Plan near Florence, Ariz.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tucson Field Office has released the final decision for the Middle Gila Transportation and Travel Management Plan, a plan covering approximately 96,320 acres of public lands near Florence and Superior, Ariz. The purpose of the plan and accompanying Environmental Assessment (EA) is to designate travel routes and identify use [...]

BLM to Amend Kobuk Seward Peninsula Land Use Plan to Address Squirrel River Special Recreation Management Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will amend its Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Resource Management Plan (KSP/RMP) to address recreation decisions and travel management decisions for the Squirrel River Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA). The Squirrel River SRMA consists of 644,000 acres of public lands in northwest Alaska. Key issues included in the plan are recreation, subsistence, [...]

Helena National Forest Seeks Public Comment on Blackfoot Travel Plan Proposed Action

The Helena National Forest is proposing changes to its existing system of non-winter motorized public access routes within the non-Wilderness lands of the Lincoln Ranger District. Members of the public are encouraged to submit their comments on this proposed action by November 30, 2010. The Blackfoot Travel Plan project area includes about 321,500 acres of [...]

Nevada BLM Releases Preliminary EA for Silver State Off-Highway Vehicle Trail

The Bureau of Land Management, Egan Field Office has published their preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Silver State Off-Highway Vehicle Trail within White Pine County for public review and comment. This EA has been prepared in accordance with the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation and Development Act of 2006. The Act states that the [...]

BLM EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD FOR HAVASU TRAVEL MANAGEMENT PLANNING AGAIN

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office has announced that the public comment period for the Havasu Travel Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) has been extended an additional four months to February 28, 2011. The Environmental Assessment will evaluate all of the motorized and non-motorized routes of travel and their affected [...]

MALHEUR NATIONAL FOREST PROPOSING TO IMPLEMENT 2005 TRAVEL MANAGEMENT RULE

The Malheur National Forest, located in eastern Oregon, is proposing to implement the 2005 Travel Management Rule by preparing an environmental assessment to restrict motorized cross-country travel on the Malheur National Forest and the portion of the Ochoco National Forest managed by the Malheur National Forest. The Forest Service (FS) is seeking public comments on [...]

Glen Canyon NRA Seeks Comments on ORV Management Plan and EIS

The National Park Service has announced the beginning of the public alternatives scoping period for an Environmental Impact Statement to assess the management of off-road vehicle (ORV) use at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, located in northern Arizona and southern Utah. The ORV Vehicle Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will evaluate a range [...]

Public Workshop Announced for Piute Travel Management Plan

The Sequoia National Forest, located in central California, is asking the public to participate in a collaborative process to assist in the development of a Travel Management Plan for the Piute Mountains. The Forest Service will host three evening meetings over the next few months. The meetings are currently scheduled for October 7, October 14, [...]

Utah BLM to Prepare RMP/EIS for Cedar City Field Office

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cedar City Field Office has published a Notice of Intent to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) and associated Environmental Impact Statement. The planning area encompasses approximately 2.1 million acres of BLM administered public lands in Beaver, Iron and Washington Counties in southwestern Utah. This notice announces the beginning [...]

Idaho BLM Seeks Comment on Draft Resource Management Plan and EIS

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Jarbidge Field Office has announced the release of their Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a 90-day public comment period, which will end December 2, 2010. The RMP will guide the management of 1.4 million acres of public land in southwestern Idaho and [...]

Nevada BLM Seeks Comment on Draft Resource Management Plan and EIS

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District, located in northwest Nevada, is seeking public comments on their Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The BLM would appreciate receiving substantive comments on the Draft RMP/EIS by September 25, 2010. The RMP will replace two outdated Management Framework Plans (MFPs) approved [...]

NEW International Auto Federation CATEGORY FOR RANGER RZR

Polaris is proud to announce a new International Auto Federation (FIA) category for the RANGER RZR to compete in for off-road events under FIA rules. After SCORE SxS rules in U.S., FIA finally created a new category T1-2 Light Weight Buggy specially made for SxS and mostly based on RANGER RZR specifications. This new category [...]

ARIZONA BLM EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD FOR HAVASU TRAVEL MANAGEMENT PLANNING

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office has announced that the public comment period for the Havasu Travel Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) has been extended to October 31, 2010. The Assessment will evaluate all of the motorized and non-motorized routes of travel and their affected resources in the current inventory [...]

Yamaha Announces 2010 Second Quarter OHV Access Initiative GRANTs

$50,000 GRANTed to Five Recipients in Q2; Nearly $1.5 Million to Date Promoting Safe, Responsible OHV Riding and Sustainable, Open Access for Motorized Recreation CYPRESS, Calif. – August 23, 2010 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., awarded more than $50,000 in GRANTs (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) to ATV riding clubs and public land [...]

Urge Support for H.R. 5580

AMA & ATVA Ask for your help to support more transparency and public input in the National Monument designation process On July 14, 2010, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and its sister organization, the All-Terrain Vehicle Association (ATVA), sent a letter to Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) in support of H.R. 5580, the National Monument Designation [...]

Support resolution directed at Interior Department to force disclosure of documents relating to National Monument plan

Take Action! Contact Speaker Nancy Pelosi and your Representative today! The Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources had a markup (votes were taken) on June 16, 2010 to consider H. Res. 1406, introduced by Representatives Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) and Rob Bishop (R-Utah). This resolution of inquiry is aimed at requiring the Secretary [...]

BLM Announces Interim Supplementary Rules for California Desert

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today released interim final supplementary rules for public lands managed by the California Desert District. The rules clarify and simplify guidelines for visitors to public lands within the BLM California Desert District. The eight common sense rules were developed in coordination with the Desert Advisory Council and recreation user [...]

BRC FOUNDER INDUCTED INTO AMA MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) announced Friday that BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) founder Clark Collins will be inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made lasting contributions to protecting and promoting the motorcycle lifestyle. In the AMA Hall of Fame Class of 2010, Collins joins championship [...]

Yamaha GRANTs More Than $80,000 in First Quarter 2010

Yamaha GRANTs More Than $80,000 in First Quarter 2010

Yamaha Program Tops $1.4 Million Promoting Safe, Responsible OHV Riding and Open, Sustainable Riding Access; Partners with Future Farmers of America CYPRESS, Calif. – May 27, 2010 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has contributed more than $80,000 in cash and equipment during the first quarter of 2010 to off-road riding clubs and land stewardship organizations [...]

Yamaha Employees Join SBNFA and USFS to Improve Nation’s Busiest Forest SBNFA Has Model OHV Program Supported in Part by Yamaha OHV Access Initiative

Yamaha Employees Join SBNFA and USFS to Improve Nation’s Busiest Forest SBNFA Has Model OHV Program Supported in Part by Yamaha OHV Access Initiative

CYPRESS, Calif. – April 30, 2010 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., employees joined members of the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the San Bernardino National Forest Association (SBNFA) by volunteering more than 500 hours to improve off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails and staging areas and plant 2,250 trees in the San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF). [...]

OHV Designated Routes Working Group Meeting for Oregon Dunes NRA Announced

The Siuslaw National Forest, located in western Oregon, has announced that a meeting for the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Designated Routes Working Group for the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (Oregon Dunes) will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the North Bend Public Library, located at 1800 Sherman Avenue in North Bend. Working [...]

NATIONAL RECREATION ADVOCACY GROUP APPLAUDS LAWMAKERS STANCE AGAINST U.S. FOREST SERVICE DE-FACTO WILDERNESS POLICY

POCATELLO, ID (April 21)–The BlueRibbon Coalition, a national recreational advocacy group, today applauded a group of 18 lawmakers who sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell challenging the agency’s ability to manage lands as “de-facto” Wilderness. The Coalition, as well as recreationists across Montana and Northern Idaho, has been opposing an attempt [...]

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