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Category: Land Use

Fremont-Winema National Forests Seek Comments on Travel Management Plan EA

The Fremont-Winema National Forests — located in southern Oregon – are seeking public comment on their recently released Travel Management Plan Environmental Assessment (EA). The Forest Service (FS) is asking for your input during a 30-day public review and comment period, which will end on May 21, 2010. The document evaluates a no-action alternative and [...]

National Recreation Advocacy Group Urges The Forest Service To Broaden The Science Support Base Undergirding The Development Of The New Forest Service Planning Rule

POCATELLO, ID (April 8)–The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) expressed its concerns following the Science Forums the Forest Service held in Washington, DC last week.  Heralding science and collaboration as underpinning the making of the new Forest Planning Rule, the agency held the two days of Science Forums stating that information presented at the conference would lay [...]

Oregon Dunes NRA – OHV Designated Routes Working Group Meeting and Field Visit

The Siuslaw National Forest, located in western Oregon, has announced that a field tour and meeting for the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Designated Routes Working Group for the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (Oregon Dunes) will be held on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17, 2010. The April 16 field tour will focus on [...]

National Recreation Advocacy Group Urges The Forest Service To Broaden The Science Support Base Undergirding The Development Of The New Forest Service Planning Rule

POCATELLO, ID (April 8)–The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) expressed its concerns following the Science Forums the Forest Service held in Washington, DC last week.  Heralding science and collaboration as underpinning the making of the new Forest Planning Rule, the agency held the two days of Science Forums stating that information presented at the conference would lay [...]

Public Invited to Comment on Draft Plan for Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), El Centro Field Office, has announced the availability of their Draft Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The BLM is asking for your input during a 90-day public comment period, which will end June 24, 2010. The Draft RAMP/EIS outlines future [...]

Off-Road Enthusiast Tours for a Cure in Pink RANGER RZR

Off-Road Enthusiast Tours for a Cure in Pink RANGER RZR

Minneapolis, March 23, 2010 – For the second year in a row, Off-Road Enthusiast CJ Rena Johnson is on a mission, a mission to cure. Johnson, along with her Pink Polaris RANGER RZR, is visiting private, public, local, state and federal ATV and OHV parks around the country to spread the word and raise money [...]

Motorsport Fabrication Services Promotes Access and Responsible Recreation

Motorsport Fabrication Services Promotes Access and Responsible Recreation

Team sets industry standard for promoting access in Griffin King of the Hammers race POCATELLO, ID (March 2)–The BlueRibbon Coalition is proud to report huge success in land use at the Griffin King of the Hammers (KOH) race.  With two vehicles in the 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers race, Motorsport Fabrication Services (MFS) of [...]

Minnesota Governor Dipping Into Dedicated Funds – Urgent Action Needed

Last week the Governor released his supplemental budget to close a $1.2 billion dollar deficit. The Governor took the unprecedented step to use money from the ATV, Snowmobile and Boating account to transfer out of our dedicated accounts and into the general fund to help erase the deficit.  Setting this precedent is dangerous to the [...]

Nominate your Favorite Motorized RTP Project for Award

The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT), a federation of national and regional trail-related organizations, is pleased to announce its 2010 achievement awards to recognize outstanding trail projects funded by the national Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C. during Great Outdoors Week 2010 (June 7-13), as part of the Coalition’s [...]

OBAMA SECRET PLAN FOR MONUMENTS COMPELS CONGRESSIONAL ACTION

POCATELLO, ID (February 19)  – – The BlueRibbon Coalition, a national recreation access group, today asked Congress to pass legislation that mandates public involvement in any future Presidential National Monument designation. The Coalition says legislation is necessary in light of recently leaked secret plans for 13 million acres of new National Monuments in 11 western [...]

Carson National Forest Releases Travel Management EA for Williams Ranger District

BLUERIBBON COALITION LAND USE UPDATE! The Carson National Forest, located in north central New Mexico, has announced the release of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Travel Management on the Jicarilla Ranger District. The Forest Service (FS) will be accepting comments on the EA during a 30-day comment period. The purpose of this comment period is [...]

ATTENTION ALL ROCK CRAWLING ENTHUSIASTS PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO HELP PROTECT CHILI CHALLENGE TRAILS!

BLUERIBBON COALITION ACTION ALERT! The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Cruces District Office, is preparing a new Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the new Prehistoric Trackways National Monument. The establishment of the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument near Las Cruces, New Mexico last year — via the odious Omnibus bill — was a bitter disappointment. [...]

Prescott National Forest Seeks Public Comment on Forest Plan Revision

The Prescott National Forest, Located in central Arizona, is revising their Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).The Forest Service (FS) is asking the public to help identify issues to be addressed as they begin this plan revision. The Forest Plan is the basic document used to provide guidance for all resource management activities [...]

US Forest Service Launches Effort to Rewrite Forest Planning Rule — Shifts Focus to ‘Restoration’

Opportunity for Public Comment Through February 16, 2010 In December, the USDA Forest Service announced that it would rewrite the national forest system land management-planning rule. The planning rule sets priorities and defines the process for the development and revision of site-specific management plans for every national forest or grassland. The Forest Service has issued [...]

RECREATION GROUPS SEEK TO ENTER ELDORADO FOREST SUIT

SACRAMENTO, CA (January 20) – The BlueRibbon Coalition is working with a coalition of recreational access groups seeking to enter the latest lawsuit challenging motorized recreation on federal lands in California. The lawsuit was filed by the attorneys for the Western Environmental Law Center and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) on behalf of the [...]

GRASSROOTS AND INDUSTRY URGE PERMANENT FIX TO CONTROVERSIAL YOUTH-MODEL BIKE/ATV BAN

POCATELLO, ID (January 14)–A report that is due to Congress from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has sparked a renewed effort by off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts to completely remove a ban on youth-model off-highway motorcycles and ATVs. The youth-model ban is a result of the CPSC’s interpretation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement [...]

Land Acquisition Extends Cumberland Trail

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is helping the state of Tennessee extend the Cumberland Trail corridor another 19 miles, while protecting priority land for the public with the purchase of a key tract in the trail’s development, TPL announced Sunday. The proposed route of the Cumberland Trail is more than 300 miles long. So [...]

RECREATION COALITION FILES BRIEF IN ONGOING ROADLESS LAWSUIT

POCATELLO, ID (January 5) – A coalition of recreation advocacy groups filed an Amicus Curiae brief in the 10th District Court of Appeals related to the 2001 Roadless Rule this week, marking over a decade of involvement in the controversial issue. The recreation groups include the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), California Association of 4 Wheel Drive [...]

FACTORY PIPE ANNOUNCES 10K CHALLENGE GRANT TO SUPPORT BRC LEGAL PROGRAM

UKIAH, CA (January 4) – Factory Pipe, manufacturer of world class aftermarket and original equipment exhaust systems, is announcing a $10,000 challenge grant program for 2010 to fund legal efforts to protect recreational access to public lands.  Factory Pipe has created the Liberty Legal Fund, in memory of Warren and Corinne Liberty, at the BlueRibbon [...]

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OHV ORGANIZATIONS’ JOINT STATEMENT ON CCMA DEIS

With the release by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA) Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), OHV organizations including the BlueRibbon Coalition, California Off Road Vehicle Association, California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, American Motorcyclist Association, American Motorcyclist Association District 36, Timekeepers Motorcycle [...]

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