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  1. POCATELLO, ID (June 1, 2016) – Sharetrails.org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is pleased to reveal that its long-time partner in the fight to protect recreational access, Rocky Mountain ATV-MC (RMATV-MC), has agreed once again to generously match each dollar* raised to support BRC at the upcoming annual COW TAG event hosted by Klim, another long-time partner for access. Directors' Pick: 0 Trail Ride: 0 read more View the full article
  2. Image: BOISE, ID (May 31) -- Sharetrails.org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail-based recreation group, today slammed recent decisions that would severely restrict off-highway vehicle (OHV) events and trail improvements in many areas in eastern California and Nevada. The changes, in the name of sage grouse management, were demanded by a handful of preservationist special interest groups. Directors' Pick: 0 press release read more View the full article
  3. In January, the 3.1 million acre Custer Gallatin National Forest started on a Forest Plan Revision, a four-year process that will ultimately give way to a new forest plan. The Forest Service will host a second set of public meetings across various communities between June 14 and June 30. The focus of this second set of meetings will be the preliminary results from the Assessment of Existing Conditions to date and provide a forum for those attending the meetings and Directors' Pick: 0 Image: Action Alert read more View the full article
  4. The Sawtooth National Recreation Area (NRA) is announcing the availability of the proposed action for the Big Wood Travel Management Plan. The purpose of this plan is to bring road and trail use into compliance with the Forest Plan, laws, and regulations; to provide a system of roads and trails for public access and recreational travel; to manage resource impacts that are occurring due to the use of roads and trails; and to rehabilitate non-system routes identified as a problem Directors' Pick: 0 Image: Action Alert read more View the full article
  5. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Barstow Field Office, has scheduled three tour rides of the Rasor Road Off-Highway Vehicle Area OHV area to identify locations used for riding, camping, as well as to assess use habits and general conditions of the area. The California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan of 1980 mandated a recreation plan to address the intensive OHV activity of the Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area. Public meetings were held on April 28, May 5, and May 12 Directors' Pick: 0 Image: Action Alert read more View the full article
  6. The Bureau of Land Management Malta Field Office is seeking public input about the Little Rockies Travel Management Plan. The BLM is looking for input on motorized vehicle, off-highway vehicle, snowmobile and non-motorized transportation uses on public lands in the Little Rockies Travel Management Planning Area of Phillips County. The 30-day scoping period which began on April 5, 2016, has been extended until July 6, 2016. Directors' Pick: 0 Image: Action Alert read more View the full article
  7. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Rico-West Dolores Roads and Trails (Travel Management) Project is now available for public review and comment. The DEIS presents five Alternatives to the Proposed Action that went out for public scoping in December 2014. These Alternatives address, to varying degrees, the issues identified during that scoping process. This DEIS does not identify a preferred alternative. Commenters are encouraged to be as specific Directors' Pick: 0 Image: Action Alert read more View the full article
  8. As you know, the U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on the Draft Revised Forest Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Colville National Forest and the public comment period was extended until July 5, 2016. During May the Forest Service will host three online meetings. Online meetings are an opportunity for you to clarify your understanding about a specific forest plan revision topic without having to leave your Directors' Pick: 0 Image: Action Alert read more View the full article
  9. BRC wants to share this recent article from Environment & Energy Publishing in regards to an OHV Report from The Wilderness Society entitled: Achieving Compliance with the Executive Order "Minimization Criteria" for Off-Road Vehicle Use on Federal Public Lands. The article highlights some Wilderness Society concerns about how the Forest Service is "minimizing" resource impacts caused by off-highway vehicle (OHV) use. BRC believes the report relies too heavily on land closures and restrictions as the primary management tools to reduce adverse impacts. Directors' Pick: 0 Action Alert read more View the full article
  10. Outdoor recreation clubs, organizations and outfitter/guide related businesses have a lot to celebrate today as Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) announced that he has introduced the Guides and Outfitters Act (GO Act), H.R. 5129. H.R. 5129 Guides and Outfitters Act (GO Act) LINK For the last 5 years, BRC has been urging Congress to address excessive costs and red-tape associated with both motorized and non-motorized Directors' Pick: 0 Image: Action Alert read more View the full article
  11. The BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org was recently contacted by some of our members who heard rumors that a land transfer bill, H.R. 2733, may include portions of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Moon Rocks/Hungry Valley OHV Area near Reno, Nevada. And, that said transfer would result in the closure of the OHV area. BRC contacted both the BLM and Congressional Representatives to ascertain if, in fact, there were any impacts to legal OHV Directors' Pick: 0 Image: Action Alert read more View the full article
  12. The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is asking for public comments as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate revising management of motorized use on the Soldiers Pass Road near Sedona, Arizona. Soldiers Pass Road is located northwest of Sedona and consists of Forest Service roads 9904, 9904B and 9904C. Together, these roads total approximately 1.2 miles in length. The purpose of this proposal is to Directors' Pick: 0 Image: Action Alert read more View the full article
  13. POCATELLO, ID (April 26, 2016) -- Sharetrails.org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is pleased to announce the recent release of issue #4 of the BlueRibbon Magazine. This issue is packed with outstanding winter articles and a variety of recreation topics. Hard copies of the BlueRibbon Magazine should be arriving at doorsteps this week (if they have not already arrived). If your copy has not yet arrived, there's no need to wait! The digital edition of the BlueRibbon Magazine is available today, in FlipZine or PDF versions. Directors' Pick: 0 Announcement Trail Ride: 0 read more View the full article
  14. The Bureau of Land Management Malta Field Office is seeking public input about the Little Rockies Travel Management Plan. The BLM is looking for input on motorized vehicle, off-highway vehicle, snowmobile and non-motorized transportation uses on public lands in the Little Rockies Travel Management Planning Area of Phillips County. The 30-day scoping period began on April 5, 2016, and will end May 4, 2016. Maps of the current management plan Directors' Pick: 0 Image: Action Alert read more View the full article
  15. The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is initiating the next phase of Forest Plan Revision where they must determine if there are areas within the forest's boundaries that are suitable or not suitable for designation as Wilderness. The four steps in this process are: 1) Inventory, 2) Evaluation, 3) Analysis, and 4) Recommendation. Although the specifics for each of these steps are broadly defined by Forest Service directives (FSH 1909.12 Chapter 70), your input can have an impact Directors' Pick: 0 Image: Action Alert read more View the full article