BRC Public Lands Update

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March 26, 2013 1:05 PM

Busted Public Lands: Is management of our public lands broken? More and more people are asking that question. With the exception of the environmental groups, and the foundations that fund them, many are concluding that the system we currently employ to manage our public lands is broken. Read more here. Obama Designates 5 New National Monuments A portent of

Busted Public Lands
Is management of our public lands broken?

Images of public lands managed by Federal AgenciesMore and more people are asking that question. With the exception of the environmental groups, and the foundations that fund them, many are concluding that the system we currently employ to manage our public lands is broken.

Read more here.




Obama Designates 5 New National Monuments
A portent of things to come...

Possible MonumentsYesterday President Obama whetted the appetite of the Washington D.C. Wilderness Lobby by signing proclamations designating five new National Monuments, a sure portent of things to come.

Click here to learn what you can do about it.




Meanwhile, the Wilderness Juggernaut Rolls On...

Closed SignsSensing a sea change in public lands management is on the horizon, the Washington D.C. Wilderness Lobby is marching ahead with bills they believe they can pass in the current Congress. Bills in Nevada, Colorado, Montana and Oregon are getting top billing, but don't rule your state out!  Read more here.

 



Wilderness... like Mom and Apple Pie, what's not to love?

horse and rider

It turns out, plenty!

Wilderness is extolled as a non motorized trail paradise and the paramount way to grow big game and other assorted wildlife. Well, here in Idaho we have more Wilderness than just about any other lower 48 State, and we're here to say... it ain't so! Indeed, recent data from the Idaho Fish and Game says the happiest of happy hunting grounds are areas outside Wilderness, and Idaho's Equestrian trail stewards call it a "trails disaster!" Must read news clips after the jump.  Read more here.


The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists. 1-800-BlueRib - www.sharetrails.org
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September 2, 2015 11:30 AM
CALIFORNIA - BLM Plans Meetings on Cow Mountain Recreation Management Plan
The Bureau of Land Management Ukiah Field Office will hold public scoping meetings in September to gather comments for a recreation management plan for North and South Cow Mountain. BRC strongly supports the managed OHV recreation program at the Cow Mountain National Recreation Area (NRA). The NRA provides important OHV opportunities for both casual riders and competitors in motorized events.
August 31, 2015 12:22 PM
Yellowstone Announces Lottery for New Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access
On August 31, 2015, Yellowstone National Park announced that through the www.recreation.gov website a public lottery will start on September 1, 2015, to determine the trip dates for Non-Commercially Guide Leaders wanting to visit Yellowstone this coming winter season (2015-2016). The lottery will remain open until September 30, 2015. Please see the Park Service website. Please note, the BlueRibbon Coalition is an active member of the
August 27, 2015 2:29 PM
OHIO - Wayne National Forest to Host OHV Open House
OHV riders and community members are invited to come and discuss the past, present and future of the OHV Trail systems on the Ironton Ranger District, which include the Hanging Rock, Pine Creek and Superior OHV Systems. The open house will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, at the Ironton Ranger Station, 6518 State Route 93, Pedro, Ohio 45659. Phone (740) 534-6532.
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