BRC Public Lands Update

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March 26, 2013 7:05 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.


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March 23, 2015 4:40 PM
Hey Joe Canyon -courtesy of Moab Friends For Wheelin'
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.
March 3, 2015 5:27 PM
Federal Plan Threatens OHV Access In Nevada Desert
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Las Vegas area is currently fronting a draft plan that could eliminate or greatly restrict both casual and event-based OHV recreation on approximately 3 million areas in Southern Nevada. The draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) creates an unjustified risk that might preclude "dry washes" from being designated as OHV routes. The elimination of dry or sand washes from subsequent project level travel management plans could functionally close the desert if they are not capable of being designated as routes, because motorized travel would be "limited to designated roads and trails."
March 27, 2015 8:52 AM
CALIFORNIA - Forest Service To Hold Open House On Off-Highway Vehicle Use
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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