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.


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 29, 2014 4:52 PM
Snowmobilers - Lottery For Yellowstone Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access
Just a quick reminder for all you snowmobilers: the public lottery for the Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program for Yellowstone National Park ends this Friday, October 3, 2014. On September 3, 2014, the National Park Service (NPS) announced a public lottery to determine the trip dates for Non-Commercially Guide Leaders wanting to visit Yellowstone this coming winter season (2014-2015). You can read the previous alert below.
September 22, 2014 4:47 PM
OREGON - Willamette National Forest Seeks Input on Long Term Road Management Str
The Willamette National Forest is working on a road investment strategy to help guide future road management decisions, addressing the twin challenges of an aging road system and a limited maintenance budget. In addition, Forest Service roads are important for almost every activity on National Forests. The Forest Service will be hosting two public meetings about Long Term Road Management Strategies. Residents of Sweet Home and the North Santiam Canyon are invited to share their thoughts on for
September 17, 2014 9:54 AM
IDAHO - Nez Perce-Clearwater NF Extends Forest Plan Revision Scoping Comment Per
The Forest Service has extended the scoping comment period for an additional 60 days on the Forest Plan Revision for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Information gathered during this scoping period, as well as other information, will be used to prepare the draft plan and the draft EIS. Comments must be received by November 14, 2014. The Nez Perce-Clearwater process is particularly important given some of the key issues and the long-running role of key participants including:
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