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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April 29, 2015 12:31 PM
Senate Introduces Legislation to Ensure Appropriate Safety Standards for Side-by
On February 18, 2015, BRC's Don Amador, a SXS enthusiast, asked you to contact Congress because federal regulators were trying to impose their "street-oriented" view on SXS users and the industry by proposing a Rule which could have devastated SXS recreation. BRC asked you to send an email urging your representative to cosponsor H.R. 999 -- The ROV In-Depth Examination Act. Your response was awesome!  That House bill has gained a lot of support.
April 22, 2015 2:20 PM
Send Support Letters For H.R. 1838-Let's Reopen Clear Creek
On April 16, California Representatives David G. Valadao (CA-21), Sam Farr (CA-21), and Jeff Denham (CA-10) introduced H.R. 1838, the Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act, to direct the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reopen the 75,000 acre Clear Creek Management Area in San Benito and Fresno counties for recreational use, including access for off-road vehicles. Additionally, the legislation would protect approximately 21,000 acres of BLM land adjacent to Clear Creek as the Joaquin
May 1, 2015 10:59 AM
OREGON - BLM Releases Draft RMP and DEIS for Western Oregon
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced the release of the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Revisions and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Western Oregon. On Friday, April 24, 2015, the Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register. This announcement kicks off the opening of the public comment period.To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP Revisions and Draft EIS within 90 days following the date
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