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.


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July 29, 2015 12:44 PM
NEW MEXICO - Gila NF Forest Plan Revision Public Meetings Scheduled
The Gila National Forest will host several Community Conversations about the Assessment Phase of the Forest Plan Revision Aug. 3 - Aug. 6, 2015. During the Assessment Phase of the revision, the public is invited to help identify ecological, social, and economic conditions and trends related to the Gila National Forest. This information will aid in the development of the revised plan. The purpose of the meetings is to create common understanding of the Forest Plan, provide opportunities to share knowledge,
July 28, 2015 11:43 AM
NORTH CAROLINA - Update On Off-Road Vehicle Management-Meetings Scheduled
The National Parks Service (NPS) is holding public scoping meetings to considering changes to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore's Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) special regulation as it relates to morning opening of beaches, extending the length of fall and spring seasonal ORV routes, and modifying the size and location of vehicle free areas. Public scoping will help inform the development of alternatives that will be analyzed in an Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA
July 24, 2015 9:10 AM
Funding For Recreational Trails On Senate Chopping Block!
The full Senate is gearing up to vote on its version of a transportation bill. U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced an amendment to H.R. 22, the DRIVE Act, which would eliminate the Transportation Alternatives Program. This proposal would eliminate all funding for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) because the RTP derives its funding from the Transportation Alternatives Program. RTP is an important funding source for the management of both motorized and non-motorized trail opportunities
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