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July 1, 2013 3:40 PM
CALIFORNIA - Sequoia NF Host Forest Plan Revision Public Meetings in July
The Sequoia National Forest will hold a series of public meetings to continue to dialogue and receive input from the public and interested stakeholders on Forest Plan Revision. The Sequoia National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan was completed in 1988. While parts of the plan remain relevant, some elements need to be updated to meet...
July 1, 2013 3:31 PM
SOUTH DAKOTA - BLM Releases South Dakota Draft Management Plan for Public Review
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released today its Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) describing different alternatives for managing public lands within the South Dakota Field Office.  This action kicks off a 90-day public comment period for interested publics to submit comments to the BLM. The...
June 26, 2013 2:03 PM
WYOMING - Casper BLM Hosts Scoping Meeting on Bates Hole Travel Management Plan
On June 28, 2013 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office is hosting a public scoping meeting on the Bates Hole Travel Management Plan. The meeting will be from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive. The plan will address off-highway vehicle use and the designation of roads and trails within the Bates...
June 26, 2013 9:41 AM
NPS Proposes Special Regulations for Use of Snowmobiles and Off-Road Motor Vehic
The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to amend its special regulations for Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado, to designate routes, water surfaces, and areas where snowmobiles or motor vehicles may be used off park roads. Unless authorized by special regulation, the operation of snowmobiles and the operation of motor vehicles off road...
June 25, 2013 4:35 PM
COLORADO-BLM Seeks Comments on Proposed Supplementary Rules for the Gunnison Bas
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado is proposing supplementary rules for public lands included in the Gunnison Basin Federal Lands Travel Management Plan (TMP), approved on June 28, 2010. These proposed supplementary rules would apply to public lands administered by the BLM, Gunnison Field Office in Gunnison, Montrose, Hinsdale, and...
June 25, 2013 12:35 PM
OREGON - Scoping Begins on Bull Run Dunes Restoration Project
The Central Coast Ranger District - Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on the Siuslaw National Forest is seeking public comment on the proposed Bull Run Dunes Restoration Project. The project is needed to restore historic open sand conditions on the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The area proposed for restoration is located north of the...
June 19, 2013 5:19 PM
On June 18, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed S 486 "Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras Beaches Act." We are indebted to North Carolina Senators' Richard Burr and Kay Hagan for the leadership they have shown by first introducing the original bill S 486 and then by the enormous effort they and their staffs have put forward to...
June 18, 2013 1:52 PM
Today's Land Use Update was a blast to write. There are a lot of really great things happening to protect your recreational access. Among the items is news that the House passed the provision offered by Congressman Paul Cook  that would save the Johnson Valley OHV Area (A.K.A the Hammers). The provision now moves to the Senate. (Cook served...
June 17, 2013 10:30 AM
We received an urgent action alert from the folks at the Outer Banks Preservation Association (OBPA). The OBPA folks are trying to keep one of the last remaining Outer Bank beaches open for vehicles. The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would stop the National Park Service from closing Cape Hatteras National Seashore to vehicle access. BRC's...
June 17, 2013 9:58 AM
This morning we received an important update from Jeff Bates, President of the Grand Mesa Jeep Club, about a really fun way to oppose the closure of over 62% of the roads and trails in the BLM's Grand Junction Field Office. Jeff is working with local reps from the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition and other local OHV groups on a Public Lands...

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