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July 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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Tons of garbage, including stoves, four refrigerators, 47 tires, 20 car batteries and two pickup box loads of televisions, were picked up on snowmobile trails in Center and Mission townships in Minnesota recently by members of the Merrifield Marathons snowmobile and recreation club. Don Bammann, the club’s trail coordinator, said nearly everything...
July 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
The 10-year wait to expand the Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area, long considered California’s premier off-road vehicle park, will move forward following settlement of a lawsuit challenging the adequacy of an Environmental Impact Report prepared for the project, State Parks officials announced today. “I am pleased that under Governor...
July 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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Jack Welch, president of the BlueRibbon Coalition, recently met with Vice President Dick Cheney at the Republican State Convention in Jackson, Wyoming. The two discussed important recreational access issues and the future of recreation on public lands. Cheney indicated that members of his staff were keeping him informed on these important issues,...
July 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(National Public Lands Report)
(Incoming BRC Public Lands Director)
CONGRESSMAN DOOLITTLE & OTTER INTRODUCE WILDERNESS STUDY AREA RELEASE BILLS Congressman John Doolittle of California and Congressman Butch Otter of Idaho have introduced landmark pro-access and pro-recreation legislation to release Wilderness Study Areas (WSA) nationwide that have been so designated, under different timetables on their...
July 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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An OHV pioneer and a dear friend, Steve “Zeke” Miller, passed away recently. Zeke Miller of Twin Falls, Idaho, originated many of the strategies taken for granted by OHV organizations today that help keep trails on the ground. A long-time leader in the Magic Valley Trail Machine Association and president of the Idaho Trail Machine Association,...
July 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
Diverse recreation groups and local government agencies are saying the California Wild Heritage Wilderness Act of 2002 is a bad idea.
July 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
The chairman of the National Parks and Public Lands Subcommittee sent a strongly worded letter to Senator Barbara Boxer (D CA) stating that her Wilderness bill would affect mountain bike groups, motorized access, and water storage.
July 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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The Honorable President George W. Bush The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: Too often, commercial forest management practices are portrayed as solely a means to harvest wood fiber. This oversimplification is inaccurate and serves only to further polarize already disparate publics regarding the...
July 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Legal Action)
* Montana Wilderness Assoc. v. U.S.F.S. (U.S. District Court- Montana & 9th Circuit)- No change. The Forest Service appellant group will soon file the final brief in this appeal and the appeal will then be assigned to a three-judge panel who will begin their review of the case. * Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance v. Norton (U.S. District...
July 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Staff Editorial)
(Former BRC Executive Director)
In this issue of BlueRibbon our Public Lands Director Adena Cook bids us farewell and announces her retirement. At the Spring Board Meeting, in recognition of her years of service, we presented her with a special limited-edition bronze statuette of a snowmobile rider with the following inscription. “ADENA COOK. In grateful appreciation for...

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