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June 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Staff Editorial)
(BRC Board of Directors)
The Spring Board meeting was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 25th, 26th and 27th. The entire BlueRibbon Board of Directors, BlueRibbon staff and several BlueRibbon members attended. The thirty leaders underwent a comprehensive process and spent three days on the plan revision. The original Strategic Plan was created by the Board and staff...
June 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Staff Editorial)
(BRC Senior Policy Advisor)
Most outdoor recreation surveys count wildlife and bird watching as a popular activity. Outdoor Recreation in America 2001 reports that not only is outdoor recreation increasing, but that the sharpest climbs in reported participation were in wildlife viewing, hiking, running/jogging and motor boating. Wildlife viewing is generally considered to...
June 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Staff Editorial)
(United Four Wheel Drive Association)
There is little doubt that most of you know that gaining, holding onto and enjoying access to our public land is at best endangered. In my case in particular, it is four-wheel driving. While recreational four-wheel drive is what I enjoy, I do feel it is imperative that we are on the same team fighting for the same goals. Part of this fight is...
June 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Regular Editorial)
(Assistant Editor)
What qualities define a responsible recreationist? There are many, but some main qualities include: staying on marked trails, following the principles of Tread Lightly!, being courteous to land owners and other riders, and helping with the clean-up and maintenance of trails. In the state of New York, there have been numerous complaints about...
June 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Regular Editorial)
(BRC Legal Review Committee)
Reflecting on the first two months of this year’s calendar, I note that half of those dates were involved in activity related to recreation. Most were meetings with federal committees or organized recreation. Even for someone who has been retired for four years, I’m not concerned that those dates had nothing to do with a Jeep run or fly-fishing,...
June 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(lakepowell)
National Park Service Personal Watercraft Chronology March 21, 2000: NPS publishes final Personal Watercraft (PWC) rule at 36 CFR 3.24. The National Park Service published a final regulation for managing Personal Watercraft (PWC) use within all areas of the National Park Service. This regulation banned PWC use at 66 of the 87 parks that allowed...
May 28, 2002 12:00 AM
(media)
BLUERIBBON COALITION, INC www.sharetrails.org NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Don Amador PHONE: 925.625.6287 EMAIL: brdon_a@sharetrails.org DATE: May 28, 2002 DIVERSE RECREATION AND GOVERNMENT GROUPS SAY BOXER/CAPPS WILDERNESS BILL IS A BAD IDEA OAKLEY, CA — Diverse recreation groups and local government agencies are saying...
May 22, 2002 12:00 AM
(media)
BLUERIBBON COALITION, INC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EUGENE, OR. In a decision dated May 14, 2002, U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken dismissed a legal challenge to ongoing non-commercial jet boat access along the Rogue River in southern Oregon. However, the Court also ruled that the U.S. Forest Service did not comply with the National Environmental Policy...
May 15, 2002 12:00 AM
Public Land for Public Use Rally About 14 million acres in California, roughly 14 percent of its total land base, is already designated wilderness, off-limits to motorized vehicles, bicycles, horse-back riding, grazing, logging, mining, oil drilling and other forms of commercial development. Senator Barbara Boxer wants to add another 2.5 million...
May 10, 2002 12:00 AM
YOUR COMMENTS NEEDED TO POSTPONE RULE THAT IMPLEMENTS YELLOWSTONE PARK BAN ON SNOWMOBILES You are probably aware that the current decision in place on winter use in Yellowstone will drastically cut snowmobile use next winter and ban it after that. You have likely commented on the SEIS that would reverse this decision.

The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national non-profit organization dedicated to protecting responsible recreational access to public lands and waters. We want to keep your land open for use, whether you recreate on a mountain bike, snowmobile, motorcycle, personal watercraft, ATV, four-wheel drive, horse, or your hiking boots.

Today, the BlueRibbon Coalition is a respected 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. [more]

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