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September 10, 2002 12:00 AM
Comments must be in by Thursday, September 12th! Dear Subscriber: President Bush has announced his new Forest Health Initiative in response to the record number of acres of public and private lands devastated by catastrophic wildfires, along with hundreds of homes destroyed, and over a score of human lives lost. The need for the initiative is the...
September 9, 2002 12:00 AM
(lakepowell)
PARK SERVICE AND BLUEWATER NETWORK REACH ELEVENTH HOUR AGREEMENT PWC USE TO CONTINUE AT LAKE POWELL, LAKE MEADE AND SEVERAL OTHER NATIONAL RECREATION AREAS! POCATELLO, ID — On Friday, September 6th in the eleventh hour with only a week to go before the September 15th PWC ban becoming a reality! The Park Service and Bluewater Network reach an...
September 6, 2002 12:00 AM
(lakepowell)
2002 Riding Season Saved at Several National Recreation Areas, Including Lake Mead & Lake Powell. Foothill Ranch, CA — In a surprise turn of events, the Bush Administration obtained an extension of the September 15th deadline for personal watercraft (PWC) use in eight National Recreation Areas, saving the remainder of the 2002 boating...
September 5, 2002 12:00 AM
(yellowstone)
Dear Snowmobile Leaders: Before I start my update let me take a second to thank the organized snowmobile community, and especially the snowmobile manufacturers, for their collective efforts during the last year. All our efforts have shown that the Together Everyone Accomplishes More (T.E.A.M) concept has served us well.
September 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Senior Policy Advisor)
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We began the ride at Bear Lake Summit, elevation close to 8000 feet. We rode a few miles down a standard dirt road, then ducked down a bona fide ATV and motorcycle trail. The trail dropped down a small shady drainage dense with plants and flowers. The air smelled of mint and showy white Colorado columbine decked the sides of the trail. A short...
September 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Board of Directors)
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Just like a clip from the movie "The Postman," in the remote Oak Bay area of Lake Powell, your BlueRibbon President covered the entire beach on Wednesday, August 14th. Riding my PWC I stopped at the rear of each moored houseboat and delivered an information package on the upcoming PWC ban at the Lake. I talked with people from Colorado, Utah,...
September 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Western Representative)
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The Private Lands Conservancy and the BlueRibbon Coalition were recently presented with what may be a ?once-in-a-lifetime? opportunity to preserve the last vestige of the American West from the closure agenda of both green land trusts and some units of the federal government. The 100 acre Etter Ranch is in the geographic heart of the 60,000 acre...
September 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Board of Directors)
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Bud Hooker, an early pioneer in organizing and promoting snowmobiling and snowmobile organizations and events died July 7th at Winchester Bay, Oregon. He was on the Board of the BlueRibbon Coalition for many years and served as Coalition president in 1988-89. He was 77. In the early 1960s Bud was a top salesman for Torco Oil Company in Northern...
September 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Staff Editorial)
(BRC Western Representative)
LAWSUITS VS. ACTIVE FOREST MANAGEMENT Tragically missing in the current debate of "enviro lawsuits/appeals of forest fuel load reduction programs" is the affect of the wildfire's air pollution on people located hundreds of miles from the fire. I started to think about this while on a recent vacation at the King Range National Conservation Area in...
September 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Regular Editorial)
(Freelance Writer)
Jan Michael Jacobson, an environmentalist and Everglades expert who is part of a battle against the government?s habitat policies in South Florida, claims the leadership of the environmental movement has betrayed both its core constituency and the U.S.

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]

As a 501(c)(3) organization, The BlueRibbon Coalition has enacted the following policy: BlueRibbon Coalition, Inc. does not endorse or oppose any political candidates, donate or contribute to any political candidate's campaign, participate or engage in political fundraising events, distribute statements for or against particular political candidates, nor engage in any other activity that may constitute favoring or opposing a political candidate.