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October 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Staff Editorial)
(Incoming BRC Public Lands Director)
During the last week or so, a couple of items came across my desk that I think are worth writing about. I received a copy of a report recently released by the Native Forests Network entitled "Tracking Snowmobile Trespass," and I also received a letter from a BlueRibbon member who was very concerned about some illegal OHV use in an area that he...
October 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(National Public Lands Report)
(Incoming BRC Public Lands Director)
The White River National Forest in central Colorado has just announced the start of a new Travel Management Plan for the Forest. The White River just completed their revision of the Land and Resource Management Plan, the overall master plan for the forest, and the Travel Plan is an extension of that effort that gets down to site specific decision...
October 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
The BlueRibbon Coalition recently endorsed President Bush's proposal to protect America's public lands from catastrophic wildfires. Millions of acres have burned, scores of homes have been destroyed, and 29 people have lost their lives in the fight. The intensity of these fires is so great that all living things are killed, soils are often nearly...
October 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Board of Directors)
Friday, September 6th, in a totally unexpected move, an eleventh hour agreement postponed the September 15th personal watercraft (PWC) ban at Lake Powell. That?s correct, with only a week to go before the September 15th PWC ban became a reality! The Park Service and Bluewater Network reached an agreement extending PWC use at Lake Powell, and...
October 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
Earlier this summer the AMA, California motorcycling, and particularly District 36 lost a true friend and benefactor with the passing, at age 71, of Donald Walter Link in Sacramento, California. Don was a vocal activist in land use issues as they affected National Forest lands. He served on several advisory committees while at the same time...
October 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
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On July 20, 2002--Jack Welch, President of BlueRibbon Coalition, spent a weekend of four-wheeling in the California Sierra Nevada Mountains, compliments of the Motherlode Rockcrawlers, a four-wheel drive club based in Jackson, California. Del Albright, Ambassador for the BRC, founder of the Friends of the Rubicon, and a member of the Motherlode...
October 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
We received the following from the International Mountain Bike Assoc. [IMBA] list serve. It illustrates the vulnerability of the anti-access groups they still refer to as "environmentalists," and the effectiveness of grassroots political action. Environmentalists in Maryland's DC suburbs have been escalating efforts to curtail recreation on public...
October 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Political Consultant, Washington D.C.)
This is the BlueRibbon Coalition's first Congressional Scorecard. We are making this effort because, with elections coming up, you should know who your allies are in Congress on issues relating to recreational access. The scorecard contains a listing of the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, with a score assigned to them based on...
October 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Legal Action)
* MONTANA WILDERNESS ASSOC. vs. U.S.F.S. (U.S. District Court - Montana & 9th Circuit)--No change. Briefing has been completed and the case will be assigned to a three--judge panel who will decide how to resolve the case, including deciding whether to hear oral argument. * SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE vs. NORTON (U.S. District Court - No...
October 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(High Rock Trekkers)
This was a very special day. Once a year, four-wheel drive volunteers, many from local clubs and some individuals, gather at the off-highway vehicle staging area near the Niagara Rim Trail east of Sonora to participate in the annual "Kids on the Rocks" event. Kathy Avery, a member of the Sonora-based Mud, Sweat & Gears four-wheel drive club...

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