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August 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Staff Editorial)
(BRC Ambassador)
If you're out there fighting for access to public lands for your sport/hobby or interest, allow me to offer some input into your strategy: Never underestimate your opponent! You've heard this before, but let me expand the idea a bit. It's happened more than once lately, that we're so close to victory, only to have the rug pulled out by our...
August 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Regular Editorial)
(Alliance for America)
Ramona Bass is a heretic amongst the green advocates. In an America where Harvard professors push to extend constitutional rights to chimps and a Washington zoo refuses to give out medical records for a dead giraffe on the grounds that such disclosure would violate the animal's privacy, Mrs. Bass offers an unorthodox cure for what ails the planet...
August 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Regular Editorial)
(OHV Enthusiast & Freelance Writer)
We have been saddened to see so much of our beautiful countryside burned over the past three years as we have traveled the west. Many of you that live back east cannot imagine what it is like. I have seen entire mountains on fire near Yellowstone. I have seen the skyline of Glacier National Park obscured by black smoke. I have coughed while...
August 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Regular Editorial)
(BRC Public Lands Policy Director)
Utah’s Wilderness Advocacy Groups have organized in cooperative efforts to end most human management of all public lands, even outside those proposed for Wilderness. It makes little difference what the management action is, or whether it is designed to have a positive effect on the environment. They are pushing for a total “hands off” management...
August 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Regular Editorial)
(Dualsport Rider Magazine)
Wow we’ve gotten serious. We’re saying, “Shut Up!” Too many riding areas are getting systematically closed down, so we have officially imposed a 94-decibel maximum exhaust limit at Black Dog Dualsport events. We would prefer 92, but 94 should be easily attainable to start with. Are we cruel? Are we picking on people that have aftermarket muffs?...
August 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Regular Editorial)
As a retired Supervisor of National Forests in North Carolina, I wish to comment on the recent “vision” proposed by a coalition of environmental groups for our region’s national forests. As proposed, they wish to set aside over half of the region’s national forests in permanently protected “Wilderness” designations with the objective of...
July 25, 2002 12:00 AM
(media)
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For Immediate Release OAKLEY, CA — In the summer of 2000, recreationists and local access groups warned the Clinton administration of the fire danger in the Sequoia National Forest. The BlueRibbon Coalition and others held a rally and filed an RS 2477 rights-of-way assertion at the Trail of 100 Giants trailhead.
July 25, 2002 12:00 AM
(lakepowell)
Judd Slivka © The Arizona Republic Personal watercraft won't be allowed on Lake Powell after Sept. 15, as legal wrangling about the future of the activity in national parks continues. While the legal aerobics go on, however, the Page economy may take a shot - the ban effectively cuts off about six weeks of Lake Powell's 24-week resort season...
July 24, 2002 12:00 AM
(lakepowell)
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL Congress probably won't act to extend the Sept. 15 deadline for temporarily banning personal watercraft on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave while the National Park Service completes regulations and an environmental impact report, congressional aides said...
July 24, 2002 12:00 AM
(lakepowell)
By Seth Muller © Lake Powell Chronicle 2002 Nearly 100 people attended a National Park Service informational meeting concerning the upcoming ban on personal watercraft, and a number of responses to questions by park officials elicited yelling and interjection. The July 18 meeting at the Courtyard by Marriott served as a chance for...

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