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April 1, 2003 1:00 AM
(Staff Editorial)
(Incoming BRC Public Lands Director)
I think just about everyone is getting tired of hearing about Yellowstone and the ongoing battles to preserve snowmobile access to our first National Park, but we just can't seem to end the debate. As most of you are aware, the National Park Service recently released their final decision on snowmobiling in Yellowstone, and it is a positive...
April 1, 2003 1:00 AM
(National Public Lands Report)
(Incoming BRC Public Lands Director)
The current economic climate and anti-OHV forces, have brought pressure to bear on several state OHV Programs. The Washington state OHV program has long been extremely contentious, due to efforts by the non-motorized community led by the Washington Trails Association (WTA). WTA tries to divert OHV funds into non-motorized recreation. A recent...
April 1, 2003 1:00 AM
(Regular Editorial)
(46 Corners OHV Club, Inc. Member)
As we all know, ATVs are a very controversial mode of transportation. Most negative views have originated from the actions of irresponsible riders--the minority, but the most visible to those who want fuel to add to the anti-ATV fire. ATV riders have long complained about not having places to ride or having riding areas shut down, but ask yourself...
April 1, 2003 1:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Ambassador)
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The future of our favorite recreation lies in the hands and hearts of kids. By recreating with our kids, teaching them the Tread Lightly! ethic, and including them in keeping our public lands open, we will always have places to recreate. Men, woman, and children helped with the annual cleanup at Sand Mountain, Nevada, hosted by the Friends of Sand...
April 1, 2003 1:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(High Rock Trekkers)
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The California Association of 4-Wheel Drive Clubs has announced that its 37th annual Sierra Trek, the largest all-volunteer four-wheel drive event in the country, will be held at Meadow Lake north of Truckee on Thursday, August 7th through Sunday, August 10th.
April 1, 2003 1:00 AM
(Normal Story)
The Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) recently filed a lawsuit in federal court in Denver asking the court to force the United States Forest Service to follow the correct procedures in its travel planning. COHVCO's complaint involves the travel plan for the Uncompahgre National Forest in southwestern Colorado, near Montrose. The...
April 1, 2003 1:00 AM
(Legal Action)
*Montana Wilderness Association vs. U.S.F.S (U.S. District Court--Montana & 9th Circuit) Counsel for BlueRibbon and the Forest Service are evaluating their options in light of the 9th Circuit's January 6, 2003 decision. The Forest Service has obtained a three week extension of the deadline for filing of a petition for rehearing before the 9th...
April 1, 2003 1:00 AM
(Regular Editorial)
(BRC Public Lands Policy Director)
The Salt Lake Tribune printed a commentary written by James W. Thompson, an orchestra and biology teacher at Bingham, Utah High School. It's titled "Motorized Assault on the San Rafael Swell" and is available online at: http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Jan/01052003/commenta/17277.asp. Mr. Thompson describes a weekend hiking trip where he finds the...
April 1, 2003 1:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(Honeywell/Allied Signal 4x4 Club)
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January 11, 2003. Once again the stage was set for the 7th annual Honeywell/Allied Signal Easter Seals Kids 4x4 run to provide an adventure for some special people at the Phoenix area Easter Seals Society. The Honeywell/Allied Signal 4x4 club is a family oriented organization based in Phoenix Arizona. Seven years ago the club began this continuing...
April 1, 2003 1:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(Certified Safety Instructor, 46 Corners OHV Club, Inc.)
Combined figures from manufacturers are showing sales of all ATVs, sport, utility, 4x4s and minis are over 800,000 a year nationwide. In New York State alone, 38,672 new machines were sold from January 2002 through June 2002, making New York State third in the nation in new ATV sales. In every state except California, ATV sales exceed the sales of...

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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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