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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.
September 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource recently announced a new series of brochures, ?Recreational Use Statutes and The Private Landowner.? These brochures are specific to each of the 48 states? legislation on limited liability for landowners who allow recreational use on their property, commonly known as ?recreational use statutes.? Each...
September 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Senior Policy Advisor)
On August 6, 2002, the Idaho Supreme Court decided that Bonneville County (Idaho) Commissioners made a procedurally and factually correct decision that the Antelope Creek Road was a county road open to the public. The dirt road travels across a portion of private property from Highway 26 to access the Caribou National Forest, Idaho Fish & Game...
September 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Staff Editorial)
(BRC Ambassador)
We called it ?The Lobster? because I guess you could say it looked like one. With two bug eyes peeking out from along side an exposed radiator, and a tail that swished around plenty in the sand washes of southern California, it did sort?a remind folks of a land-lubing, wheel-sprouting lobster. It was our buggy. It was my first OHV. I have a story...
September 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Staff Editorial)
(Former BRC Executive Director)
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ATV riding is good wholesome family recreation. My parents started riding ATVs when mom injured her shoulder while riding her trail bike at age 60. After that she lost her confidence and wasn?t doing so well on the motorcycle. It?s remarkable that she even learned to ride a trail bike, at about age 50, considering she didn?t even learn to ride a...
September 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Staff Editorial)
(BRC Board of Directors)
It is late July and I have just returned from California and a week of motorized activities on both water and land! On Monday, July 15th, I flew to Sacramento, California with Jerry Abboud, Executive Director of the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition. Jerry and I were invited to be a part of an intense two day Visitor Capacity Charette on New...
September 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Staff Editorial)
(Incoming BRC Public Lands Director)
This summer has been pretty extraordinary, in that all-time record amounts of land have been devastated by catastrophic wildfires. Hundreds of millions of trees have been burned, all living things have been killed in these areas, and the fires have burned with such intensity that much of this land has been sterilized, to the point that re-growth...
September 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(National Public Lands Report)
(Incoming BRC Public Lands Director)
The BlueRibbon Coalition has not been involved in Personal Watercraft issues before this year, but we are jumping into the fray today, focusing on Lake Powell. This is a precedent setting issue for motorized recreation of all kinds within the National Park system, as well as precedent setting for restrictions on equipment that met all applicable...

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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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