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May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(Field Representative, CORVA)
It's known as one of the most grueling mountain bicycle races in the west-the Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association's Keyesville Gold Nugget Classic in the mountains near Lake Isabella, California. On March 3rd, several OHVers assisted race officials in providing support in the form of motorcycles and ATVs. It was a day that started off with a...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Board of Directors)
When the BlueRibbon Coalition was founded fifteen years ago, it was on the premise that we wanted to be full participants in the decision-making process that applied to the public lands our members used or would use for recreation. Our motto, Preserving Our Natural Resources FOR The Public Instead of FROM the Public, adopted at that time,...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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All of the funds collected by BlueRibbon's Legal Action Fund goes directly to pay attorneys. The Legal General Fund pays the monthly retainer and assures that current bills for different legal actions are paid while more localized fundraising occurs. BlueRibbon and member organizations within an "area of interest" work hard to reimburse the fund...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(Attorney, BRC Legal Action Team)
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Since 1996 the BlueRibbon Coalition has maintained a Legal Action Program staffed with professionals specializing in public lands recreation law. It has become fashionable for some to lament the disorganized nature of recreation interests in the hope that fear will magically breed emotional and financial interest in a new "hot" issue. In reality,...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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* MONTANA WILDERNESS ASSOC. V. U.S.F.S. (U.S. District Court- Montana & 9th Circuit)- The "BlueRibbon" and "Forest Service" appellant groups have filed opening briefs and excerpts of record. Appellees MWA et al now have until April 15, 2002, to file their answering brief and supplemental excerpts. Reply briefs are due 14 days after service of...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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I believe that, as Americans, one of our choicest liberties is the freedom to move about. The ability to travel unrestricted, without fear of reprisal or regulation, lies at the core of our beliefs. Maybe we hold this freedom to be so basic because it was a driving force in settling our nation. The lure of what lies beyond the next ridge was...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(National Public Lands Report)
(BRC Senior Policy Advisor)
IS H.R. 488 A REAL THREAT? H.R. 488, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act of 2001, was introduced in this Congress on February 6, 2001, by Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT). To date, this bill has 103 co-sponsors. A nearly identical bill has been introduced in every Congress since 1992, when it was introduced by Congressman Peter...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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Equestrians on Wilderness BCHC Board Of Directors Policy On Existing And New Wilderness Designations On March, 8, 2002, the Backcountry Horsemen of California (BCHC) Board of Directors approved by unanimous vote the following Wilderness policy. The BCHC will not support any new Wilderness designations until the following is adopted for all...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
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Dear BRC: We would like to congratulate you on your 15th anniversary. The face of recreation has changed greatly in the last 15 years. A growing and more culturally diverse population, improved equipment and technology, and the explosion of the off-highway vehicle market (i.e. ATVs and SUVs) have all contributed to an unprecedented surge in the...
May 1, 2002 12:00 AM
(Staff Editorial)
(Former BRC Executive Director)
This story actually starts with the involvement of Idaho motorized recreationists in local issues and events leading up to the 1986 re-election campaign of Senator Steve Symms. My off-highway vehicle (OHV) activism began as a leader in the Idaho Trail Machine Association (ITMA), a statewide group representing motorcyclists and ATVers. While...

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]

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