Recreation Groups Seek to Enter Eldorado Forest Suit

Share on Facebook
January 20, 2010 12:00 AM
Associated Image
BRC's Don Amador on OHV Trail in Eldorado National Forest

SACRAMENTO, CA (January 20) - The BlueRibbon Coalition is working with a coalition of recreational access groups seeking to enter the latest lawsuit challenging motorized recreation on federal lands in California.

The lawsuit was filed by the attorneys for the Western Environmental Law Center and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) on behalf of the Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation, CBD and the Forest Issues Group. It was filed against the Eldorado National Forest's Motorized Travel Plan.

The preservationist plaintiffs contend the travel plan will adversely impact their recreational experience and that they will be irreparably harmed by the Record of Decision. The Recreation Groups filed a motion to intervene on January 12, 2010, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California (Case No. CV-09-2523-LKK). The groups seeking to intervene include the California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, American Motorcyclist Association District 36, California Enduro Riders Association, and the BlueRibbon Coalition.

"Once again, the motorized recreation community must stand up to address a preservationist threat to our continuing recreational access," said Don Amador, Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition. "This travel plan eliminated a significant amount of historical access, and we are far from thrilled by it, but have elected to focus our energy working with the Forest on forward-looking management solutions. We would welcome the plaintiffs in this case adopting a similar approach so we can end the decades-long litigation surrounding the Eldorado Forest," Amador concludes.

The Motion to Intervene is presently scheduled to be heard on February 22, 2010, in Sacramento.

# # #

The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national (non-profit) trail-saving group that represents over 600,000 recreationists nationwide The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season is beginning. Federal employees, please mark BlueRibbon Coalition and Check #11402 on your CFC pledge form to support our efforts to protect your access. Join us at 1-800-258-3742

October 5, 2015 9:53 AM

POCATELLO, ID (October 5, 2015) - BFGoodrich® Tires, in collaboration with Four Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, BlueRibbon Coalition and Off Road Business Association, recently announced the winners of the 2015 Outstanding Trails program.  Nominated for uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following, the trails selected and the associated clubs for this year’s program are:

September 22, 2015 11:12 AM
Associated Image

POCATELLO, ID (September 22, 2015) The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) today responded to the just-announced Department of Interior decision that endangered species listing for the greater sage grouse is "not warranted." 

August 31, 2015 10:24 AM
Pine Nuts Image

BOISE, ID (August 31, 2015)--The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail-based recreation group, is again urging federal agencies to avoid "exit-based" final land-use decisions. BRC has weathered numerous litigatory storms at the Presidential administration such as occurred over winter use in Yellowstone Park, or various incantations of a "roadless" rule on our National Forest System lands.

[Press Room Archive]