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December 05, 2014 7:12 PM

December 4, 2014 - Due to large amount of land-use issues currently going on, we have combined everything into a National Land Use Update. Please review  the below information to see if any of these planning efforts are in your area. It is critically important for local OHV recreationists to attend these meetings and make site-specific comments on how the plans might impact continued use of motorized roads and trails in the proj

December 4, 2014

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

Due to large amount of land-use issues currently going on, we have combined everything into a National Land Use Update. Please review  the below information to see if any of these planning efforts are in your area.

It is critically important for local OHV recreationists to attend these meetings and make site-specific comments on how the plans might impact continued use of motorized roads and trails in the project area.

Your comments and suggestions are reviewed by agency staff and can make a difference in what trails remain open. They also are an important part of the administrative record which then creates a nexus for BRC legal to enter the fight should legal action be necessary.


Chugach National Forest Completes Phase I of Forest Plan Revision -- Phase I, Assessment, of the Chugach National Forest Plan Revision is now complete and available to the public. As the Forest moves into the next phase, Revision, the Assessment will be used to guide the scope of our plan revision, environmental impact statement. and a monitoring strategy.
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Sierra NF Hosts Open House - Seeking Public Input for 2016 State OHV Funding Proposals -- The Sierra National Forest is requesting public input for the 2016 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) funding/proposal submission cycle by hosting an Open House on Thursday, December 11, 2015, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sierra National Forest Supervisors Office.
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Forest Service to Study Huron-Manistee National Forest  Road System -- The U.S. Forest Service plans to study the risks and benefits for visitors and the environment associated with the road system on the Huron-Manistee National Forests. The analysis is part of the implementation of the 2005 Travel Management Rule.
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BLM Carson City District Releases Draft RMP/EIS For Public Review -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is asking the public to review and comment on a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Carson City District. The 120-day comment period closes March 27, 2015.
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Comments Sought on Wilderness and Other Proposals by January 5 -- The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina is seeking public input on the draft proposals presented at public meetings this fall. In addition, the agency has posted its new online collaborative tool where people can post comments.
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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Provides More Time to Review Existing Condition Road Maps -- The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest announces that the public now has until March 31, 2015, to review the existing condition maps for the Forest and provide their corrections. 
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Umpqua National Forest Publishing EA for Travel Management Plan - Proposing a System of Roads, Trails & Areas Available for Motor Vehicle Use -- The Umpqua National Forest is taking the next step towards complying with a 2005 Travel Management Rule by publishing an environmental assessment (EA) on the motorized roads, trails and areas within the boundaries of the national forest.
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BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Right-of-Way for Indian Creek ATV Trail -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Monticello Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing an application submitted by San Juan County for a right-of-way (ROW) for an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trail in the Indian Creek area.
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Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Road Study Deadline Extended -- The U.S. Forest Service is extending the deadline of the road system study on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The Forest Service has extended the public comment period to gather additional comments on how visitors use and view forest system roads.
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May 31, 2016 10:48 AM
MONTANA - Custer Gallatin NF Forest Plan Revision June Public Meetings Announced
In January, the 3.1 million acre Custer Gallatin National Forest started on a Forest Plan Revision, a four-year process that will ultimately give way to a new forest plan. The Forest Service will host a second set of public meetings across various communities between June 14 and June 30. The focus of this second set of meetings will be the preliminary results from the Assessment of Existing Conditions to date and provide a forum for those attending the meetings and
May 23, 2016 1:40 PM
Sawtooth National Recreation Area Wants Your Input on the Wood River Travel Plan
The Sawtooth National Recreation Area (NRA) is announcing the availability of the proposed action for the Big Wood Travel Management Plan. The purpose of this plan is to bring road and trail use into compliance with the Forest Plan, laws, and regulations; to provide a system of roads and trails for public access and recreational travel; to manage resource impacts that are occurring due to the use of roads and trails; and to rehabilitate non-system routes identified as a problem
May 20, 2016 8:32 AM
CALIFORNIA - Public Invited to Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle Area Tour and Comment
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Barstow Field Office, has scheduled three tour rides of the Rasor Road Off-Highway Vehicle Area OHV area to identify locations used for riding, camping, as well as to assess use habits and general conditions of the area. The California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan of 1980 mandated a recreation plan to address the intensive OHV activity of the Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area. Public meetings were held on April 28, May 5, and May 12
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