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Send Letter to Save OHV Recreation in Northern Nevada - Comments Due by May 27, 2015

April 06, 2015 6:50 PM

May 27, 2015, is the deadline for public comments on the Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS) for the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices. Once finalized, the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices' RMP will provide management direction for almost 5 million acres of public land in northern Nevada.

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May 27, 2015, is the deadline for public comments on the Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS) for the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices.

Once finalized, the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices' RMP will provide management direction for almost 5 million acres of public land in northern Nevada.

Currently, the DEIS might be interpreted to preclude designation of "dry washes" as an OHV route. The elimination of dry or sand washes from interim management prescriptions or subsequent project level travel management plans could functionally close most of the desert because motorized travel would be "limited to designated roads and trails."

As OHVers know, washes are often the historic backbone of any desert-based route network.  Washes either function as a trail or trails traverse them. 

BRC is concerned the DRMP/EIS does not clearly codify future "area" designations in the document.  BRC believes it is important for the agency to describe a strategy for the designation of staging/camping areas. 

Area designations may also include future "play" areas or other open areas where said use is an important recreational experience. The agency should grant itself broad authority to designate varying acreages (using historical and anticipated use patterns) from 1 to 20 acres or more for said uses.
 
BRC believes the agency should develop a process to expedite the approval of competitive and other permitted events that are well-known, historic, and reoccurring. This can be accomplished through known "pre-approved" routes from which an event organizer can choose. Events that could benefit from a streamlined permitting process include the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno and the Virginia City Grand Prix.

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Please go to our letter generator and tell the BLM you want them to include "washes" in future travel management plans and to allow for the designation of additional open areas for play riding, camping, and staging.

Please insert text that describes what forms of OHV recreation your family enjoys on BLM lands in Northern Nevada.

BRC has also set up a special "Northern Nevada OHV Defense Fund" to help support our administrative and legal efforts on this important issue.  Please JOIN and consider a generous tax-deductible donation today!

DONATE $25, $50,$100, $500, or $1,000
TO THE  “NORTHERN NEVADA OHV DEFENSE FUND”

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The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is a national non-profit organization that champions responsible recreation and encourages a strong conservation ethic and individual stewardship, while providing leadership in efforts to keep outdoor recreation alive and well -- all sports; all trails. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education
and collaboration among recreationists.
1-800-BLUERIB - www.BlueRibbonCoalition.Org

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