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Sharetrails.Org/BRC Questions OHV Restrictions In Bi-State Sage Grouse Decision

BOISE, ID (May 31, 2016) -- Sharetrails.org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail-based recreation group, today slammed recent decisions that would severely restrict off-highway vehicle (OHV) events and trail improvements in many areas in eastern California and Nevada.  The changes, in the name of sage grouse management, were demanded by a handful of preservationist special interest groups.

BRC Responds to The Wilderness Society Report

BRC wants to share this recent article from Environment & Energy Publishing in regards to an OHV Report from The Wilderness Society entitled: Achieving Compliance with the Executive Order "Minimization Criteria" for Off-Road Vehicle Use on Federal Public Lands.

The article highlights some Wilderness Society concerns about how the Forest Service is "minimizing" resource impacts caused by off-highway vehicle (OHV) use. BRC believes the report relies too heavily on land closures and restrictions as the primary management tools to reduce adverse impacts.

H.R. 5129 Legislation to Streamline Recreation Permitting Process Introduced by Rep. LaMalfa

Outdoor recreation clubs, organizations and outfitter/guide related businesses have a lot to celebrate today as Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) announced that he has introduced the Guides and Outfitters Act (GO Act), H.R. 5129. H.R. 5129 Guides and Outfitters Act (GO Act) LINK For the last 5 years, BRC has been urging Congress to address excessive costs and red-tape associated with both motorized and non-motorized

BLM Announces Comment Period Extension on the BLM's Proposed Planning Rule

In response to requests from the public, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the comment period on the proposed planning rule by 30 days. The comment period now closes on May 25, 2016. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Mail: Director (630), Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W., Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20240, Attention: 1004-AE39

The Cowtag Event Returns!

It's time once again for the annual COW TAG event! Please join KLIM and the Sharetrails/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) at this one-of-a-kind ride to be held on Saturday, June 25 at Kelly Canyon, ID. Proceeds benefit trail organizations and Sharetrails/BRC. Enter to win a 2016 Beta 300RR Race Edition!...

Off-Road Motorsports Hall Of Fame Seeks Nominations!

Do you know someone who belongs in the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame? April is nomination month for the Hall of Fame. There are many well deserving people in off-road who should be in the Hall of Fame, yet until they are officially nominated, they cannot be considered for induction. The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame accepts nominations

Announcement from the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame below:

National Legislative Update-Good News on Clear Creek

The BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org (BRC) wants to thank all members of the OHV community who have worked hard over the last 5 years to help create a legislative proposal (H.R. 1838) to reopen the BLM's Clear Creek Recreation Area near Hollister, California. According to an announcement from the House Committee on Natural Resources, H.R. 1838 (the bill to reopen Clear Creek to OHV use) will get a markup on March 16, 2016.

BLM Announces Informational Webinar & Public Meeting on the BLM's Proposed Planning Rule

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is inviting members of the public to participate in an informational webinar or an in-person live-streamed public meeting to hear information on BLM's proposed planning rule. The webinar and public meeting will both focus on: -Providing information on the content of the proposed rule; and -Providing an opportunity for members of the public to ask clarifying questions.

Help Needed with CRT Achievement Award Recognizing State Recreational Trails Advisory Committees

Our partners at the Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) Board have asked us to help solicit nominations for the CRT State Recreational Trail Advisory Committee Achievement Award. The Board continues to believe that recognizing State Recreational Trails Advisory Committees for outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds is very important. The award criteria are as follows: The Committee represents both motorized and non-motorized users

It’s Not Too Late To Support Access In 2015!

Not a day goes by at Sharetrails.org that we fail to discover another issue of access that could benefit from our involvement. Since we do not have unlimited resources we must prioritize. We do this by looking for issues in which we think we may play a useful role and are likely to prevail. There is a plethora of such issues out there and we’d really like to be able to get after more of them. If we are going to prove to the world of access advocacy that we are a force to be reckoned with we need to

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