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November 1, 1997 1:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(Former BRC Executive Director)
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) has received temporary funding for another six months at the 96 and 97 level. As is often the case in Washington D.C., Congress was unable to finish work on transportation funding before the end of the fiscal year. H.R. 2516 extends the current transportation funding programs for another six months till March...
November 1, 1997 1:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(Utah Shared Access Alliance President)
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After three years of waiting (should have been thirty) the axe finally fell on the OHV community Sept. 16 when Area Manager Dick Manus released the draft OHV designations for one of the most popular and scenic BLM regions in Utah. Upon entering the room, I became uneasy when I noticed that there were no SUWA (Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance)...
November 1, 1997 1:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Senior Policy Advisor)
The Fund for Animals and the National Park Service (NPS) recently announced a settlement in the Fund's suit against the agency over the winter recreation's impact to Yellowstone National Park.
November 1, 1997 1:00 AM
(Normal Story)
Nearly a year and a half after the Forest Service issued its decision to close the Como Lake Road (Mt. Blanca) at Como Lake, an important milestone was reached on August 14, 1997. On that day, members of the Alamosa County Commission and the Forest Service accompanied a group of four wheel drive recreation enthusiasts on a trip up the disputed...
October 1, 1997 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
Visitors fortunate or wise enough to plan a visit to Yellowstone in the winter experience a special treat. Steam from the thermal features is enhanced by the cold air, making them even more spectacular. Blankets of snow decorate trees and river banks. Bison, elk, and moose lounge casually in view. Incomparable vistas that include all of the above...
October 1, 1997 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
Nearly a year and a half after the Forest Service issued its decision to close the Como Lake Road (Mt. Blanca) at Como Lake, an important milestone was reached on August 14, 1997. On that day, members of the Alamosa County Commission and the Forest Service accompanied a group of four wheel drive recreation enthusiasts on a trip up the disputed...
October 1, 1997 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Board of Directors)
On August 13th the headline of the Jackson Hole Guide newspaper read "USGS biologist appalled by herd size in air survey". The herd referred to is, of course, the Yellowstone National Park Bison (buffalo) herd. What Mary Meagher, U.S.Geological Survey biologist, was referring to in the headline was the most recent effort to measure the size of the...
October 1, 1997 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Executive Director)
The House version of ISTEA (Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act), now called "BESTEA," (Building Efficient Surface Transportation and Equity Act of 1997) was introduced September 4 by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bud Shuster. There is a name change: Both the administration's proposed NEXTEA and the House'...
October 1, 1997 12:00 AM
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(Publisher of Minnesota Snowmobiling Magazine)
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On May 20th, 1997, a group known as the Biodiversity Legal Foundation together with the Fund For Animals filed suit in Washington, DC. to require the National Park Service to complete a thorough study of what the plaintiffs term as "damage" caused by snowmobiling and groomed snowmobile trails in Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National...
October 1, 1997 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
Positive goals undermined by negative reporting The Process' Winter Use Goals are fairly positive and would accommodate the modest growth in winter recreation as envisioned in the 1990 Plan. For example, one goal states that visitors should have a full range of winter use experiences and settings from highly developed to primitive. The desired...

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