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Collaboration, Partnerships, And Education Key At Trail Workshop

November 04, 2013 10:21 PM
Dirt Bike School Students Prepare to Take Post Graduation Trail Ride

Dirt Bike School Students Prepare to Take Post Graduation Trail Ride.

STONYFORD, CA (November 4, 2013) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail-based recreation group, hosted an OHV in-the-field educational workshop for government agency staff in Northern California. The 2013 Ranger Ride and Campout was held at the Stonyford OHV Area on the Mendocino National Forest from October 29-November 1.

During the 1990s, BRC partnered with the Forest Service, BLM, California OHV Division, and other stakeholders to host Ranger Rides for trail professionals, line-officers, and resource specialists. These events often had modules that included live trail construction demonstrations, riding lessons, and trail rides to review the OHV management prescription for that unit or to discuss related topics. This year's event was a revived version of that concept.

Recreation Staff Officer, Brenda Tracy,  for the Shasta Trinity National Forest Takes 1st SxS Ride

‬Recreation Staff Officer, Brenda Tracy, from the Shasta Trinity National Forest, Takes 1st SxS Ride.‪

‬The Ranger Ride was attended by the BLM, California Conservation Corps, Forest Service, and the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVRD) of California State Parks. A certified coach from the Dirt Bike School taught a class of new riders. One of those students was OHMVRD's Deputy Director, Chris Conlin.

Don Amador, Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition, states, "I think this year's event highlighted the importance of these on-the-ground collaborative workshops. Sharing new ideas about trail management and discussing them in the field or around the campfire is very productive. I look forward to partnering with agency staff on next year's ride."

New Off-Road Motorcyclists Prepare to Take Dirt Bike School Class

‬New Off-Road Motorcyclists Prepare to Take Dirt Bike School Class.‪

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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists. The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season is here. 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 or http://archive.sharetrails.org.

May 31, 2016 3:24 PM
Some of the many historic OHV routes in the Pine Nut Mountains

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.

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November 23, 2015 3:16 PM
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MISSOULA, MT (November 23, 2015) --Various organizations, led by the Ten Lakes Snowmobile Club, have filed a lawsuit challenging U.S. Forest Service planning efforts on the Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle National Forests.  The complaint, filed on November 12, 2015, in federal court for the U.S.

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November 23, 2015 10:38 AM

POCATELLO, ID (November 23, 2015) – Early last week, the BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org joined with other recreation groups in a letter sent to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in support of a balanced approach to managing public lands as part of the Moab Master Leasing Plan.

The letter addressed to BLM serves as formal comments from OHV stakeholders.  It also represents an effort between motorized and non-motorized recreation groups working together for the protection of outdoor recreation resources on public lands.

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