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Rugged Ridge Awards Grant To Support Recreational Access

November 20, 2013 12:20 AM
Dave Logan (Omix-ADA), Del Albright (BRC) & BRC Board member John Stewart.

Dave Logan (L) from Omix-ADA joins Del Albright and BRC Board member John Stewart at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

POCATELLO, ID (November 19, 2013) -- Omix-ADA/Rugged Ridge, a world-wide aftermarket manufacturer of Jeep parts has awarded a generous grant of $5000 to the BlueRibbon Coalition in support of responsible off-road related public land management practices and programs. The Rugged Ridge Trail Access Grant Program will help support the BRC mission to protect trail access on public lands nationwide.

Rugged Ridge, a division of Omix-ADA, the market-leader for aftermarket accessories for Jeeps, has created a new off-road grant program to promote and protect responsible OHV recreation on public lands. "We are happy to help organizations like BRC leverage this grant money into projects that will improve our trail access now and into the future," said Al Azadi, President/Owner of Omix-ADA.

"BRC will ensure this grant goes towards a legacy of trail access that will stand well into the future as we work on several issues of critical importance to full-size 4WD rigs," said Del Albright, Interim Director of Operations.  "Without the involvement of BRC and help from businesses like Omix-ADA, our access to 4WD trails would drop off the table, and we're not going to let that happen," Albright concluded.

John Parrinello, President, BRC added: "The support from this new grant program will ensure our ability to actively participate in these important issues.  Rugged Ridge and Omix-ADA are to be commended for their fiscal commitment to land use issues."

Link to Rugged Ridge Trail Access Grant Program
http://www.ruggedridge.com/index.php/webforms/index/index/id/3/

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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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