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A Message From BRC's Director of Operations

November 20, 2013 3:56 PM
Del Albright
Del Albright
Interim Director of Operations
Blue Ribbon Coalition

It is an honor to be serving as your interim Director of Operations, BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC). Stacie (my wife) and I have dedicated ourselves to land use and BRC for over 10 years. Land use and outdoor writing have been in my blood for over 30 years. I believe in and am committed to everything the BRC stands for - the freedoms we enjoy in this country; the access we treasure for all sports and all people; the need for national grassroots representation like we get from BRC; and the God-given right to enjoy the heritage left behind by our forefathers and those who have defended the USA, from our beginnings as a nation to today.

With the help of the Board of Directors, fellow contractors and staff, BRC will be making some changes and reshaping the way we fight our land use battles. My role will be to lead BRC until the Board is ready to hire a permanent Executive Director. We want to make sure we give that person a nice, shiny penny!

My guiding principles have always been honesty, integrity, openness and commitment. I also believe one must be honorable by doing the right thing and serving the needs of those on the team.

Specifically, the Board of Directors and I plan to accomplish six short-term objectives: 1) to continue to build the strength of our legal program; 2) to find more ways to build collaboration and cooperation and to minimize conflicts  between groups and clubs; 3) to assist the BRC Marketing Committee in bringing back a print magazine (not sure of the frequency yet) so that our members have BRC in their hands -not just on their screens; 4) to capitalize on the political savvy of our full time professionally staffed organization; 5) to "rock" the social networks and be an integral part of those who love Tweets, Likes, Posts and Pics; and 6) to ensure our members have all the information they desire and need about land use, saving trails and the operations of BRC.

Please share with me your suggestions, help and input.  You can reach me thru the BRC message center or "hit" me on Facebook.

The Board and I hope you will stand with us right now by joining or renewing, and donating, so that together we can continue to build BRC into the national umbrella of land use.  Help us continue to be the grassroots fighting machine that is the "big-dog on the porch"!

Del Albright
Interim Director of Operations
Blue Ribbon Coalition

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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