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Sage Grouse National Sub-Committee Formed

January 27, 2014 7:59 PM
Sage Grouse

For more Sage Grouse background and information, click HERE.

POCATELLO, ID (January 27, 2014) The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) has formed and is hosting a national sub-committee to deal with strategies, comment process and public input on the Sage Grouse (habitat, possible listing, and OHV and outdoor recreational access). BRC's Don Amador is chairing the committee. Sage Grouse efforts will be coordinated with the North American Motorized Recreation Council (NAMRC) and other interested groups.

The committee will help states, counties, associations, and general public formulate substantive comments and public input to help guide this hugely significant issue affecting responsible recreation in several western states. BRC will follow the sub-committee model much like the efforts to Save Johnson Valley (and The Hammers).

BRC suggests that anyone wishing to participate in the sub-committee should first study up on this complicated issue. Here is a link to a good starting point on the Advocacy Pages of the BRC website: http://archive.sharetrails.org/public-lands/10-state-sage-grouse-planning. Then contact Don Amador with your interest using brdon@sharetrails.org.

Don hosted the first conference call on Friday, January 24th with a powerful force of land-use leaders dialing in to kick off the initial strategies and ideas. BRC will keep you posted as national efforts progress on this important topic that will affect a myriad of outdoor recreational activities.

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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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