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National OHV Group Supports Northern California Monument

July 10, 2015 4:01 PM
BRC’s, Don Amador, in Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Area

BRC’s, Don Amador, on Designated OHV Forest Service System Trail in Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Area.

POCATELLO, ID (July 10, 2015) - The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail based recreation group, supports President Obama's designation today of the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region as a National Monument.

BRC has worked in partnership with Tuleyome, a regional conservation group based in Woodland, California, Congressman Mike Thompson and Senator Barbara Boxer to assure the protection of the region's many natural resources and the recreational interest of the off road vehicle community. It has been an innovative, strong partnership between interest groups that have been adversaries in the past. BRC believes we have grown beyond those differences and have charted a new future starting with the trust and actions taken together on this project.

Don Amador, Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition, states, "I believe this particular instance creates a unique opportunity to create a 'win-win' Monument that will embody the principles espoused by even the staunchest opponents of Presidential authority. This proposal has been formed with meaningful input from diverse local stakeholders, and is supported by them."

"I believe this monument designation will improve economic opportunities for the local economies; increase coordination between federal agencies; provide well-managed recreation opportunities including casual and permitted off road vehicle activity on designated roads, trails and areas; safeguard the area's natural beauty, sensitive areas, wildlife and rare plants; and ensure the continued use and enjoyment of these lands for future generations," Amador concludes.


The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is a national non-profit organization that champions responsible recreation and encourages a strong conservation ethic and individual stewardship, while providing leadership in efforts to keep outdoor recreation alive and well -- all sports; all trails. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education and collaboration among recreationists.1-800-BLUERIB - www.BlueRibbonCoalition.Org.

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

BOISE, ID (May 31, 2016) -- 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.

November 23, 2015 3:16 PM
Associated Image

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.

November 23, 2015 10:38 AM

POCATELLO, ID (November 23, 2015) – Early last week, the BlueRibbon Coalition/ 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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