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Alabama’s Cheaha Trail Riders creating riding opportunities
National Park Service to consider new park in W.Va.
N. Arizona - S. Utah
BLM plans to re-vegetate areas along Agua Fria damaged by OHV use; seeks comments
Yesterday, BRC's Action Alert subscribers were notified of a Wilderness bill proposed by Douglas County:
NEVADA-Douglas County Proposing Burbank Canyons as Wilderness in Conservation Bill
Today's newsclips have info on public meetings where you can learn more and make your voice heard...
Open houses on Douglas County Conservation Bill set for December
N. Idaho / Montana
There will be more news on this soon...
Forests adopt standards for motorized access to grizzly habitat
Forests plan to restrict access to help grizzlies
Timber company looks to swap Upper Lochsa land with U.S. Forest Service
Longtime Superior National Forest chief to retire
Vail Daily letter: Off-road trails at risk
Feds offer public land to Pitkin, Eagle counties
They may not know it, but those equestrians in the photo within the story below aren't likely to be happy with additional regulations that a NPS will bring to livestock use!
Congress to decide between Park Service or Forest Service
Off-roaders decry loss of access
Meeting will help public ID illegal ATV use
In our last newsclip, we made a pithy comment regarding an editorial that claimed the Wasatch Range Recreation Access Enhancement Act would “remove protection.” We called that “The Big Lie.”
“The bill would remove protection... “
The big lie. Whenever you read something like that, your BS-O-Meter should be pegged in the red zone. Environmental activists use this old saw all the time. To them, any acre that isn't designated as a federal Wilderness area is open for destruction. But don't worry... the general public is catching on.
Four members of Utah's Congressional delegation chimed in, and--sure enough--confirmed that the bill will NOT remove protection from these lands.
Second, the bill requires the secretary of Agriculture to follow guidelines established in the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act and other applicable laws.
Check out the entire response:
Superior National Forest chief to retire
Montana outdoors group is actually a stealth Democratic attack dog
Sad news from Vermont. We'll have more on this issue in the coming weeks...
Vermont yanks rule letting ATVs on state land
ATVs won't be automatically allowed on state lands, Vermont decides
Sleeping Giant pushing for zip line, other summer activities
Sen. Kay Hagan cosponsors bills for public land protection
Colville Forest OKs South End motor vehicle plan
BONUS! -- BRC Land Use University
Wording Matters: Conservation vs. Preservation