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    COLORADO - Pike and San Isabel NF Officials Release DEIS for Public Motor Vehicle Use

    Dear BRC members, supporters and action alert subscribers,

    Officials from the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Comanche and Cimarron National Grasslands (PSICC) have released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for public motor vehicle use. The Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register on Friday, September 20, 2019, initiating the formal 45-day public comment period that ends November 4, 2019.
    The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is part of the 2005 Travel Management Rule, requiring National Forests and Grasslands to designate roads, trails and areas that are open for motorized use. It offers five alternatives for a system of designated roads, trails and areas by class of vehicle and season of use. See the complete Forest Service News Release with more information.

    Forest officials will host four meetings for the public to review the alternatives, ask questions and learn how to submit comments.
    Community Date Time Location
    Salida Oct. 8, 2019 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Salida Steamplant
    220 West Sackett
    Salida, CO 81201
    Pueblo Oct. 9, 2019 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Pueblo Community College
    900 W. Orman Ave. Student Center, Room 234
    Pueblo, CO 81004
    Denver Oct. 10, 2019 6:00 PM-7:30 PM MindSpark Learning, West Room
    455 South Pierce Street
    Lakewood, CO 80226
    Colorado Springs Oct. 11, 2019 6:00 PM-7:30 PM S4 Inc. Center For Excellence
    1925 Aerotech Drive
    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80916













    Written comments must be submitted in person, through the online comment portal, or mailed to John Dow, PSICC Forest Planner, Travel Management, 2840 Kachina Drive, Pueblo, CO, 81008.
    Comments, including the names and addresses of respondents, will be part of the public record. Anonymous comments will be accepted and considered, but those submitting comments anonymously will not have standing to object to the final decision. Only those who commented during this process will be eligible to object the final decision. Comments should be clear and specific to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and must be submitted by November 4, 2019.
    The Draft Environmental Impact Statement can be found at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48214 under the "Analysis" tab.
    Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.
    Ric Foster
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    208-237-1008 ext. 2
    Sharetrails.Org/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. -
    https://sharetrails.org
    __________________________________________________ _____
    As a non-profit, grassroots organization funded primarily by membership dues and donations, we greatly appreciate your support. Visithttps://sharetrails.org/contribution-options/to help fund our efforts to protect your trails!
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    UTAH - Ashley NF Releases Notice of Intent for Forest Plan Revision
    Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,
    The Ashley National Forest has developed the preliminary draft version of its Land Management Plan (Proposed Plan) and are seeking review and comments. This preliminary draft is a long-term strategic plan for United States Forest Service land management and addresses how the Ashley intends to manage for the next two decades. The public review and comment period for these 4 documents will be from September 10, 2019 until November 8, 2019.
    Documents available for review and comment are:

    • Preliminary Need for Change
    • Proposed Land Management Plan
    • Potential Wilderness Evaluation Report
    • Wild & Scenic Rivers Eligibility Report

    All documents are available electronically on the Ashley National Forest website under Land & Resource Management, Planning page. You can open, view and comment by clicking on one or all of the documents. Commenters are encouraged to provide their information electronically so it can be shared and reviewed. The Forest Plan Revision website is https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ashley/landmanagement/planning.
    You may provide comments or contact the Forest Service Planning Team in any of the following ways:
    The preferred method to comment is online at our comment system here.
    By standard mail: Ashley National Forest, Attention: Forest Plan Revision, 355 North Vernal Avenue, Vernal, UT 84078-1703
    By email: [email protected]
    By phone: (435) 781-5118
    The Ashley National Forest will hold public meetings in conjunction with the public comment period. The dates, locations and times of the meetings are listed below.
    Forest Plan Revision Public Open Houses
    Date Location Details
    October 7, 2019
    5:00PM-7:00PM
    Green River, WY Sweetwater County Library
    300 North 1st East
    Green River, WY 82935
    October 8,2019
    5:00PM- 7:00PM
    Vernal, UT Uintah Conference Center Ballroom A & B
    313 East 200 South
    Vernal, UT 84078
    October 9, 2019
    5:00PM- 7:00PM
    Duchesne, UT Duchesne County Events Center
    60 West 400 South
    Duchesne, UT 84021
    October 10, 2019
    5:00PM- 7:00PM
    Manila, UT Daggett County Commission Chambers
    95 West 1st North
    Manila, UT 84046
    October 11, 2019
    2:30PM-4:30pm
    Salt Lake City, UT Salt Lake City Library
    210 East 400 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111

    The website provides information on commenting. If there are questions, please call the Forest Plan Revision team at (435) 781-5118, remember to leave your name and phone number
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ashley/landmanagement/planning
    Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.
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    Sharetrails.Org/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
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    https://sharetrails.org
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    As a non-profit, grassroots organization funded primarily by membership dues and donations, we greatly appreciate your support. Visithttps://sharetrails.org/contribution-options/to help fund our efforts to protect your trails!

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    Motor Vehicle Impact Statement

    The meeting on Oct. 8, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at the steam plant in Salida is very important to our riding privileges, there will also be discussion on the closure of part of the trails in lost canyon. Please attend this meeting if at all possible. The more of us that attend strengthens our point of view.
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    Pike and San Isabel National Forest Officials Release
    Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Public Motor Vehicle Use
    Forest officials aim to continue working with all citizens to designate a motor vehicle use system within the Forests that balances the needs of forest users with protecting the land

    PUEBLO, Colo., September 19, 2019 — Officials from the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Comanche and Cimarron National Grasslands (PSICC) today released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for public motor vehicle use. The Notice of Availability will publish in the Federal Register on September 20, 2019, initiating the formal 45-day public comment period that ends November 4, 2019.
    The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is part of the 2005 Travel Management Rule, requiring National Forests and Grasslands to designate roads, trails and areas that are open for motorized use. It offers five alternatives for a system of designated roads, trails and areas by class of vehicle and season of use. The alternatives reflect input from forest users, partners, and state and local governments.
    “Feedback on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement will help strengthen our analysis,” said Forest and Grassland Supervisor Diana Trujillo. “Hearing the voices of various forest users is extremely important to us. Our goal is to designate a motorized system that works for the public while caring for natural and cultural resources.”
    The alternatives address a range of concerns about resource impacts from motor vehicle use, reduced motorized access, and potential conflicts between motorized and non-motorized users. The five alternatives are summarized below.
    • Alternative A, Public Motorized Routes Prior to Settlement, is the Forest’s public motorized route system prior to the November 2015 settlement agreement.
    • Alternative B, Settlement Action Proposal, removes all roads and trails not previously analyzed as identified in the November 2015 settlement agreement. Alternative B reduces the Pike and San Isabel National Forest’s motorized network by 34 percent.
    • Alternative C, Proposed Action, emphasizes a safe and environmentally sound system of roads, trails and areas that allows for existing forest uses and access to private property. It decreases roads open to motor vehicle use by just under 11 percent and increases trails open by almost 22 percent. The 4 percent overall reduction in roads and trails specified under the proposed action aims to reasonably address and balance the expressed concerns of motorized users, non-motorized users and environmental groups.
    • Alternative D, Motorized-Recreation-Focused Proposal, emphasizes public motor vehicle use and recreation. This alternative combines parts of Alternative C with motorized routes proposed during public scoping. It proposes new motorized areas. Alternative D decreases motorized access by about 3 percent overall.
    • Alternative E, Non-Motorized-Recreation-Focused Proposal, emphasizes natural resource protection, habitat quality and non-motorized recreation while providing the least amount of public motor vehicle access across the forest. Alternative E decreases motorized access by just over 50 percent overall.

    The Travel Management Rule exempts the following from designation: aircraft, watercraft, and over-snow vehicles; use by the military, law enforcement, firefighters, and Forest Service for administrative activities; permitted special uses, such as livestock grazing, mining, logging, and collecting fuelwood, Christmas trees and other forest products; and access to pipeline and utility corridors, as well as access to private land.
    Forest officials will host four meetings for the public to review the alternatives, ask questions and learn how to submit comments.
    Community Date Time Location
    Salida Oct. 8, 2019 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Salida Steamplant
    220 West Sackett
    Salida, CO 81201
    Pueblo Oct. 9, 2019 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Pueblo Community College
    900 W. Orman Ave. Student Center, Room 234
    Pueblo, CO 81004
    Denver Oct. 10, 2019 6:00 PM-7:30 PM MindSpark Learning, West Room
    455 South Pierce Street Lakewood, CO 80226
    Colorado Springs Oct. 11, 2019 6:00 PM-7:30 PM S4 Inc. Center For Excellence 1925 Aerotech Drive
    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80916

    Written comments must be submitted in person, through the online comment portal, or mailed to John Dow, PSICC Forest Planner, Travel Management, 2840 Kachina Drive, Pueblo, CO, 81008.
    Comments, including the names and addresses of respondents, will be part of the public record. Anonymous comments will be accepted and considered, but those submitting comments anonymously will not have standing to object to the final decision. Only those who commented during this process will be eligible to object the final decision. Comments should be clear and specific to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and must be submitted by November 4, 2019.
    After considering the comments submitted, Forest officials will prepare a Final Environmental Impact Statement and designate a system of roads, trails and areas open for motor vehicle use by class of vehicle and season of use. The decision is expected to publish in the Federal Register in November of 2020.
    Six new motor vehicle use maps will be published for the Pike and San Isabel National Forests. These new maps will complement the two that already exist for the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands. All will be available free of charge.
    The Draft Environmental Impact Statement can be found at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48214 under the “Analysis” tab.


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    CALIFORNIA - Governor Vetoes AB1086 (Carnegie Expansion bill)
    Dear OHV Enthusiasts,
    BRC wants to join with our California partners, California Four Wheel Drive Association and AMA District 36, to thank all the men and women who stepped up to make a difference. Thank you for all your hard work and long hours doing comments, sending letters, making phone calls, attending meetings and just showing up. This is your Victory.
    On Friday, October 11, 2019 Governor Newsom vetoed the Assembly Bill 1086 (Carnegie Expansion bill).

    Thank you for all your hard work.
    Spencer Gilbert
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    Sharetrails.Org/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.- https://sharetrails.org

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    As a non-profit, grassroots organization funded primarily by membership dues and donations, we greatly appreciate your support. Visit https://sharetrails.org/contribution-options/ to help fund our efforts to protect your trails!

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    Dear Dean and Billie Jean,

    We are really excited to share with you what we are doing! BRC was grateful to be part of the team that encouraged a veto from California Governor Gavin Newsom in regards to the proposed disposition and sale of part of the revered Carnegie SVRA! We are working on a proposal, by locals in Oceano Dunes, California, to install sand walls to prevent the closure of the state's largest beach OHV park. Local groups like Freedom Ropes, Friends of Oceano Dunes and Dandi Offroad have worked for years to preserve this park.

    BRC's purpose and resources are being dedicated to support the legislative and organizational efforts of local groups that have a vested interest in fighting for their lands! We recently went to Washington DC to advocate for the re-authorization of the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). RTP was the work of AMA great Rob Dingman, BRC founder Clark Collins and others. We have always been most effective when we had strong capable partners. To be successful, we need AMA, SEMA, ORBA, ISMA, CORVA, UPLA and the rest!

    We applaud and support the efforts of groups like Cal4Wheel, Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Association, Red Rock 4-Wheelers, the Utah OHV Association and others, too numerous to count, who fight tirelessly to defend against local closures. As partners, we need to work together to open up acreage for all modalities, instead of just opposing closures. There is land aplenty, and we need to stand fearlessly and advocate for our righteous cause.

    When you look at our recent
    fundraiser, you can see how aggressive we have gotten. You know how hard we are working. We are asking for your help to move forward with our agenda. If you have already donated to the Fall Fundraiser, you have our sincerest thanks, and if you are still considering whether to donate or not, then take another look, pick an issue, send us a check or better yet click the donate button below and help us get this done!


    Sincerely,





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    ARIZONA - FS Announces Additional Public Meetings on Revised Motorized Travel Management Plan
    Greetings BRC Action Alert Subscribers,
    The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are holding additional public meetings for those interested in commenting on the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Revised DEIS) for the Public Motorized Travel Management Plan in Apache, Coconino, Greenlee, and Navajo Counties on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The Revised DEIS describes all alternatives in detail and more information, including all project links, can be found in the Travel Management Project Home Page.
    These meetings during the comment period are to share information on the Revised DEIS, answer questions, and discuss how to comment on this project. Our open house meetings will provide a self-guided setting where the public can browse the information. Subject matter experts will also be on-hand to answer questions. Please feel free to join us at any time during the public participation opportunities listed below.
    Public Meeting Schedule
    Wednesday - October 23, 2019
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    Alpine Community Center
    12 County Road 2061
    Alpine, AZ 85920

    Thursday - October 24, 2019
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Heber-Overgaard Fire District
    2061 Lumber Valley Road
    Overgaard, AZ 85933

    For additional information, questions and requests regarding this action, including requests for a hard copy of the Revised DEIS, please contact the travel management hotline at 928-333-6267 or send an email to [email protected]. If you haven't provided comments already, see the link below for letter with information and instructions on how to provide comments.
    20190829_ASTMRCommentPeriod_FinalCoverLetter.pdf
    TMP FLYER - Public Mtgs (revised 10-17-19).pdf
    Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.
    Ric Foster
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    Sharetrails.Org/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
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    As a non-profit, grassroots organization funded primarily by membership dues and donations, we greatly appreciate your support. Visithttps://sharetrails.org/contribution-options/to help fund our efforts to protect your trails!

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    Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

    MIC, SVIA, ROHVA, and other members of the Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) have been working diligently with Senate and House staff to ensure continued funding of the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) and to hopefully increase the amount supporting recreational trails. To that end, we are active on three fronts:

    1. Reauthorization of the RTP bill in the 2020 Transportation Reauthorization Bill
    2. Continued funding for the RTP program
    3. Getting our fair share of recreation gas tax money back for the RTP

    Robert Adler named Acting Chairman of the CPSC

    On Oct. 1st, Robert (Bob) Adler became the Acting Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Adler was appointed by a majority vote of the CPSC Commissioners to assume the role of Acting Chairman. This change was precipitated former Chair Ann Marie Burkle’s term expired at the end of September. Burkle had been serving as the commission’s acting chairwoman since February 2017, and decided to withdraw her pending nomination. She planned to step down as acting chairwoman on Sept. 30th and depart the agency on Oct. 27th.
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    Appropriators Assert Authority over Proposed BLM Move

    On July 16th in a letter to Congress the Department of Interior announced a proposal to relocate the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s headquarters to Colorado and stated it had $5.6 million on hand to begin the transition in fiscal 2019. The letter was met with significant opposition by some in Congress who vowed to oppose the relocation.
    BEA Releases Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation

    Last month the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the first-ever state-by-state data analyzing the economic impact of the outdoor recreation industry on each state. According to the report, nationally the U.S. outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.2 percent of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP), had a $778 billion economic impact, and accounted for 5.2 million jobs in 2017. They also provided individual state data which can be found here; https://apps.bea.gov/regional/orsa/stateMap.cfm.
    New Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary Nominee

    On Sept. 30th, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Katharine MacGregor to be the Department of the Interior’s new Deputy Secretary. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt welcomed the announcement.
    Senate to Hold Hearings on Outdoor Recreation Bills

    On Sept. 19th, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forest and Public Lands held a hearing on H.R. 3458, the Recreation Not Red Tape Act (RNR Act) and H.R. 3879, the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act (SOAR). The panel included members from the outdoor community and representatives from Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    USFS Maintenance Backlog

    H.R. 1225, Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act has picked up momentum as was passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee on June 26th. It is currently awaiting floor activity in the House. The bill, introduced by Rep. Bishop (R-UT) states that, funds could not exceed $1.3 billion for any fiscal year and would be equal to 50% of all energy development revenues due and payable to the United States from oil, gas, coal, alternative or renewable energy development on Federal land.
    Department of Interior Annual Designation Program

    The department of the Interior is currently taking nominations for the National Recreation Trails (NRT) designation. There are two procedures for applying for the NRT designation, depending on whether the trail is on land administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or any other land. The application process is for trails on state, local, or private land, or, on federal land (outside the U.S. Department of Agriculture). If the trail is on National Forest, National Grassland, or other land managed by the Department of Agriculture, see the USDA application process. Allowable uses under the NRT designation include; off-road recreation vehicles such as motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATV’s and four-wheel drive vehicles.
    USFS Proposes Exemption of Tongass National Forest from Roadless Rule

    The United States Forest Service (USFS) is seeking public comment on the proposed rule and draft environmental impact statement offering alternatives to roadless management and a proposed Alaska Roadless Rule. If adopted, the proposed rule would exempt the Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule. The Secretary of Agriculture is expected to make a final decision by June 2020.


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    WASHINGTON - Submit Comments on Road Usage Charge Plan
    Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,
    Today, November 15, 2019, is the deadline to comment on Washington State Transportation Commission's preliminary recommendations on the Washington Road Usage Charge.
    For background, the Transportation Commission is studying replacing a gas tax with a charge based on mileage driven. The Commission is currently accepting comments on their recommendations. The current gas tax allocates funding for NOVA - a program designed to protect recreational roads and trails. The recommendations for the Road Usage Charge do not address what would happen to the NOVA fund if the gas tax was replaced.
    By clicking the link you will be taken to a one question survey. Off-road enthusiasts should take 2-3 minutes to respond to this survey and ensure that our voices are considered in this process. In your comment you can request that the Commission ensure that funding sources of Off-highway uses should not be jeopardized by the change in tax revenue collection methods.
    Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact ST/BRC.
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    House Holds Hearing on Removing Alaska’s Tongass National Forest Roadless Protections

    On Nov. 13th the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a hearing regarding the administration’s proposal to lift the roadless area protections in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The proposal by the administration aims to exempt all 9.2 million acres of inventoried roadless areas from restrictions that prevent the building of roads, timber harvests and other activities. The subcommittee was largely split along party lines, but the sentiment from the panelists was that they have no interest in lifting the roadless protections. The panelists were concerned about the negative impact on the salmon industry, as the region is the largest salmon producer in the world. Additional logistic and economic concerns included power, communications, mining, development and broadband communications.
    Senate Committee Passes Bill to Address USFS Maintenance Backlog

    On Nov. 19th the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a committee mark up on several legislative bills before the committee. One of those bills was S. 500, the Restore Our Parks Act. The legislation sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and co-sponsored by Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), establishes a dedicated fund from federal land oil and gas drilling revenues to address the approximately $5.2 billion maintenance backlog of the National Park Service. The measure which included an amendment by Sen. Michael Lee (R-UT) to provide a definition of the term “deferred maintenance,” passed out of committee 15-5.
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    BLM to Seek Comments on Winnemucca Sand Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan

    The Bureau of Land Management Humboldt River Field Office will be seeking public input during the development of the Winnemucca Sand Dunes (WSD) Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP). The RAMP will address items like recreation, visitor services, long-term goals and maintenance. In an effort to stay ahead of the curve, BLM recreation planners will make themselves available at the entrance of WSD through several weekends between November and December to collect input from the public to consider in the plan.
    Senate Holds Hearings on Recreational Bills

    On Oct. 31st the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on S. 1665, the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation (SOAR Act), sponsored by Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and S. 1967, the Recreation Not Red Tape Act, sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). Panelists included representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State University and the outdoor recreation community. The hearing was non-controversial as Committee members from both sides of the aisle were genuinely sympathetic to the issues affecting the outdoor recreation community.
    Congress Passes Stopgap Funding Bill

    On Nov. 18th Congress agreed to a Continuing Resolution (CR) H.R. 3055 which funds the federal government at Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 levels through Dec. 20th. The House passed the CR on a bipartisan 231 to 192 vote and the Senate by a vote of 74-20.


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    Dear Dean and Billie Jean,

    Over the weekend, we were threatened by the leader of another off-road group. I want to share the threat:

    "I shall be spending the next few weeks contacting every single one of your sponsor companies and organizations, at every level of industry, every single club that has an affiliation with BlueRibbon Coalition, and let them know that Mr. Gilbert, [myself], and the rest of BRC is specifically working to limit access to public lands, and how that will impact access and directly their sales."

    You're probably wondering what we did to motivate someone to want to go to so much time and effort to destroy our reputation and cause financial damages to our organization.

    Last week a group of 91 fringe environmental groups
    sent a letter to Interior Secretary Bernhardt asking him to remove William Perry Pendley from his position as director of the BLM. Many of the groups on this letter are the ones leading the fight to close access to the areas we love.

    After reading this letter, we thought it would be a good idea to write a letter supporting Interior Secretary Bernhardt and BLM Director Pendley. After all, the Trump Administration has been one of the friendliest towards maintaining or expanding access that we have ever worked with.


    It was because we wanted to make a public show of support for President Trump and his leadership team that this leader of an off-road group in northern Nevada decided to come after us. The individual who threatened us actually suggested we should add our name to the list of 91 anti-access groups calling for Pendley's removal. This person apparently thinks we support restricting access because we wouldn't join the Sierra Club, Western Watersheds Project, Great Old Broads for Wilderness and 88 other groups in condemning Pendley.

    You will notice that we didn't name this individual. This isn't about him. This is about something much bigger.

    We posted a video response to these threats on our Facebook page, and we hope you will take a minute to watch the video.

    Watch the video here http://bit.ly/brc-video-010720
    If you're sick of infighting amongst ourselves, we hope you'll watch and share this video.

    If you're sick of losing access, watch and share this video.

    If you're ready for a bigger, bolder vision of how we can better seize the opportunities before us and find ways to permanently protect our access, watch and share this video.

    If there is one attribute that unites us all, it is that we are adventurous. When we go exploring we connect to something bigger than ourselves - whether it's our families, our friends, or spectacular places - and we get closer to reaching our potential. This is something worth fighting harder for. This is something worth fighting smarter for. And this is something worth uniting for.

    We're ready for this adventure. We hope you will join us.



    Regards,




    Spencer Gilbert
    Executive Director
    BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails

    [email protected]

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    NEVADA - Navy Announces Fallon Range Modernization Final EIS Available for Public Comment Informational Meeting to be Held Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020
    Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,
    The U.S. Navy has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed modernization of the Fallon Range Training Complex, located in northern Nevada. The Final EIS is now available for the public to view.
    Informational Meeting
    Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Fallon Convention Center
    100 Campus Way
    Fallon, NV 89406
    The Navy will hold a public informational meeting following the release of the Final EIS. The meeting will include poster stations staffed by Navy representatives, a presentation starting at 6:00 p.m., and an opportunity for the public to provide oral comments. This public meeting is intended to update the public concerning the Navy's proposal, the analysis in the Final EIS, and planned monitoring and mitigation measures.
    The Navy's proposal to modernize the Fallon Range Training Complex would include:

    • Renewal of the Navy's current public land withdrawal.
    • Land range expansion through the additional withdrawal of public lands and acquisition of non-federal land.
    • Airspace expansion and modifications.
    • Upgrades to range infrastructure.

    The proposed modernization would provide training capabilities that are more realistic and are needed to meet changing aviation and ground training requirements, while maintaining the safety of local communities.
    The Navy is committed to keeping the public informed. The completion of the Final EIS follows years of research, analysis, and public involvement. The Navy held seven scoping meetings in 2016 and seven public meetings following the release of the Draft EIS in 2018 to provide information and obtain public input. The Final EIS includes Navy responses to public comments received during the Draft EIS public review and comment period.
    The Final EIS is now available for public viewing on the project website and at the following public libraries: Austin, Carson City, Churchill County, Crescent Valley, Downtown Reno, Eureka, Fernley, Gabbs Community, Mineral County, Pershing County, and Yerington. Regulations provide for a 30-day wait period after the Final EIS is published before the Navy can make any decision as to which if any of the action alternatives analyzed in the EIS would be selected.
    For more information about the EIS, visit www.FRTCModernization.com. The Navy appreciates your interest and participation in the environmental planning process.
    Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.
    Ric Foster
    Public Lands Volunteer
    BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails
    208-237-1008 ext. 2
    Sharetrails.Org/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.- https://sharetrails.org

    __________________________________________________ _____
    As a non-profit, grassroots organization funded primarily by membership dues and donations, we greatly appreciate your support. Visit https://sharetrails.org/contribution-options/ to help fund our efforts to protect your trails!

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    UTAH - BRC Comments on the San Rafael Desert Travel Management Plan DEIS
    Dear BRC members and Action Alert Subscribers,
    Yesterday the BlueRibbon Coalition submitted our comment for the San Rafael Desert Travel Management Plan Draft Environmental Analysis. As an intervening party in the settlement between multiple anti-access groups and the BLM, we have been actively monitoring the development of this plan. We have also been working with our partners from Sage Riders Motorcycle Club and Ride with Respect to ensure that the plan adopted by the BLM protects access for motorized recreation.
    Our executive director, Spencer Gilbert, and our policy director, Ben Burr, went to the BLM open house in Castledale, Utah to review the BLM plans and coordinate with local riding groups.
    We are already facing an uphill battle, since nearly 600,000 acres of prime riding areas were withdrawn through wilderness designations by the recently-passed Dingell Act. The San Rafael Desert is an area that will need to absorb the displaced OHV use that is no longer available due to wilderness designations. We made a strong case for the BLM to adopt Alternative D along with several modifications, which will all increase access.
    Not surprisingly, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance was promoting their efforts to create even more wilderness in this area.
    We believe the designation of 600,000 acres of wilderness in the area should more than satisfy the BLM's requirements to protect lands with wilderness characteristics. It is also worth noting that it is the job of the BLM to inventory land with wilderness characteristics - it isn't SUWA's job. The BLM completed this job back in the 1980s. The BLM should shift their focus now towards how they can help Utah communities like Green River and Hanksville realize the economic benefits that come from attracting OHV users to the area. A travel management plan that protects motorized recreation in the San Rafael Desert will be good for the nearby communities, it will be good for those of us wanting to explore this amazing area, and it will be good for the BLM to get back to the business of managing public land for all users instead of spending decades in litigation with environmental groups who move the goal posts on every play and are never satisfied.
    We appreciate the many members of the off-road community who participated with us in this process.
    You can read the comment we submitted here: http://bit.ly/BRC-SRD-DEA-Comment
    Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.
    Ben Burr
    Policy Director
    BlueRibbon Coalition
    [email protected]
    BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails (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.- https://sharetrails.org

    __________________________________________________ _____
    As a non-profit, grassroots organization funded primarily by membership dues and donations, we greatly appreciate your support. Visit https://sharetrails.org/contribution-options/ to help fund our efforts to protect your trails!

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    CALIFORNIA - UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING LAND USE IN THE JOHNSON VALLEY AREA
    USMC 2020/2021 Johnson Valley Shared Use Area Closure Dates

    Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,
    The Marine Corps will temporarily close the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area to the public beginning Thursday 30 April through Monday 11 May 2020 in order to conduct military training. The closure period will include the necessary time required to conduct pre- and post- inspections of the land with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Marine Corps will provide notification when the area is reopened for public access.
    The adjacent Johnson Valley Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area, managed by the BLM, will remain open to the public for recreation purposes during the closure of the Shared Use Area. Off-road enthusiasts can also enjoy the nearby Stoddard Valley OHV Open Area.
    As previously announced, the Marine Corps will close the Shared Use Area to the public to conduct military training during the additional following dates:
    * 30 October-09 November 2020
    * 30 April-10 May 2021
    * 29 October-08 November 2021
    For additional information, including a map of the area, please visit: https://www.29palms.marines.mil/ or contact the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Resource Management Group at 760-830-3737 or [email protected].
    As always, call or email if you have any questions or comments.
    Ric Foster
    Public Lands Volunteer
    BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails
    208-237-1008 ext. 2
    Sharetrails.Org/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.- https://sharetrails.org

    __________________________________________________ _____
    As a non-profit, grassroots organization funded primarily by membership dues and donations, we greatly appreciate your support. Visit https://sharetrails.org/contribution-options/ to help fund our efforts to protect your trails!


 
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