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  1. BRC Possible Changes to Table Mesa, Arizona Recreation Area Management Plan

    Table Mesa in Arizona just north of Phoenix, hosts a variety of recreation opportunity such as OHV trails, technical riding trails, camping, hiking trails, target shooting and access to the Agua Fria River. It’s a rugged portion of Arizona that truly has something for everyone. Clubs and groups...
  2. BRC BLM Proposing Forest Treatment: Environmentalists look to block project

    The Bureau of Land Management near Missoula, Montana is looking to perform routine forest management to protect the forest against the threat of catastrophic wildfire. Add your voice to support common sense management of public land: Full Briefing: Many people associate forest vegetation...
  3. BRC RELEASE: BlueRibbon Coalition Announces Release of Lost Trails Guidebook

    Pocatello, ID – Today BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) announced the release of the printed version of the Lost Trails Guidebook. The first volume of the Lost Trails Guidebook features 30 trails in Utah that are at risk of closure as part of an ongoing planning process from the Bureau of Land...
  4. BRC Together, We’ve Bent Over Backwards to Make an Impact for Lake Powell

    This has been a big year for our effort to influence management of Lake Powell and the hydrological system that is the lifeblood of so many communities in the West. But as we watched reservoir levels drop to startlingly low levels, it became clear that action was necessary. Longtime members of...
  5. BRC Twelve Days of Legal Updates| Day 3: Labyrinth Rims, UT

    This fall the Bureau of Land Management released a draft plan to close over 420 miles of world-class off-road routes near Moab in the area called Labyrinth Rims and Gemini Bridges. This was one of the most absurd proposals we’ve seen to close public land that is recognized as a premiere...
  6. BRC Twelve Days of Legal Updates| Day 4: SOUTH FORK WALLA WALLA, OR

    WHO WILL BUILD THE ROADS? Instead of building roads the Bureau of Land Management is indefinitely blocking homeowners from accessing their homes in Oregon. South Fork Walla Walla had experienced significant flooding. Portions of an access road that had been used for decades by the property...
  7. BRC Twelve Days of Legal Updates| Day 5: STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST, CA

    Legal Challenge to Stanislaus National Forest Snowmobile Plan We are partners with the Sierra Snowmobile Foundation in the most important legal challenge to affect snowmobiling since our fights to keep Yellowstone open for snowmobiles. This case continues to work its way through the courts in...
  8. BRC Twelve Days of Legal Updates| Day 6: Potential Recreational Changes for Flaming Gorge

    Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area spans the border of Wyoming and Utah. As one of the reservoirs in the Upper Colorado River Basin, the water it holds plays an integral role in not just recreation but water levels in other reservoirs as well. Flaming Gorge provides both OHV recreation and...
  9. BRC Twelve Days of Legal Updates| Day 9: Keep Massacre Rocks Open For Recreation

    Massacre Rocks, ID The off-road trails around Massacre Rocks near American Falls, Idaho were a favorite destination of Clark Collins, the late founder of BRC. In 2011, the BLM started a planning process that would close almost all of the routes in this area. In addition to closing the off-road...
  10. BRC Twelve Days of Legal Updates| Day 8: Dispersed Camping Closures

    Land Management agencies are increasingly working to close public land to open, free dispersed camping. BlueRibbon Coalition has continued to fight for your access to responsible dispersed camping experiences on public land for many years. Here are a couple camp sites we fought for this year...
  11. BRC Twelve Days of Legal Updates| Day 9: Black Canyon Corridor, Arizona

    Today (December 15) BlueRibbon Coalition filed an appeal to the Black Canyon Corridor Plan in Arizona. While BRC and allied groups were able to improve this plan to include several important rock crawling routes, the final plan still closed ~58% of the routes in the area. Just like we’re doing...
  12. BRC IMMEDIATE RELEASE: YELLOWSTONE OPEN FOR SNOWMOBILES

    December 15th Yellowstone National Park will open to Snowmobiles and Non-commercially Guide Snowmobile Access will be available! Dear Action Alert Subscribers, On December 15, 2022, all the main South, West, Northeast, and East gates will open to another season of snowmobile access to...
  13. BRC Twelve Days of Legal Updates| Day 10: Moab Noise Ordinance Case

    This year we have partnered with 11 ATV outfitters who are BRC Members in Moab to challenge oppressive ordinances passed by the local government to put them out of business and restrict motorized access to public roads in Moab. The OHV community in Utah was successful in passing new laws at the...
  14. BRC Twelve Days of Legal Updates| Day 11: Tonto National Forest Plan Objection

    Twelve Days of Legal Updates: Our Twelve Biggest Fights and Twelve Big Reasons to Support BlueRibbon Coalition this Giving Season In September 2022, the Tonto National Forest in Arizona released their final updated plan for the National Forest. The Arizona State Association of 4WD Clubs is a...
  15. BRC Twelve Days of Legal Updates | Day 12: NPS Addresses Lowe Water Levels at Lake Mead

    The National Park Service is requesting comments to address low water levels at Lake Mead in Nevada. The NPS is looking at three options for how they should manage marinas, campgrounds, and recreation infrastructure as they adjust to low lake levels. One should note that motorized access should...
  16. BRC Defend Lake Powell and Lake Mead: Don’t Let Bureau of Reclamation and National Park Service Close Our Reservoirs

    IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO READ THE FULL BRIEFING BEFORE YOU COMMENT. THIS ACTION ALERT FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE WILL SEND COMMENTS TO BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. THERE ARE CURRENTLY TWO PLANNING PROCESSES THAT ARE INTERRELATED, AND LAKE...
  17. BRC Help us Protect Aviation Access to Public Land In Grand County, Utah

    The Grand County Commission in Utah is proposing even more restrictions on the motorized community near and around Moab. On December 6, 2022 the Grand County Commission will continue their attacks on motorized outdoor recreation by proposing to amend Title 17 of the Grand County General...
  18. BRC Action Alert: Addressing Low Water Recreation in Lake Mead

    The National Park Service which manages Lake Mead has released its Sustainable Low Water Access Plan. We want the NPS to hear from recreation users and let them know the importance that recreation provides on Lake Mead, not just for entertainment but for natural and cultural resources as well as...
  19. BRC RELEASE: BlueRibbon Coalition Awarded grant from ISMA

    November 2, 2022: ISMA (International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association) awarded BlueRibbon Coalition a grant for $3,000.00. This grant helps fund our OSV Travel Planning and Educational Podcast, which can be listened to here: The advocacy work that BRC is involved in for public land...
  20. BRC UPDATE: The Future of Trails in Logandale, NV

    Logandale in Southern Nevada is seeing several plan proposals and changes that will affect the future of OHV use. Thanks to our members, in 2021 we submitted comments encouraging the BLM to protect current OHV access. This is a popular area for OHV use and events such as the Hump n Bump. The...
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