ORBA-Logo-10-8-15Editor’s Note: The Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) sent over this note today regarding the creation of five new OHV area in California. Check out the note below.

A SAN-supported bill, the “California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation, and Conservation Act” (HR 3668), has been introduced in the U.S. Congress to create five new National Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Areas in the California Desert (Spangler Hills, El Mirage, Rasor, Dumont Dunes, and Stoddard Valley) in addition to designating Johnson Valley as a National OHV Recreation Area and expanding it by nearly 20,000 acres.

Please contact your U.S. Representative Immediately to Request Support for HR 3668

Greeley, Colo.
– Tread Lightly!, Noble Energy, Inc. and the U.S. Forest Service recently celebrated the completion of three priority Restoration for Recreation projects implemented this year on the Pawnee National Grassland, near the community of Greeley, Colorado. The final project was held at the Baker Draw Designated Shooting Area, where volunteers cleaned and improved the popular public space with new permanent shade structures.

If you think traversing the backcountry in a full-equipped Jeep will cost you your first-born child, think again—this 2015 4-door Wrangler JK could be yours for the price of a fu-fu mocha. Each year, the California Four Wheel Drive Association (CAFWDA) fits a new Jeep with the newest high-tech equipment…and gives it away!

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding an OHV open house for the Wayne National Forest. See below for more details.

OHV riders and community members are invited to come and discuss the past, present and future of the OHV Trail systems on the Ironton Ranger District, which include the Hanging Rock, Pine Creek and Superior OHV Systems.


POCATELLO, ID – We’ve all heard it said before, “Once a trail is closed it’s never reopened.” This isn’t always true.

The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) in conjunction with the BLM Field Office in Pocatello, ID, is pleased to announce the reopening of Trail 956 in the Deep Creek Range of Southern Idaho after over a decade of being off limits to motorized use.

Salt Lake City, Utah
 — In an effort to proactively protect recreation access and opportunities by supporting Tread Lightly!, a variety of companies within the outdoor recreation industry have donated more than 50 items to the nonprofit organization Tread Lightly! for its Seventh Annual Charity Auction. The auction went live today and runs through August 10.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition is asking for comments from OHV enthusiasts regarding the Ten Lakes Travel Management Project in Montana. See below for more info.

The Fortine Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest has developed a proposed action for the Ten Lakes Travel Management Project. The project area is located north and east of Eureka, Montana and includes 64,177 acres. The project boundary contains the Ten Lakes Wilderness Study Area (WSA).

Proposed activities include designation of over-snow motorized use areas and non-winter trail management. There are two proposed seasons of motorized over-snow vehicle travel. Season One (December 1 – March 31) would allow travel on over 36,000 acres and approximately 12.5 miles of designated over-snow motorized vehicle routes. Season Two (April 1 – May 31) would allow travel on over 4,000 acres and approximately 32.9 miles of designated over-snow motorized vehicle routes. Non-winter trail management proposals include designating trails that allow hiking, stock, or mechanized use.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over information on the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project in Wyoming.

The Forest Service is seeking input on the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project. The project area encompasses approximately 210,000 acres of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests in the Snowy Range portion of the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. All proposals are located in Carbon County, WY, east of Saratoga. The project area boundary is the Laramie Ranger District to the south and east and the Forest boundary to the north and west. The legal description is T14-19N R79-82W, 6th principal meridian.

ORBA-Logo-8-8-12The federal government owns nearly 57% of the land in Utah. How that land is designated and managed has been a source of contention, uncertainty and lawsuits for decades. Since 2012, Rep. Rob Bishop and Rep. Jason Chaffetz have been leading an effort to bring all the stakeholders together to reach agreement on a final status for the land. Eight counties in eastern Utah are now participating in the “Utah Public Lands Initiative” (PLI). Grand County and Moab are a focal point. To follow is the current status.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: BlueRibbon Coalition is asking for help regarding input from OHV enthusiasts regarding a huge chunk of land in Northern Nevada. More information can be found below.

April 27, 2015, is the deadline for public comments on the Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS) for the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices.

Once finalized, the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices’ RMP will provide management direction for almost 5 million acres of public land in northern Nevada.