BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding the Rattlesnake Mountain OHV Trails project.

The San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF) is pleased to announce the availability of the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Rattlesnake Mountain OHV Trails project. The Forest Service is seeking public comments on this proposal for 30 calendar days; comments must be received by December 16, 2015.

The Rattlesnake Mountain OHV Trails EA evaluates the environmental consequences of the proposal to designate off highway vehicle (OHV) routes and to close/restore unauthorized routes in the Rattlesnake Mountain and Big Pine Flat areas of the SBNF.

Suwanee, Ga.
– Omix-ADA recently announced it will continue grant funding for its popular Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program for the 2016 calendar year. The program makes grants of up to $5,000 available to organizations helping to advance the off-road hobby.

– Since Polaris launched its T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program in 2006, the company has donated more than $1.7 million to ATV and ORV clubs, associations and grassroots groups across the United States to ensure the future of safe, legal and accessible ATV riding. This past September, Polaris awarded its 200th grant, highlighting the breadth of the program and the extent of its impact on the riding community.

If you want to get your hands on the new Wrangler Red Rock Concept vehicle, you get better do so quickly. Along with a new Ram Rebel X truck concept, FCA yesterday unveiled a new concept Jeep Wrangler that pays homage to one of the coolest off-road locations in the world – and there will only be 50 of the Wranglers made!

Magellan-eXplorist-TRX7-10-26-15 Santa Clara, CA – Magellan recently unveiled its new off-road vehicle navigation solution, the eXplorist TRX7, for the 4×4 and Powersports vehicle consumer markets at the AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida. Designed specifically for the off-roading enthusiast, this navigation device offers improved driver safety, a superior user experience including detailed 3D maps and community generated trail data, all at an exceptional value right out of the box.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding the Santa Fe National Forest Draft Assessment in New Mexico. More info is below.

The Santa Fe National Forest will release its Draft Assessment document on October 20, 2015.  As part of its release of the draft Assessment, the Forest Service has announced a series of ten meetings to let you propose changes and additions to the draft Assessment. These ten Need-for-Change meetings will be held between October 26, 2015, and November 17, 2015. In addition, the Forest Service will host a one day Symposium on the Draft Assessment. The symposium is slated for October 23, 2015, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

ORBA-Logo-10-8-15The United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) and the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) have agreed to a formal arrangement that will allow the groups to coordinate policy as they strive to work together to protect access to lands, roads and trails for off-road enthusiasts. The groups have often collaborated in the past at the national level on projects of common interest. The new arrangement will enable the two national organizations to cooperate more closely to create a stronger approach to advocating for increased access to motorized recreation on public and private land.

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!