BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this note today regarding public input for the Ochoco National Forest in Oregon. See more info below.

The Ochoco National Forest is seeking public input on the draft plan for a proposed 130-mile Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail system, known as the Ochoco Summit Trail System Project.

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Badlands Off-Road Adventures will be sponsoring a Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WFA) two-day class in April.  We engage a professional medical instructor from Wilderness Medical Associates, the certifying agency.

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The BlueRibbon Coalition reports that the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Eagle Lake Field Office is accepting public suggestions and comments regarding management needs and projects that would benefit off-highway vehicle recreation on public lands.

The field office staff will use the comments to develop a preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off- Highway Motor Vehicle Division.


Presented by Yeti Coolers, Lost and Found: Baja is a new video by Dana Brown that looks to capture the experience of four friends who embark on a trip down the Baja California Peninsula in search of a good time. For this film Brown would track the exploits of his On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter star Carlin Dunne, as Dunne headed to Cabo San Lucas with buddies Marcus Boyle, Mike Claytor and Baja 1000 veteran Mark Daniels. Boyle and Claytor had never ridden Baja prior to the making of the film, so were truly in for a unique adventure.

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For those of you planning a trip Johnson Valley this summer, you might want to follow up with a meeting occurring in early April. BlueRibbon Coalition relayed today that representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a Resource Management Group meeting about land use in the Johnson Valley area at the Lucerne Valley Community Center, April 2, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Inyo National Forest and the Bishop Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold an open house February 11, 2016, to gather ideas from the public for requesting off-highway vehicle grant funds.

The informal open house will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Forest Service/BLM office, 351 Pacu Lane, Bishop.

Interested citizens are invited to drop in at any time during the open house. Representatives from the two agencies will be available to answer questions about potential grants and to receive ideas about the types of projects and other opportunities to be funded through the grants.

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Editor’s Note: The Trail Political Action Committee (TPAC) is helping to inform off-road enthusiasts about political decisions and their impact on access. See their below news letter regarding TPAC support.

Dear OHV Voter,

Our motto at the Trail Political Action Committee is All Trail Decisions are Political Decisions.  The continued efforts by anti-motorized political forces to ban or restrict trail use are the best argument for why OHVers (that means YOU) must get involved in the election process.

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Over the past summer, after receiving suggestions from OHV users, the Forest Service in Lake Tahoe began a dialogue with local agencies, interest groups and individuals about the quality of OHV experiences and how to maintain our OHV trails within the Tahoe Basin. Improving OHV signing, parking for trailers and involving the OHV community in the planning, management and maintenance of trails were top priorities identified as a result of the dialogue.

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Destination Polaris is back for 2016. Celebrate the New Year by tuning into Destination Polaris on the Fox Sports Networks. The new season kicked off January 3 and will continue through September.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this note on the extended comment period for the BSSG. See the details below on how you can comment.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the comment period 30 days on potential changes to the Proposed Plan as set forth in the Greater Sage Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (BSSG) Forest Plan Amendment/Final Environmental Impact Statement. The United States Forest Service (USFS) was the lead agency for preparing the environmental impact statement (EIS) and land use plan amendment (LUPA). The BLM, a cooperating agency, is proposing to amend the Carson City District Office Consolidated Resource Management Plan (RMP) and the Tonopah Field Office RMP based on the analysis in this EIS. Public comments will now be accepted through January 15, 2016.