Sacramento, CA; July 17, 2012: On behalf of off-road motorized recreational users of the Tahoe National Forest, attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation today sued the federal government for illegally closing off more than 800 miles of roads and trails that have been used for decades by the public for environmentally responsible off-road motorized recreation, access to camping and fishing, and to assist in the prevention of forest fires. Read the rest of this entry »
POCATELLO, ID (November 9, 2011)–The BlueRibbon Coalition has been asked to testify before Congress regarding three of the most important issues affecting access and recreation on lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
DENVER, CO (October 24, 2011)–Recreation access advocates expressed disappointment with the recent decision of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstating the 2001 Roadless Rule. That decision was issued on October 21, 2011 by a three-judge panel over eighteen months after the case was argued. Their 120-page opinion disagreed with the Wyoming district court, emphasizing the procedural low bar that the Forest Service cleared under laws like the National Environmental Policy Act. The 2001 Rule was issued in the waning days of the Clinton administration and is considered by many to be the brainchild of preservationist special interests channeled through former vice president named Al Gore. Read the rest of this entry »
BFGoodrich Tires honored the Dusy-Ershim OHV Trail in Sanger, Calif., over the weekend as one of the 2011 Outstanding Trails. For the first time ever, fans in the off-road community were given the power to vote for their favorite off-road trail, and Dusy-Ershim came out on top. Read the rest of this entry »
Want to be identified as one of the Cool Kids on Pirate? Now you can have all the same benefits as a Red Star Member and donate to Blue Ribbon Coalition. Pirate 4×4.com has recently launched it’s “Blue Star” program which donates $10.00 to the Blue Ribbon Coalition with your Pirate membership. Read the rest of this entry »
Congressional Subcommittee comes to Sacramento to hear from OHV Leaders -
County Officials and Forest Service Officials among others about Trail Closures and other important issues facing OHV use. Among the panelist were Supervisor Jack Sweeney from Eldoado County, and Sheriff Greg Hagwood, who publicly refuses to enforce the Forest Service’s New Travel Management Plan in Plumas County. Watch the Video of the hearing and learn about how we can take back our Forests! Read the rest of this entry »