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New BRC Landuse Alert System

BRC is trying a new alert system and I wanted to share it with you as it combines several issues into one alert, with a link for more info to each state with an issue. You probably already know it, but if you want to SELECT what states you hear about, you can do that by signing up on our big blue map here: https://www.sharetrails.org/
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(MODERATORS; please forigive me for sending folks to other links on our BRC home page, but it was just too much info to post up here).

December 4, 2014
Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,
Due to large amount of land-use issues currently going on, we have combined everything into a National Land Use Update. Please review the below information to see if any of these planning efforts are in your area.
It is critically important for local OHV recreationists to attend these meetings and make site-specific comments on how the plans might impact continued use of motorized roads and trails in the project area.

Your comments and suggestions are reviewed by agency staff and can make a difference in what trails remain open. They also are an important part of the administrative record which then creates a nexus for BRC legal to enter the fight should legal action be necessary.
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ALASKA: Chugach National Forest Completes Phase I of Forest Plan Revision -- Phase I, Assessment, of the Chugach National Forest Plan Revision is now complete and available to the public. As the Forest moves into the next phase, Revision, the Assessment will be used to guide the scope of our plan revision, environmental impact statement. and a monitoring strategy.
Read more here:https://www.sharetrails.org/alerts/2...-plan-revision
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CALIFORNIA: Sierra NF Hosts Open House - Seeking Public Input for 2016 State OHV Funding Proposals -- The Sierra National Forest is requesting public input for the 2016 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) funding/proposal submission cycle by hosting an Open House on Thursday, December 11, 2015, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sierra National Forest Supervisors Office.
Read more here:
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MICHIGAN: Forest Service to Study Huron-Manistee National Forest Road System -- The U.S. Forest Service plans to study the risks and benefits for visitors and the environment associated with the road system on the Huron-Manistee National Forests. The analysis is part of the implementation of the 2005 Travel Management Rule.
Read more here
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NEVADA: BLM Carson City District Releases Draft RMP/EIS For Public Review -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is asking the public to review and comment on a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Carson City District. The 120-day comment period closes March 27, 2015.
Read more here
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NORTH CAROLINA: Comments Sought on Wilderness and Other Proposals by January 5 -- The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina is seeking public input on the draft proposals presented at public meetings this fall. In addition, the agency has posted its new online collaborative tool where people can post comments.
Read more here
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OREGON: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Provides More Time to Review Existing Condition Road Maps -- The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest announces that the public now has until March 31, 2015, to review the existing condition maps for the Forest and provide their corrections.
Read more here

OREGON: Umpqua National Forest Publishing EA for Travel Management Plan - Proposing a System of Roads, Trails & Areas Available for Motor Vehicle Use -- The Umpqua National Forest is taking the next step towards complying with a 2005 Travel Management Rule by publishing an environmental assessment (EA) on the motorized roads, trails and areas within the boundaries of the national forest.
Read more here
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UTAH: BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Right-of-Way for Indian Creek ATV Trail -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Monticello Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing an application submitted by San Juan County for a right-of-way (ROW) for an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trail in the Indian Creek area.
Read more here
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WISCONSIN: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Road Study Deadline Extended -- The U.S. Forest Service is extending the deadline of the road system study on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The Forest Service has extended the public comment period to gather additional comments on how visitors use and view forest system roads.
Read more here
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The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is a national non-profit organization that champions responsible recreation and encourages a strong conservation ethic and individual stewardship, while providing leadership in efforts to keep outdoor recreation alive and well -- all sports; all trails. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education and collaboration among recreationists. The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season is here. Federal employees, please mark BlueRibbon Coalition and Check #11402 on your CFC pledge form to support our efforts to protect your access. Join us at 1-800-BLUERIB - www.BlueRibbonCoalition.Org
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