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U.S. Forest Service Announces Closure of Upper Tellico OHV Trails System
Asheville, NC, Oct 14, 2009 - The US Forest Service announced today that it is permanently closing the Upper Tellico OHV trail system in order to correct serious erosion problems in the Upper Tellico River watershed in Cherokee County, NC.

Wyoming Court Strikes Roadless Rule, Blasts Forest Service
CHEYENNE, WY (August 13, 2008) - The Clinton-Gore 2001 Roadless Rule suffered another death in its phoenix-like existence as U.S. District of Wyoming Judge Clarence Brimmer yesterday issued a 102 page decision declaring the Rule illegal and enjoining its implementation throughout the U.S. Forest Service System.

Save Tellico Now - Before There Is Nothing Left To Save
On Thursday, May 22, 2008, The Southern Four Wheel Drive Association (SFWDA) along with United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) and the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) filed suit in US District Court Western District of North Carolina against the US Forest Service to restore access to improperly closed off-highway recreation trails located in the Upper Tellico Off-highway Vehicle (OHV) Area in North Carolina.

Recreation Groups Respond to Threats to Motorized Recreation in Southern California Forests Lawsuit
SACRAMENTO, CA (May 21, 2008) - The California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs led a coalition of recreational access groups seeking to enter the latest lawsuit challenging motorized recreation in California.

The "Collaborative Process" for Access Issues
Collaboration (the collaborative process) is getting more and more popular with government agencies stuck with tough political decisions involving public lands.

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed OHV Route for Lakeview Ranch
Spokane, WA (April 24, 2008)- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on a proposal to designate a 10-mile route for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use on public land in the Lake View Ranch area, northwest of Odessa, WA.

BLM Announces Revisions to NEPA Handbook
April 24, 2008 - The Bureau of Land Management today announced new guidance designed to make its environmental reviews more effective and efficient.

United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) and Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area
April 9, 2008 - There are two activities happening at Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area (Cape Hatteras) effecting off-road vehicle (ORV) use.

Forest Service Travel Management Survey
The BlueRibbon Coalition has teamed up with several national OHV organizations to develop a survey designed to help get a better understanding of how the Travel Management process is unfolding on the Forests you access with your OHV. Even if you are unaware of this process, please proceed with the survey, as that information is useful as well.

Eldorado National Forest Releases Long-awaited Travel Plan
PLACERVILLE, CA (April 1, 2008) - The Eldorado National Forest has released its Travel Management Plan, which is one of the first final decision documents promulgated in California under the Forest Service's Travel Management Rule. The new decision, signed by Forest Supervisor Ramiro Villalvazo on March 31, follows a tumultuous history of planning, controversy and litigation.

OHV Access and Potential Loss of Opportunity are Themes at Congressional Town Hall Meeting
SAN DIEGO, CA (March 24, 2008) - Loss of off-highway vehicle access to popular federal recreation sites in Southern California was the main theme at a town hall meeting hosted by Congressman Duncan Hunter at Cuyamaca College on the outskirts of San Diego.

San Juan Public Lands Center to Hold Public Meetings on Draft Plan Revision
The San Juan Public Lands Center released their Draft Land Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on December 14, 2007 for a 90-day comment period. The Forest Service (FS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host a series of public meetings during February and March to present and discuss the Plan Revision.

Kaibab National Forest To Close Due To Fire Danger
Williams, AZ (July 10, 2007) - In order to prevent human-caused fires, the Kaibab National Forest will close to public access at 8 a.m. Friday (July 13, 2007) unless significant, widespread precipitation is received across the forest. Four developed campgrounds - Kaibab Lake, Cataract Lake, Ten-X and DeMotte - will remain open with fire restrictions in effect.

Forest Service Proceeds with Apache-Sitgreaves Forest Plan Revision
SPRINGERVILLE, AZ (July 10, 2007) - The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests will move forward with revising the forest plan while complying with a recent court order.

Guide to Responsible Four-Wheeling
Responsible four-wheeling means doing everything within your power to drive safely, courteously, and carefully. It means taking care of yourself and the land you ride on. Read more

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