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    ACTION ALERT – Contact Your Senators about Infrastructure Bill

    We have been tracking the progress of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal in the U.S. Senate. This is a $1.5 trillion dollar spending package that impacts a wide range of issues. There are two amendments to this bill that our members and supporters need to be watching. RTP Funding We ask that...
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    BlueRibbon Coalition Announces Leadership Change

    POCATELLO, IDAHO — The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) announced today that it is making changes with its leadership team. Spencer Gilbert will be stepping down as the Executive Director of the organization. Ben Burr, the organization’s Policy Director, will be assuming the responsibilities of the...
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    Dear Polaris, We Would Love Your Support

    Dear Polaris, We want your support! As an organization that fights hard to protect access for all forms of motorsports, one of the most common questions we get from members is how do original equipment manufacturers support our efforts. The short answer is some have been supportive, and some...
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    Protect Hunting, Camping, and Off-Roading in the Book Cliffs

    As part of the ongoing travel management process in Utah where access to over 10,000 miles of roads and trails are at stake, The BLM is currently requesting scoping comments for the Book Cliffs Area in Uintah County. This is some of Utah’s wildest country with herds of elk, deer, bison, and...
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    BlueRibbon Coalition Announces Appeal of BLM Canyon Rims Closures

    On May 21, 2021 The Moab Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management announced its final Record of Decision for the Canyon Rims Travel Management Area. The Canyon Rims Travel Management Area is a popular area south of Moab in San Juan County. As part of the travel planning process the BLM...
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    Dispersed Camping Threatened in Chaffee County Travel Management Planning

    The BLM is currently working to create and update existing travel management within Chaffee County, Colorado. The BLM’s current considerations regarding this travel management planning process include whether and how much to limit dispersed camping, construction of developed campsites, managing...
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    Off-road Groups Announce Support for Moab Noise Ordinance Level of 96 dbA

    MOAB, UTAH – Several leaders of Utah off-road groups have been involved for several years in advising Grand County and the City of Moab on strategies to reduce the impact of noise from off-road vehicles. Last week the Grand County Commission adopted an ordinance that sets a noise ordinance at 92...
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    Guidance for Protecting Trails Around Moab – Gemini Bridges and Labyrinth Canyon Travel Management Plan

    As part of the travel management settlement with SUWA, BLM is currently updating 13 travel management plans across the state of Utah. BlueRibbon Coalition was a defendant intervenor in the case, and we have been vigilantly participating in the process of updating the plans. This is a substantial...
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    BlueRibbon Coalition Announces Challenge to National Monument Expansions in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – In anticipation of Secretary of Interior, Deb Haaland’s planned visit to Utah to analyze current boundaries for the Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument (GSENM), BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) announces an effort to challenge...
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    Help Us Keep the San Rafael Swell Open

    We have until March 3 to submit comments for the scoping period for the San Rafael Swell. Watch the video below to learn key points you can include in your comment to help us protect access to this spectacular area. Be sure to join the 10,000+ Project to keep up to date on all issues related...
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    BlueRibbon Coalition Supports Withdrawal of SUWA Travel Management Appeal

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – On February 4, 2021, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and the Wilderness Society (collectively, SUWA) filed a motion to dismiss their appeal of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Record of Decision for the San Rafael Desert Travel Management Plan, IBLA No...
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    Rally on the Rocks and BlueRibbon Coalition Challenge Grand County Denial of Special Event Permit

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Yesterday evening, Rally on the Rocks (ROTR) and BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) sent a demand letter to Grand County requesting the County comply with the law by ending the ban on business and special event licenses that unlawfully violates the rights of vendors, enthusiasts...
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    BlueRibbon Coalition Supports Removal of Wilderness Bills from the NDAA Conference Report

    POCATELLO, IDAHO (December 10, 2020) — In July of this year, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that included provisions that would create 100,000s of acres of new wilderness in Colorado, Washington, and California. The Senate...
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    #GivingTuesday – Support Us as We Fight for You

    As we move into the seasons of gratitude and giving, we want to send our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supports us in our mission to protect access to outdoor recreation. However, as you know this is a never-ending battle and your support is needed now more than ever. Just a few days ago...
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    Keep Adventure Alive in Trail Canyon

    As part of a legal settlement with anti-access groups, the BLM in Utah is reviewing travel management plans in 13 travel management areas. This is a process that will impact thousands of miles of roads, and since almost all forms of outdoor recreation on public lands relies initially on...
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    Tell Congress, “No Lame Duck Wilderness”

    This July the House of Representatives passed the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. You would think that those who passed the bill would be touting its benefits to our troops, celebrating new programs to keep Americans safe, and maintaining the basic needs of our military during a...
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    BlueRibbon Coalition Supports BLM’s Rejection of SUWA’s San Rafael Desert Travel Plan Appeal

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (November 5, 2020)–Yesterday afternoon, the Bureau of Land Management Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) rejected the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) appeal and request to stay the final Record of Decision for the San Rafael Desert Travel Management Plan. On...
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    Keep the San Rafael Desert Open

    On August 21, 2020, the Price Field Office of the BLM announced their motorized travel plan for the San Rafael Desert. At the time we shared our support for the BLM’s plan. Prior to the planning effort there were around 300 miles recognized as open for motorized travel. We participated...
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    BLM RELEASES PRO-ADVENTURE TRAVEL MANAGEMENT PLAN IN SAN RAFAEL DESERT

    Salt Lake City, UT (August 24, 2020) — On Friday, August 21, the Bureau of Land Management released the final motorized vehicle travel management plan for the San Rafael Desert. We applaud the BLM’s careful analysis and extensive process of public involvement. The San Rafael Desert has long...
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    RMATV-MC To Match Funds Raised At COW TAG Event!

    POCATELLO, ID (June 1, 2016) – Sharetrails.org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is pleased to reveal that its long-time partner in the fight to protect recreational access, Rocky Mountain ATV-MC (RMATV-MC), has agreed once again to generously match each dollar* raised to support BRC at the upcoming...
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