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Stipulation Redirects Six Rivers Energies Toward Collaborative Planning

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (December 8, 2010) - On November 29, a federal judge issued an order in response to the parties' stipulation staying a travel-management related case filed by recreation groups and county officials against the Six Rivers National Forest.

The stipulation noted the ongoing collaborative process on route designation and indicated the Forest expects to release a document for public review in January 2011.  The stipulation also states that the Forest will notify the parties before performing any "ground-disturbing" actions on certain roads, trails and areas.

Don Amador, Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition, states, "We are pleased to see this reaction, which we think validates the ongoing collaborative stakeholder process.  We look forward to release of proposals that will update the motor vehicle use map and encourage all interested recreationists and forest visitors to review and be actively involved in the ongoing administrative process."

The parties bringing the suit are Del Norte County, Lake Earl Grange, Del Norte Rod and Gun Club, North Coast Cliffhangers Four Wheel Drive Club, California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, and the BlueRibbon Coalition.

Link to Stipulation:  http://www.sharetrails.org/uploads/Stipulation_Six_Rivers-Order_Staying_Case.11-30-10.pdf

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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists. 1-800-BlueRib - www.sharetrails.org