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Tracking Federal Legislation

With the convening of the 115th Congress, many bills are being introduced that have an impact on motorized recreation and outdoor activities.  Select legislation is being tracked and updates provided on OutdoorWire.   NOTE: this is only selected Federal legislation.  For a comprehensive list of all...

What does the term mean?

Land use efforts come with many strange terms.  If you are faced with a bureaucratic term and no definition, check my MUIRNet Glossary at the below link......

Low-Copper Legislation is Changing Brake Components

Copper has traditionally been a friction modifier used in conventional ceramic friction formulations. Beginning January 1, 2014 in California and January 2015 in Washington state, copper and other hazardous substances must be phased out of OEM and replacement brake pads and shoes. By 2021, copper mu...

House approves new rules for ORVs

LANSING (Sept 12, 2013) — A bill that would allow off-road vehicles to drive on some city streets and the shoulders of some roads in all 83 counties is on its way to Gov. Rick Snyder after the state House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve the legislation. Currently, only eight countie...

Comment period extended for proposals affecting Arizona’s Mexican wolf population

PHOENIX (Sep 6, 2013) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced a 45-day extension to the comment period for both the proposed revision to the Mexican wolf’s 10(j) nonessential experimental population rule and the proposed rule to delist gray wolves in the U.S. with an accompanying pr...

9th Annual Cantina for the Con Scheduled

Event Finds Support from Raceline Wheels, Falken Tires and Many Other Leaders in the Industry Saturday August 31st – Sunday September 1st – Labor Day Weekend – Loon Lake Spillway PLACERVILLE, CA   AUGUST 21, 2013:  The 9th Annual Cantina for the Con, who’s proceeds go entirely towards supporting t...

OHV Benefit in Colorado Report Released

Colorado offers unique opportunities for motorized recreation1 because of its vast terrain appropriate for off-highway motorized use. As such, the sport and industry of motorized recreation has increased in popularity in Colorado for both residents and non-residents. The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (...

DEIS for Greater Sage Grouse Released

The Draft Environmental impact Statement for the Greater Sage Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment Forest Plan Amendment is now available on line. See attachment for more details and the URL for a copy of the DEIS....

Federal Bureauracy made easy...

NEPA, EIS, RMP, and Forest Planning are some of the many hurdles facing access to public lands and your recreation opportunity. Learn more about them from 4x4Voice. I have compiled information about ESA, Critical Habitat and NEPA that is posted on 4x4Voice.com. And, a  Glossary of landuse and...

Planning could assist

The Government Accountability Office has released a report:  Federal Lands:  Enhanced Planning Could Assist Agencies in Managing Increased Use of Off-Highway Vehicles. GAO-09-509, June 30. Glancing through the report, I see no big surprises.  The report underscores increased recreation activity a...

Off-Road Internet Radio

I am preparing for an appearance on the Off-Road Internet Radio show hosted by Monster Mike.  It is a live show every Monday at 4 PM Pacific time....

CA4WDC NRC South June Report

The CA4WDC NRC South report is available for viewing......

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