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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......

Minidoka Ranger District will extend road and motorized trails restrictions

TWIN FALLS, ID – The Minidoka Ranger District will extend road and motorized trails restrictions currently in place until noon on May 26 2017 or until rescinded by the Forest Supervisor whichever comes first to protect for public health and safety, and protect our transportation infrastructure.  Hig...

DNR seeks information on damage to Mason Tract Pathway

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public’s help in finding answers about recent damage to the Mason Tract Pathway, a special management area along the Au Sable River in southeast Crawford County. In late April, gates and barriers were removed or otherwise vandalized nea...

Northern Arizona federal land managers invite public to community conversation event

Flagstaff, Ariz. – Federal land managers with the Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management invite the public to attend a community conversation in May as part of an ongoing effort to connect with the public and hear first-hand what people value about their public lands. I...

Big Lazer Shooting Range Re-Opens

Big Lazer Shooting Range Re-Opens; Reminder - New Hours at 7 GA Ranges Georgia has 18 public shooting ranges and 19 archery ranges.  Big Lazer Shooting Range: Big Lazer was closed April 3-28 in order to make repairs and improvements to the Firing Line cover. That work is complete and the range h...

ORV riders should use caution on Kalkaska ORV Route

ORV riders should use caution on Kalkaska ORV Route north of County Road 612   Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials announced today that the Kalkaska ORV Route just north of County Road 612 in Kalkaska County has water flowing over the trail. The trail is located in Blue Lake Township...

Monument review could help Arizona

President Trump's Executive Order calling for a review of expansive executive land designations under the Antiquities Act of 1906 has predictably generated a volume of debate and dire predictions. Missing from the discussion is thoughtful dialogue about the critical role of multiple-use management i...

Removing Hazard Trees for Safer Summer Recreational Opportunities

Baker City, OR (May 4, 2017) —Over the next couple of weeks visitors to the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest may see work crews falling hazard trees in campgrounds and along highly used recreation corridors. A hazard tree is a tree that is likely to cause property damage or personal injury from a tre...

Air Quality Awareness Week: Air Quality Trends (Part 2)

Educate: In 2016, air quality monitors in Cheyenne and Casper recorded annual PM2.5 concentrations of 12.8 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) and 11.0 µg/m3, respectively. The annual National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for PM2.5 is 35.0 µg/m3. That places Cheyenne and Casper – the only two...

Take a free ride during first Free ORV Weekend June 10-11

Residents and out-of-state visitors can explore 3,660 miles of Michigan Department of Natural Resources-designated routes and trails during two Free ORV Weekends June 10-10 and Aug. 19-20.  Riders will not need to possess an ORV license or trail permit on these dates. It's a great opportunity to ...

SCDNR to waive license fees for terminally ill children

Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill into effect Wednesday authorizing the director of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) to waive hunting and fishing license fees for anyone under the age of 21 who has been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness or injury.  The p...


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