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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......

Trails closed due to flooding in Cheboygan County, southwest of Indian River

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced that, effective immediately, Gularski Road in Cheboygan County and all concurrent designated trails are closed until the drainage issue effectively can be addressed. The area is located southwest of Indian River. Snowmobile Trail #7, I...

Coconino National Forest publishes revised Motor Vehicle Use Map

Flagstaff, Ariz., April 17, 2017, — On Friday, the Coconino National Forest issued a revised Motor Vehicle Use Map for 2017 which shows all of the roads, trails and areas open to motor vehicle use on the forest. The Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) is re-issued each year, is free to the public, and can...

AZGFD takes in captive deer fawn following traffic stop by law enforcement

Department reminds people leave baby wildlife alone PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department took possession of a “kidnapped” deer fawn during a recent traffic stop in Wickenburg. AZGFD wildlife managers received a tip that a deer fawn was being kept inside a single-wide home and yard with t...

Duane Taylor Named Executive Director of the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council

GREAT FALLS, MT, April 14, 2017 -- The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) today announced the appointment of Duane Taylor as its executive director, effective June 1. Taylor replaces Russ Ehnes, who is retiring from that position after nearly two decades. “I am excited about...

BLM Calls for RAC Nominations

The Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and issues related to management of lands administered by the BLM. Section 309 of FLPMA directs the Secretary to establish 10- to 15-member citizen-based advisory councils that ...

DOI Announces Expanded Recreation Access and BLM's New Trail System in Recapture Canyon

MONTICELLO, Utah – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced expanded recreation opportunities for motorized and non-motorized trails in the Recapture Canyon area located in San Juan County, Utah. The travel management plan includes nearly 7 mi...

DNR seeks input on Round River Drive ATV trail proposal

April 6, 2017 - DNR seeks input on Round River Drive ATV trail proposalThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division invites public review and written comments on a proposal by the city of Akeley to obtain grant-in-aid funding for 5.36 miles of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) tra...

Two areas along Forest Road 89B closed to overnight camping

Sedona, Ariz., April 6, 2017 — The Coconino National Forest has issued a Forest Order which limits two areas southwest of Sedona along Forest Road 89B to day use only and restricts overnight camping and campfires. The locations along Forest Road 89B are focused near Deer Pass Trailhead and Forest R...

Question of the week: What makes certain streams good for trout?

A: Streams that hold trout are usually an indicator of healthy water quality and responsible land use. Trout require fairly consistent stream temperatures year-round – cold water in the summer and water that doesn’t freeze in the winter. In Minnesota, this comes from groundwater inflow since we don’...

BLM Seeking Comments on Proposed Shooting Range in Cibola County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comments on a proposed response to a patent application for a shooting range complex to be located three miles west of Milan, New Mexico.  Interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed conveyance by May 15, 2017.  The Cibola Count...


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