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Recreation – A New Era

In the mid-1990’s, the Clinton administration foisted the “roadless rule” on an unsuspecting public, initiating a fundamental change in the way the Forest Service would approach land management. Since its inception, the “roadless rule” has been the subject of on-going litigation challenging the lega...

Car Camping 101

Car camping—or camping next to your car at a developed campground—is an easy way to enjoy the outdoors without a whole lot of pre-planning. Car camping allows you to haul your favorite creature comforts—coolers, lawn chairs, lanterns, board games, fishing poles, toys, etc., and pitch your tent right...

Economic Data Is Critical to Future of Outdoor Recreation

ARC’s Recreation Exchange: Economic Data Is Critical to Future of Outdoor Recreation Economic data relating to outdoor recreation is a hot topic.  Improving the data, better sharing of data and use of the data in decision-making unify the public and private sectors of the $650 billion per annum out...

The Process and Your Recreation Opportunity, getting started in Land Use

I have been a practicing "Recreation Advocate" for a number of years and developed a large cache of information about the Federal Administrative and the California State Administrative processes.  I have been asked a few times for information about "How to..." and "Why can't we...". Well, the below...

Red Rock Ranger District visitors tripled over last 10 years

Flagstaff, Ariz., Feb. 4, 2016 — Visitors to the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest—which includes Sedona and the surrounding area—tripled in number when compared over the last 10 years. In 2015, the district recorded more than 2.84 million visitors, which is the sum of visito...

Temporary off-highway vehicle trail closures begin in November

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will restrict recreational use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) in some areas during the upcoming firearms deer hunting season. Vehicles affected by the restrictions include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-highway motorcycles (OHMs) and registered off-roa...

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks Announced

The National Park Service has announced Fee-Free days for 2014.  The program provides several fee free daysthroughout the year at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees. The dates are:January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. DayFebruary 15-17 - Presidents Day weekendApril 19-20 - ...

Cattle grazing and clean water can coexist

A recent study has concluded that cattle grazing and clean water can coexist on national forest lands. Funded by US Forest Service Region 5, the study is the most comprehensive examination of water quality on National Forest public grazing lands to date. Roughly 1.8 million livestock graze on...

USFWS Suspends Operations Due to Federal Government Lapse in Appropriations

Because of the shutdown of the federal government caused by the lapse in appropriations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will suspend most programs and operations, including public access to all National Wildlife Refuges and all activities on refuge lands including hunting and fishing.“Closing of...

Area Army Corps Projects Will Temporarily Continue if Government Shuts Down

SACRAMENTO, CA – If Congress does not pass a funding bill to continue federal government operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District projects and recreation parks will temporarily continue to operate using remaining prior year funding. The Corps is unique among federal agencies in ...
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