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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......

ROAD AND TRAIL CLOSURE TERMINATED ON MINIDOKA RANGER DISTRICT

TWIN FALLS, ID, May 23, 2017  – The Seasonal Closure for Roads and Trails on the Minidoka Ranger District has been terminated by the Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor.   Pursuant to Title 36 CFR 261.S0(a) and/or (b), the prohibitions listed in Order Number 0414-01-115, Roads and trails Closure O...

What safety equipment do I need on my boat?

This is a good question, especially as the weather is getting warmer and many are getting ready to go boating. Boats must have four main types of safety equipment: A personal flotation device (life jacket) available for each individual on board. Life jackets must be properly-sized, U.S. Coast Gua...

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Asks the Public to Report Road and Trail Damage

Sparks, Nevada, May 19, 2017 - The 2017 “rain on snow and wind” events in eastern California and Nevada have caused damage to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s road and trail systems. In order to compile a list of roads and trails that need to be repaired, Forest officials are asking visitors t...

Fireworks and Exploding Targets Ban

Portland, Ore. – Effective May 26, 2017, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) prohibits the use of fireworks, target shooting with exploding targets, and the firing of a tracer or incendiary device on all BLM-managed public lands throughout Oregon and Washington. The ban will be in effect from May 26...

It’s Important to Protect North Dakota Waters

Outdoor water recreationists are gearing up for another season on the open water. With that in mind, boaters and anglers are once again reminded to help prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species in North Dakota. State Game and Fish Department ANS coordinator Jessica Howell sai...

Tonto NF issues fire restrictions

Fire Restrictions Begin on Tonto National Forest, Tuesday, May 23 Target shooting is prohibited while fire restrictions are in place, fireworks and explosives are prohibited year-round PHOENIX, May 19, 2017 - Hot temperatures and increased fire danger have prompted fire officials to implement fire ...

Toad-ally Toddlers! at Go Fish on May 26th

Toad-ally Toddlers! at Go Fish Education Center Registration is now open for our next Toad-ally Toddlers program, which will be held Friday, May 26th. The topic for this month's program is "Animal Babies."  Don't miss the opportunity for you and your toddlers to see live animals up close. We will o...

Today is Endangered Species Day

Today, we celebrate Endangered Species Day and the importance of conservation efforts nationwide to promote and preserve biological diversity. Tragically, a growing number of species are being doled out life sentences to the federal endangered list with a 2% shot of recovery. Thankfully, more and m...

Pinal Fire Closure Order Issued

Date: May 13, 2017 - Jul 31, 2017 PURPOSE:  To provide for the public’s health and safety during management activities associated with the Pinal Fire. IMPLEMENTATION: The fire incident commander and logistics chief will requisition USFS Law Enforcement Officers, FPOs, Gila County SO Deputies an...

Current Conditions on the Salmon-Challis National Forest

May 12, 2017, Salmon, Idaho - Memorial Day weekend will soon be here and the weekend marks the beginning of the summer season for many outdoor enthusiasts. The Salmon-Challis National Forest welcomes visitors to “Know Before You Go” and learn about the travel conditions and numerous opportunities av...


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