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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......

Air Quality Awareness Week: Air Quality Trends (Part 1)

Educate: The Clean Air Act Air sets national standards for six common “criteria” pollutants: particulate matter, ozone (sometimes referred to as smog), sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and lead. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, pollution levels have dropped signifi...

Cactus Fire Closure Order Revision

Date(s): Apr 28, 2017 - May 21, 2017 The purpose of this Order is the protection of National Forest visitors and employees due to the high risk of fire re-ignition in the closed area. Prohibitions contained in this order become effective beginning Thursday,  April 27, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. and will re...

Air Quality Awareness Week: Asthma and Air Quality

Educate: Air pollution may contribute to a variety of lung diseases and other respiratory problems. Exposure to ground-level ozone and other pollutants in the air may also cause flare-ups and may increase the chance of upper respiratory infections, which can worsen asthma symptoms. Ozone on the grou...

Air Quality Awareness Week: Wildfires

Educate: Wildfires are part a part of life in the west, and a single wildfire can burn thousands of acres before they are contained. Some wildfires are necessary for ecosystem health, but wildfires always produce smoke. Particulate matter, a term for small particles suspended in the air, are the pri...

Temporary closure order starts Monday for Fossil Creek, Childs

Sedona, Ariz., April 27, 2017, For Immediate Release — A closure order for portions of the Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Corridor, nearby forest roads, and the Childs recreation area on the Verde River starts May 1 through May 14 to allow for installation of vault toilets at several locations a...

DNR invites public input on proposed motor vehicle use in new state forest 

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites citizens to learn about proposed recreation opportunities in Centennial State Forest, a 3,394-acre state forest in Cass County donated to the DNR in 2013.  The meeting will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 26, in the Walker Community Ce...

North Zone Firefighters’ Message: “Dry spring increases wildfire potential”

Fredonia, Ariz., April 23, 2017 — A red flag warning is in effect from noon today through 7 p.m. this evening due to strong winds and low relative humidity on the Kaibab National Forest.  Spring can be a fickle time of year for the Kaibab National Forest. Some roads are still impassable due to snow...

BLM accepting public comments on new trail proposal

Gunnison, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Gunnison Field Office is accepting comments on a proposal to construct 20 miles of new, non-motorized trails in the Signal Peak area near Gunnison. As BLM begins developing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify potential impacts to natural re...

Prescribed burns planned next week

Flagstaff, Ariz., April 21, 2017 — Fire managers are planning several prescribed burn projects next week across Coconino National Forest that will produce visible smoke near Flagstaff and possibly the Stoneman Lake area from Monday through Thursday. These prescribed burns are conducted in order to ...

Public comment sought to help develop revised Tonto Forest Plan

Comment period ends May 22 The Tonto National Forest on April 6 published in the Federal Register a Notice of Intent to develop the Revised Tonto National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan and associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Forest Plans are used to guide management of the N...


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