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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......

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...

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Report Shows Continuing Decline in ATV Deaths and Injuries

Industry Commitment to National Safety and Training Programs Contributes to Reduced Number of Incidents The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) 2015 Annual Report of ATV Deaths and Injuries (published January 2017) confirms that fatalities and injuries related to all-terrain vehicles (...

2018 King of The Hammers Dates Announced

JOHNSON VALLEY, CA MARCH 31st, 2017: Hammerking Productions is pleased to announce the dates for the 2018 King of The Hammers. The week-long off-road race and festival will commence on February 2nd, 2018 with the opening of Hammertown in Johnson Valley, CA followed by a week of off-road racing. The ...

NATIONAL - Forest Service Invites Public to Help Identify Priority Trail Maintenance Work

NATIONAL - Forest Service Invites Public to Help Identify Priority Trail Maintenance Work The Forest Service is inviting the public to help identify trails that will be part of a U.S. Forest Service effort with partners and volunteers to increase the pace of trail maintenance. Nationwide, the Fore...

Ask a Minnesota Trooper: Covering up off-road lights

Question: I was wondering if I needed to cover my spot light/light bar on top of my pickup before I hit the highway. Let me know what the rules are regarding a cover or no cover. The research I did before purchasing was only KC style or round lights needed a cover in the state of Minnesota. I have i...

Final decision released on Soldier Pass motorized use proposal

Sedona, Ariz., March 27, 2017 — A final decision has been made by Coconino National Forest regarding the Soldier Pass motorized use proposal, which should reduce the volume of motorized traffic in the area and reduce the conflicts that are occurring as a result of this use. Based on the Environme...

Limited recreation sites in Flagstaff Ranger District opening early

Flagstaff, Ariz., March 28, 2017 — This spring the Flagstaff Ranger District is opening some recreation sites earlier than usual with limited amenities.  Lower Lake Mary Picnic Area is now open Saturdays and Sundays until April 10, when it will open for the entire week.  The picnic area is day use ...

Soft, wet forest roads still closed, strand motorists

Flagstaff, Ariz., March 28, 2017 — Everyone knows spring follows winter, which means mud season follows snow season. Many roads in the Coconino National Forest are still closed until the snowbanks melt and the soil dries out.  This year the Coconino NF has numerous people ignoring closed gates and ...

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