Friday, January 27, 2012

FOUR-WHEELING RED ROCKS OF UTAH

WINTER ON THE ROCKS LIVES UP TO ITS NAME

Stacie Albright in her 1994 Land Cruiser (80 Series) getting it done on the red rocks of Sand Hollow State Park outside Hurricane, UT for Winter on the Rocks with the Utah folks and Utah 4 Wheel Drive Association.

This annual event is a real kick in the pants, but more importantly really brings awareness to landuse and access. We are proud to be here representing the BlueRibbon Coalition.

More on the TAP Tour Blog at http://www.trailaccesstour.com and go to BLOG.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

TAP TOUR II STARTS TODAY


TRAIL ACCESS PARTNERSHIP TOUR (TAPT) II BEGINS

TAP Tour I included scenic stops like this red rock scene from Logandale, NV from the Hump 'n Bump event.

We set sail today on TAP Tour II headed for our first stop in St. George, UT for the Winter on the Rocks event with some great folks in the Utah four-wheeling community. Keep up with the adventures and trail-saving work at http://www.trailaccesstour.com





Sunday, January 22, 2012

SOUNDSCAPES AND MORE WAYS TO CLOSE PUBLIC LANDS


"SOUNDSCAPES" AND MORE ODDBALL WAYS TO CLOSE AND RESTRICT PUBLIC LANDS.

Is your rig noisy?  Does your lawnmower bother your neighbor?  Do you snore in camp?  Well, if you answered yes to any of these, you may find yourself with new restrictions on your personal freedoms!!

So, OK, I'm being a bit cute here, but the reality is there are new and oddball ways that folks are dreaming up to close us out of public lands.

Here are some explanations and what we can do about it:

http://www.delalbright.com/Articles/soundscapes.html



Saturday, January 21, 2012

4-WHEEL & OFF-ROAD AND TAP TOUR



  

PETERSEN'S 4-WHEEL & OFF-ROAD KICKS IT FOR LANDUSE AND BLUERIBBON COALITION

Rick Pewe did an awesome write up about BRC and our recent TAP Tour in his March editorial.  Lots of “love” for BRC and landuse.    
Source Interlink has been supporting landuse for some time and this is another example of going out of the ordinary to help keep our trails open.

Petersen’s 4-Wheel and Off-Road:

Del

PLEDGE FOR LANDUSE RACE-A-THON

PLEDGE TOWARDS ANY DRIVER IN KING OF THE HAMMERS TO SUPPORT LANDUSE AND JOHNSON VALLEY -- THE HAMMERS

In a couple weeks the famous Race-a-Thon is getting it on again to support landuse at the King of the Hammers race in Johnson Valley.  PLEDGE now and towards ANY DRIVER.

Travis Carpenter and the Team 4405 Landuse Buggy are leading the charge, but this year, you can pledge any amount towards any driver.

60% of the donations will go to the Johnson Valley fight (to keep the Marines from taking it over); and 40% to BlueRibbon Coalition, fighting for all trails and all sports.  You pick the driver you want to pledge to.

The driver who makes the most in pledges also gets a full feature write up in CRAWL magazine.

It's all to a good cause; and no amount is too small.  PLEDGE NOW and make a difference.

thanks,  Del

Here are the pledge links and info: Go pledge/donate to land use

Click here to read the 5 W's and make your pledge-
http://www.sharetrails.org/4405


Full thread here-
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1038267

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

HAMMERTOWN LANDUSE COMPOUND OPEN


Landuse Compound at KOH

KOH LANDUSE COMPOUND TO BE IN FULL SWING



It is official now....the unofficial landuse at KOH, that is, for 2012.

We will have the "landuse compound" in full swing and invite anyone over that wants to campfire chat about landuse, access, freedom and anything related to that....


We're calling it the Landuse Meet & Greet with BRC and Cal4wheel (if anyone from another group shows up we'll include them as well). But it's just camp fire time, after hours, informal, around the RV's and ice chests. 

We'll have folks with us like John Stewart, Woody from IH8MUD.com, Todd Ockert from Cal4 and Access Army/BRC, Mark Cave (Cal4) and others.

We hope to make the "compound" area right near the main entrance to Hammertown. We'll have banners out on the RV's. CB channel 3, and I'll find out what HAM channel as well (before we get there).

OPEN TO ALL.  Please come by and visit about saving trails and keeping our sports alive.
Del & Stacie

OPEN TO ALL. Swing by any evening.

TRAIL PAC ROUNDUP THE NUMBERS -- VOTE

TRAIL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE ROUNDS UP THE VOTING NUMBERS



Dear Trail Voter,
The Trail Political Action Committee is launching its national Trail Voter Roundup – 100 More 
to Even the Score  campaign today.  This effort will run from January 16 through the 20th.  TPAC
has a goal this week to get another 100 people to support our effort to elect pro-access candidates to 
Congress.


Read more here:

http://www.delalbright.com/Access/tpac_roundup.html

Friday, January 13, 2012

TAP TOUR TO HIT PHOENIX AZ and KOH

TRAIL ACCESS PARTNERSHIP TOUR (TAPT) II
HEADS TO UTAH, PHOENIX AND KOH

Traveling with the help of Nemesis Industries, T&T Customs and MetalCloak, the TAP Tour II will hit St. George, UT for Winter on the Rocks, then Phoenix, AZ for some landuse endeavors, and on to King of the Hammers.

The idea is to bring together businesses, off-roaders and landuse, all in the spirit of working together to save trails and keep our sports alive.

Winter on the Rocks supports the overall efforts to keep Utah free, open and available to us for responsible recreation under the Utah 4Wheel Drive Association.

We hope you'll find us; hang out; talk landuse; and help us help you keep YOUR trails open.


More on the TAP Tour can be found at:
http://www.trailaccesstour.com

We'll be hitting the road soon!!

Del & Stacie
Team Albright

Thursday, January 12, 2012

JOHN STEWART GETS LAW BOOK GIG


BLUERIBBON COALITION, INC.
MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
          Contact: Greg Mumm, BRC Executive Director
          Phone: (208) 244-2112
          Date: January 11, 2012
BRC Board Member and Long-Time Recreation Advocate Pens Article for Prestigious Law Textbook
LAKESIDE, CA (January 11) - John Stewart, BlueRibbon Coalition Board member and long-time access advocate, has written an article for the Natural Resources Law program at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law. http://law.du.edu/index.php/enrlp
The article, advocating recreation inclusion in public lands management policy, will appear in the Natural Resources Law 2nd Edition, authored by Jan Laitos. The publication is designed for classroom use in U.S. law schools across the country.

Read the whole story here: http://www.sharetrails.org/news/2012/01/11/brc-board-member-and-long-time-recreation-advocate-pens-article-prestigious-law-text


STRATEGIES FOR ACCESS TO BACKCOUNTRY IN 2012

2012 STRATEGIES TO SAVE ACCESS INCLUDE  A NEW LINEUP OF TIPS

While lining up my strategies to strengthen the fight for access in 2012, I see some new "lines" I wanted to share with you.

First of all, in the big picture of things, it still boils down to all of us belonging to those groups we believe in, whether they are perfect or not; join up.

Secondly, in the West, you should follow the progress of the Sage Grouse as it's the new Spotted Owl and sure will impact our recreational access, as well as other uses of the land.

Third, the Forest Planning Rule is still a big one affecting us nationally.  Make sure you're on the BlueRibbon Coalition Alert list to keep up with this biggie.

Fourth, the overall strategies for 2012 have a new look, but simliar lineup.  Go here for my article on the formula we need to follow to put access Job Number 1.
http://www.delalbright.com/Articles/strategies_war.html

thanks, Del

Monday, January 9, 2012

SAGE GROUSE THREATENS TO CLOSE PUBLIC LANDS


Monday, January 9, 2012

Sage Grouse - the New Spotted Owl to Close Access?



My landuse partner, Don Amador sent out this quick update today regarding a federal planning effort related to the Sage Grouse. HQ believes it could be the rangeland version of the Northern Spotted Owl controversy that shut down the lumber industry during the Timber Wars (circa 1990-2000).


BRC National Sage Grouse Alert
http://www.sharetrails.org/alerts/2012/01/09/blm-and-fs-launch-national-greater-sagegrouse-planning-strategy

Read Don Amador's blog:http://thegeneralsrecreationden.blogspot.com/2012/01/hq-western-states-alert-sage-grouse.html

 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

WYO, YELLOWSTONE, OR AND NEW MEXICO IN LANDUSE NEWS

OREGON, WYOMING and NEW MEXICO in the LANDUSE NEWS

New Mexico OHV Association has news about Carson National Forest.

Wyoming, Yellowstone Park opens to snowmobiles on a limited basis (but it is open)

Oregon, Baker area and BLM news.

Landuse is starting to hit the headlines again in 2012 with stuff popping up everyday.  Stay tuned; stay involved; and stay on the landuse team.

More on all these topics at http://www.sharetrails.org, the home page of BlueRibbon Coalition.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

RUBICON TRAIL FOUNDATION SUPPORTS NEW LANDUSE BOOK

Rubicon Trail Foundation Becomes Premier Advertiser/Sponsor of New Land Use Book

We are pleased to continue our partnership with the Rubicon Trail Foundation (RTF) by having them as one of our premier sponsor/advertisers in the landuse and volunteerism book we'll be releasing soon.

RTF knows the new landuse book will be invaluable to helping the effort to keep the Rubicon Trail alive and well for all, while building a stronger volunteer base.  With subjects like how to give a speech; how to write a letter; how to lead volunteers; and tons of info on land stewardship, this book will supplement the great job already being done by everyone working on the Rubicon Trail.

According to Scott Johnston, President of RTF, "Del was instrumental in the creation of RTF and his classes for OHV advocacy got RTF off the ground and running!! We could not pass up the opportunity to support this book and its tricks and tips."

RTF is a federally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to this iconic trail we all love.  They are all about supporting the Friends of the Rubicon (FOTR) work projects and keeping this trail alive and well into the future.Their Officers and Directors represent a wide variety of Rubicon Trail users and supporters.

We thank the great crew of the Rubicon Trail Foundation for helping to make this new book FREE to off-road enthusiasts. 

Del & Stacie
  

Monday, January 2, 2012

ACCESS ARMY TIMES NEWSLETTER FOR JANUARY 2012

ACCESS ARMY TIMES January 2012

Newsletter of access in the virtual (social internet) world.

By editor, Todd Ockert, with many contributors.

FREE to anyone interested in protecting our motorized and mechanized access to lands and waterways.

JANUARY 2012 edition here: http://www.delalbright.com/Access/AA-Jan-2012-Newsletter.pdf


TOP 10 OHV PREDICTIONS FOR 2012




"Donstradamus" Don Amador Predicts (for fun) the OHV future for 2012.

Here are the top 10 predictions from noted access advocate, Don Amador.  He "sees" the future; gives us the insider insight; and tells it like it might be....some of these crack me up!


A few are likely to be true in my book.  Whew...check out his predictions on his blog at:







Del