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Monday, November 21, 2011

Landuse News 11-21-2011 from Team Albright

New Landuse Stuff, Nov. 21, 2011from Team Albright Backroads are calling
1. Recreation News from BlueRibbon Coalition, including a congressional committee on national parks; a bit on President Obama trying to get rid of target shooters on public lands; and the "bug" in South Dakota. Go here for more:

2. T&T Customs build new Jeep Trail Doors that support BlueRibbon Coalition with 10% of proceeds. Check them out here:

3. Del Albright endorses the Trail Political Action Committee (TPAC) that will help us through the upcoming elections to get trail-oriented, access-supporting politicians elected, here:

4. Christmas Charity Auction for Trails -- BlueRibbon Coalition, THE trail saving outfit at the nation level representing all sports and all trails, is taking donations NOW. More here:

5. New Landuse Book: Shortcuts to Landuse for Beginners by Del & Stacie Albright is about to be published. Business advertising opportunities here:

Friday, November 18, 2011

Off Road Voters Update -- Trail PAC and Dust Issue

VOTE Smart; VOTE Trails.  Here's how.

Dear Trail Voter,

 As off-road voters know, it’s both anti-trail politicians and the agency leads they appoint and/or confirm at the
EPA and other cabinet level departments that can impact our recreational access to
public and private lands.

To find out what Newt, Cain and other GOP Prez candidates are saying about this important issue -- go
the TPAC blog for today.

Nov. 18 TPAC Blog on EPA Dust Issue

To Donate online to TPAC go to:

To Donate via snail mail go to the main TPAC website and download the form:

To Endorse TPAC send your endorsement to:

Thanks for your support!

Don Amador, Founder
The Trail PAC

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Trail Access Partnership Tour (TAPT) Update

TAP Tour

Be sure to see our latest update on the Trail Access Partnership Tour (TAPT) here at this link to the blog for the site:

Arizona has some amazing scenery and off-roading.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Landuse News from Team Albright 11-9-11

This landuse news email comes to you from Del Albright, Recreation Advocate.


POCATELLO, ID (November 9, 2011)--The BlueRibbon Coalition has been asked to testify before Congress regarding three of the most important issues affecting access and recreation on lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

Rob Bishop (UT), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands has requested BRC's Executive Director Greg Mumm to provide testimony on an oversight hearing titled "Forest Service Regulatory Roadblocks to Productive Land Use and Recreation; Proposed Planning Rule, Special-use Permits and Travel Management. The hearing will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2011.  Entire press release and more info here:

2.        TRAIL ACCESS PARTNERSHIP TOUR (TAPT) holds workshop in Lake Havasu City, AZ, and get tours of desert trails, after stop over at Hump ‘n Bump event and tours of famous trails in Bullhead City, AZ area.   TAPT gets nice donations for BlueRibbon Coalition -- $500 from Total Karnage and $2000 from Sidewinders 4Wheelers event. More here:

3.      Yellowstone Park open to snowmobiles this winter thanks to BlueRibbon Coalition and others.  More here:

4.      Team Albright new Book to be released March 2012 already getting businesses to advertise in support of getting it published.  More here with new graphic from RTW Graphics – shielding our public lands from bureaucratic rain!  Go here for more:

##  Del

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Landuse Book from Team Albright Gets RTW Cartoon

Ryan Williams, of RTW Graphics provided us with OUR representation of what Team Albright and BRC does for landuse -- keeping the bureaucractic rain off our public lands.  What do you think of this?
thanks, Del

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Landuse Book from Team Albright

We have decided it’s time to write a book on landuse – Shortcuts to Landuse for Beginners, or Landuse 101, something to that affect.  First draft is close to done.  We plan to make it FREE to OHV friendly folks wanting to know more about landuse and access. 

 It will take 30 years of landuse/access activism and writing (first publication for Del dates back to 1981) and condense it into a short and sweet handbook on saving trails and waterways.    The book will include every tip, trick, and tap dance you need to know to help keep our outdoor sports alive and well, including how-to shortcuts on writing letters, dealing with bureaucracy, public speaking, running meetings, keeping a club healthy, knowing what organizations to join and support, care and feeding of volunteers, leadership in the off-road world, sharing trails, a little bit on NEPA and politicians, event organization, and tons of other little tricks.

We are working with Ryan Williams of RTW Graphics in Sacramento, CA (Facebook page here:!/pages/RTW-Graphics/106682312735907?sk=info) to create a unique cartoon representation of “keeping the bureaucratic rain off our public lands,” which will be the book’s motto.  Ryan is amazing.  Wait until you see what’s he’s got in store.

We are going to make ad space available to businesses (to help support the cause and book publication).  Many off-road businesses have already expressed an interest in supporting the book.

Hopefully, this handbook will end up being only about 40 – 50 pages, providing just the meat of landuse topics, with links and references for further research and reading.  Bullet points are used a lot, as are outline lists of the key solutions to keeping public lands open.  Stay tuned for the release hopefully before TDS Desert Safari 2012  (March).


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nemesis and Burnsville Partner with Team Albright

Burnsville Off Road (where Hemi's rule) and Nemesis Industries (where you get what you deserve) partnered up with Team Albright today, to work together to save trails and keep off-road sports alive.  Both businesses are now the elite Premier Partners of Del & Stacie Albright.

They headline Team Albright, that includes T&T Customs of Cheyenne, WY, the suspension build sponsors of "Red" the Land Use War Machine.   According to Del, "Without these business partners who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, we would not be able to do what we do, fighting for access, saving trails, and helping folks keep the sport alive."

NAMRC Supports CAMRC to Save Johnson Valley, CA


 October 31st, yesterday, the North American Recreation Council, NAMRC, in Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with SEMA,  made Johnson Valley and the Hammers a top priority action item.  NAMRC will basically follow the lead of CAMRC (the Calif. Motorized Recreation Council), and provide national support of JV efforts.  Whatever letter-writing, donations and action items that CAMRC puts together for a Strategic Plan, NAMRC will follow suite and jump in with national organizational support to fight for Johnson Valley.  This is SWEET news to those who love this unique place – and ask that the Marines go someplace else for whatever training needs they might have.

More on NAMRC on Cal4wheel’s website here:

More on the “Hammers” and the Hammerdown email list at

(NAMRC is hosted by SEMA every year; facilitator provided by BlueRibbon Coalition)