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Tread Lightly! Launches Stewardship Grant Program

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

TreadLightlyStewardshipGrantProgram 250 225x300 Tread Lightly! Launches Stewardship Grant ProgramOgden, UT (April 20, 2011) – The nonprofit organization Tread Lightly!® has announced a new small grant program to support volunteer stewardship projects across the country.

The program is designed to help individuals and clubs organize clean-ups, trail maintenance work days, and other small stewardship projects. The maximum grant amount is $500, and those funds can be used to purchase supplies like seedlings, tools, garbage bags, water for volunteers, or to rent equipment. Read More→

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There is still time to act to help us keep the Johnson Valley OHV area open to the public!

As you are probably well aware, the Johnson Valley OHV area is very near and dear to our heart!  We are doing everything within our power to keep the area open to OHV use.  We ask that you please take a second and submit a comment to the Marines as to why it’s important to you.

Listed below is a summary of points taken from attending the public information meetings over the last two days.  You are more than welcome to use this information when writing your comments! Read More→

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tread lightly member small Tread Lightly!s Membership Doubles as Organization Offers New BenefitsOGDEN, Utah (March 17, 2011) — The nonprofit organization Tread Lightly!® has doubled its membership over the last year after offering several new benefits—including significant discounts on insurance, Goodyear tires, and new Chrysler, Jeep®, Ram Truck or Dodge vehicles.

Lori McCullough, Tread Lightly!’s executive director, also attributes the rapid increase to growing concern over potential loss of access for outdoor recreation. Read More→

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Driver Travis Carpenter asks people to “Pledge per mile made”

For the second year in a row, Rock Zombie 4×4 club member Travis Carpenter of the 4405 “land-use” team is racing in the famed King of the Hammers off-road race on February 11th to generate funds for land-use. Held by HammerKing Productions (www.kingofthehammers.com) and billed as the toughest off-road competition in the United States, the King of the Hammers is a mix of desert racing and hardcore rock crawling. The grueling 120 mile long course is split into two laps, and many competitors are not even able to finish the race. In only its 5th year, attendance at the race is expected to draw well over 30,000 people to the southern California desert.

The 4405 “Land-use” team is asking people to make a “Pledge per mile made” by Travis Carpenter to the Blue Ribbon Coalition. Individuals and companies may make a pledge at www.sharetrails.org/4405.  The amount of the final donations will depend on how far Travis is able to travel in the event. A flat rate may also be pledged. Read More→

TreadLightly Tread Lightly!   Celebrating 20 Years of Responsible Outdoor RecreationJoin us as we celebrate Tread Lightly!’s 20th Anniversary through the month of October with great opportunities to win gear and other prizes.

Through October – Donate $20 to Tread Lightly! to get an automatic entry to win a great outdoor gear package.

Now through October 18th- Do your part! The first 20 people to do a good deed will get a Tread Lightly! decal. So, pick up litter, plant a tree, share our message with someone, etc. Then tell us about it on facebook or by emailing dianne@treadlightly.org to get your free decal!

October 18th – 24th – Get a $20 Tread Lightly! 1-year membership ($5 off) and 20% off on selected items in Tread Lightly!’s store. Never a better time to support Tread Lightly! and get a little something extra for you!

October 25th – 31st – We’re giving away 20 T-shirts to the first 20 people who complete Tread Lightly!’s Online Awareness Course.

It’s just our little way of saying THANK YOU!

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Pocatello, ID (April 19)—The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) announced today the significant support to help save trails nationwide from IH8MUD.com. Brian Swearingen, owner, and the great folks at IH8MUD.com conceived a simple fund-raising program where paid subscriber funds for a two-week period went directly to BlueRibbon Coalition, netting a $3000 donation.

“My concept was simple and easy for subscribers to buy a membership to the forum and support BlueRibbon Coalition at the same time,” said Brian who goes by “Woody.” He set aside two weeks where all the funds raised would directly support keeping trails open by donating the funds to BRC.
IH8MUD.com is a primarily Toyota based internet forum that also promotes responsible motorized recreation with a worldwide audience.

“This donation amplifies BRC’s force in educating the American public in responsible recreation while helping to keep our sports alive,” said Greg Mumm, Executive Director of BRC. “We are very appreciative of the fine folks at IH8MUD.com,” Greg added.

Note: any internet forum wishing to conduct a similar fund-raising project is encouraged to contact Del Albright at brdel@sharetrails.org.

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BFGoodrich celebrates five year anniversary of Outstanding Trails program

The five 2010 selected trails cover the map from Southern California to Pennsylvania

2010 04 BFG OutstandingTrails BFGoodrich Tires Announces Five Outstanding Trails for 2010

MOAB, Utah – April 2, 2010 – BFGoodrich Tires has announced the five trails selected for its Outstanding Trails program at a presentation held in Moab, Utah during the Easter Jeep Safari. Celebrating the program’s five year anniversary in 2010, the Outstanding Trails program has recognized 19 trails, donating more than $70,000 to clubs across the United S

tates and Canada. The program was established to raise awareness for responsible use, and preservation of, off-road trails while providing aid in the trails’ conservation efforts.

In collaboration with Tread Lightly! and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), BFGoodrich Tires is proud to present the 2010 Outstanding Trails:

  • Rausch Creek, Pa.
  • Drummond Island, Mich.
  • Yacolt, Wash.
  • Johnson Valley, Calif.
  • Holy Cross, Colo. Read More→

2010 raffle rig Colorado Associaton Of 4wd Clubs, Inc 2010 Raffle RigThe Colorado Association Of Four Wheel Drive Clubs and the Ute Pass Iron Goats are pleased to present the 2010 raffle vehicle, a 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport.  Featuring a long arm kit and riding on new rims and 33×10.5 KM2s, this sweet rig is set for wheeling.  Tera Low’s keeps you crawling, but if you get in a hairy spot, the sliders will save your rockers and a Warn winch will pull you out.  Don’t worry about running out of fuel because there’s an extra can next to the hi-lift and spare tire.  For storage you’ve got Tuffy storage box, but if there’s not enough room for everything else, a Warrior rack sits on the roof.

But why are we giving away this great rig?  This is the primary way that we raise money for the association.  Most of this money is used to help support land use, but some is also used for our scholarship fund and to help us continue to unite four wheel drive enthusiasts throughout Colorado.  So, buy your tickets now at WWW.Hightrails.org or from our snail mail: COA4WDCI, P.O. BOX 150434. Lakewood, Co 80215 and see if you can take this sweet rig home!  This year’s raffle will be held after the Christmas For Kids parade, on December 4th, 2010 at 2pm at Southside Johnny’s in Colorado Springs.

Thanks to all the vendors that contributed to this build, including 4WD Extreme, 4Wheel Parts, 4×4 OffRoad and Used Parts, Adler Publishing, BF Goodrich, Colorado Canyon Signs, Edgewater Jeep, Four To Go, Fun Treks Publishing, High Country Performance Center, JKS Manufacturing, Mile High Jeep Club, Optima, Predator 4 Wheel Drive, Pikes Peak Auto Body, Rock Junkie’s 4×4 Club, Rubicon Express, Schumachers, SuperTrucks USA, TnT Customs, Tomken, Trailridge Runners, Tuffy, Warn, Warrior Products, and Woodland Park Napa.

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POCATELLO, ID (March 2)–The BlueRibbon Coalition is proud to report huge success in land use at the Griffin King of the Hammers (KOH) race. With two vehicles in the 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers race, Motorsport Fabrication Services (MFS) of Lincoln, California, may not have won the race, but they insured that wheeled motorized access won big. With a race-a-thon lead by MFS and BFGoodrich Tires driver Travis Carpenter in his 4405 “Land-use” race vehicle, MFS managed to raise nearly $20,000 for various land-use organizations. Read More→

BRC Announces Release of BRC’s Recreation News

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

BRC is has added another tool to help our members and supporters learn about the issues that affect you.

In an age of information overload, it’s difficult to filter out the chaff and focus on just one issue. And when that issue is recreational access — it’s even harder to tolerate the misinformation and bias!

BRC’s Recreation News provides a snapshot of breaking news on recreation and public lands issues. We break it down by state, link to the story, and, when the mood strikes, we even offer some of BRC’s legendary pithy commentary.

Each day BRC’s Public Lands Department staff scans the World Wide Web and the different media outlets in order to bring you the information that matters to you. We do this to help you protect your roads, trails and snowmobile areas.

BRC’s Recreation News is the place to stay on top of the issues.

To subscribe, just go to www.sharetrails.org/subscribe, and fill out the appropriate information. Then under “Please select the mailing lists you would like to be subscribed to:” select “BRC’s Recreation News” from the list of check boxes and then click “Subscribe”.

You must signup to receive BRC’s Recreation News even if you are already on the Action Alert list. This will not change any other list you are already signed up for.

Thanks!

Brian Hawthorne
Public Lands Policy Director
BlueRibbon Coalition
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WILL GLOBAL WARMING TRUMP MULTIPLE USE?

Friday, February 12th, 2010

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is beginning the process of revising their regulations that govern how the agency prepares Forest Plans. Known as the “Planning Rule,” these regulations will be the driving force behind how the agency develops, amends and revises their Land Use Plans.

This is a big deal.

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Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

Dale Bartholomew from Utah just sent us information about some important legislation just introduced in the Utah House of Representatives.

I have pasted his emails below; please take a couple of minutes to read over the information and pass it along.

Thanks,
Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

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