Blue Ribbon Coalition Action Alert. Bridger-Teton NF and Boise NF

The Blue Ribbon Coalition is not one of my favorite groups because of their uncompromising stance in favor of recreational motor vehicles. They also try to get me fired every so often.

I do get their alerts to their members, however. Here is one very relevant to those who care about the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and another for the Boise National Forest. Do as they say, or more likely do just the opposite. Ralph Maughan

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Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

Attention Western Wyoming and Eastern Idaho recreationists!

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is working on their new travel plan and as part of that process they will be hosting three OHV Workshops asking the public to assist with development of alternatives to the current Proposal for a Designated Motorized Road and Trail system. A schedule of these meetings is listed below. The proposed system is available for public review on the forest’s website at

The schedule and location of the OHV Workshops:

Tuesday March 20, 2007 6:00 pm
Togwotee Mountain Lodge, Pavilion Room
On Highway 26-287 just west of
Togwotee Pass

Wednesday March 21, 2007 6:00 pm
Wilson Elementary School, cafeteria room
Off Highway 22
Wilson, WY

Thursday March 22, 2007 6:00 pm
Jackson Hole High School, cafeteria room
Jackson, WY

For more information, contact David Wilkinson at the Jackson Ranger District at (307) 739-5544.


Thanks in advance for your support,
Brian Hawthorne
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 102

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. . . and here is one they just sent out for the Boise National Forest. Ralph Maughan



Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

Attention Idaho Recreationists!

The USDA-Forest Service has just released their Proposed Action for the management of public, motorized wheeled-vehicle travel on the Mountain Home Ranger District of the Boise National Forest.
This proposal focuses on changes within the five “E” Travel Management Areas on the Ranger District but also includes a few select revisions to public motorized travel management within other travel management areas.

Copies of the Proposed Action documents and maps are available to view or download on the forest’s website at

Three open house-style public meetings have been scheduled where FS employees will be available to discuss the Proposed Action and provide the opportunity for detailed map reviews and address questions. The meeting schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 1:00 P. M.
Boise River Senior Center
Pine, Idaho

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 7:00 P. M.
American Legion Post #26
515 East 2nd South
Mountain Home, Idaho

Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:00 P. M.
Sierra Conference Room
Best Western Vista Inn at the Airport,
2645 Airport Way
Boise, Idaho

Public comments on the Proposed Action are welcomed and encouraged. Comments will be most helpful if they identify the specific changes to the Proposed Action you think are needed, why those changes should be made and how such a change would better meet your interests.

The comment deadline is April 6, 2007.

Submit written comments to:
Mountain Home Ranger District,
2180 American Legion Boulevard
Mountain Home, ID, 83647

Email comments to:
Please put “Motor Vehicle Travel Proposal” in the subject line of the e-mail comments.

For more information contact the Mountain Home Ranger District at (208) 587-7961 or visit the Boise National Forest website at


Thanks in advance for your support,
Brian Hawthorne
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 102








  1. MikeH Avatar

    The good ole BRC. You can always count on them for a good laugh.

    This group has been responsible for a giant amount of misinformation in the outdoor community.


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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