• Recreational Trails Program Buy America Requirement
    Jan 22, 2017

    Groomers are expensive, starting in the tens of thousands for small units and the hundreds of thousands for the large snow movers. You may wonder how clubs can afford to purchase groomer and pay for repairs. It’s not easy. The recent Recreational Trails Program Buy America requirement adds a twist…

  • Committee To Plan National Forest Designation
    Jun 29, 2014

    The Franklin Regional Council of Governments has contacted 20 communities, requesting that the town Select Boards appoint a representative to the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Advisory Committee to study the National Forest Designation. The deadline is July 25, 2014.   There are 20 communities in the study area, 11 in Franklin…

  • National Forest Designation Public Meetings Massachusetts
    Feb 10, 2014

    Do you support or oppose land being designated as National Forest in Massachusetts?   There is a proposal by the state and the U.S. Forest Service that would provide federal funds to expand forestry activities on privately owned land. Those lands would potentially be designated a National Forest under control…

  • Yellowstone National Park snowmobile access
    Oct 24, 2013

    The BlueRibbon Coalition reports: The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the release of a final Rule/Regulation for Winter Use of Yellowstone. The publishing of the final Rule officially completes the Winter Use Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) process. The final Rule assures continued access to Yellowstone in Winter by…

  • Snowmobiles at Yellowstone National Park
    Sep 15, 2013

    The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the signing of the Yellowstone Winter Use Plan Record of Decision by Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels. The ROD officially completes the Winter Use Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) process. The ROD assures continued access to Yellowstone in Winter by both snowmobiles and…

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