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October Land Use Updates, State By State

While we were away the Washington Examiner printed another “Big Green” expose. This will be old news to most of BRC’s Rec News subscribers. Still, pretty compelling reading.
Start with the oped below and check the other Examiner articles on the right.
SPECIAL REPORT: Working for Big Green can be a very enriching experience
http://brc1.us/9j87wx2
Related to the above…
SPECIAL REPORT: Ron Arnold – How Wendy Van Asselt and her friends made 26 million acres disappear
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/OpEd-Contributor/Ron-Arnold–103896534.html

Of course, Jim Lyon and Chris Wood disagree…
Environmental group is not a front for ‘Big Green’
http://brc1.us/z59ra8j

In other National News…
Can we officially call the U.S. Forest Service broken now?

U.S. Forest Service may set new limits for hunters and off-road vehicles in Huron-Manistee National Forest after court ruling
http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2010/10/us_forest_service_may_set_new.html

 

 

WASHINGTON STATE:


 

 

ALASKA:

Federal bureaucrats thumbing their noses at Congress and the courts… again.
No more: Congress’ intent ignored with wilderness review
http://brc1.us/r4rwitc

 

 

COLORADO:

Circular logic of the greenies…
In a nice piece of Mountain Biker Hate Mail, Wilderness activist Zach Hayes repeats the old saw of “vanishing wilderness.”
Heh… “vanishing”…. I wish.
The Greenies have proffered this canard for decades, and each decade what do we find? Why, more Wilderness, of course!
Zack wants mountain bikers to be happy with whatever trails The Wilderness Society says are okay, and they should just shut up whenever TWS decides they want more.

 

 

ARIZONA:


 

 

MONTANA:

Western Counties Alliance Meets with LC Commissioners
http://www.lincolncountyrecord.com/100930_alliance.html
Logging closes access to portion of Judiths
http://brc1.us/m7euxrw

 

 

OREGON:

Officials Crack Down On Park Trail Development
Move Disappoints Cyclists

http://www.kptv.com/news/25243002/detail.html
City says ‘yes’ to hikers, ‘maybe’ to bikers
Parks and Recreation will work on Forest Park trails for walking, but not for off-road cyclists

http://portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=128590560391260600
Forest Park hikers scored a victory and mountain bikers felt a little rejected Thursday when City Commissioner Nick Fish and Portland Parks and Recreation announced plans for the park that did not include new trails for off-road biking.
Related…
Forest Park plan moves forward
http://www.katu.com/news/local/104108554.html

 

 

IDAHO:

Lawmakers Split Over 330,000-Acre Idaho Wilderness Proposal
http://brc1.us/o1k0d74

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