In August of 2012, the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) and the California Association of 4Wheel Drive Clubs (Cal 4 Wheel) joined forces with the other forest product and multiple use groups in filing a lawsuit to require the Forest Service to modify its new planning rule to avoid the devastating impact that this rule would have on the health of National Forests, recreational uses of the forests and the economies of communities located near such forests.
The U.S. Forest Service formally adopted new National Forest Planning rules on April 9, 2012. The new regulations shift the agency away from a jobs and ecosystem approach. Instead, the planning rule would cement the National Forests into endless litigation over single species management; an approach that even the agency admits has failed repeatedly in the last three decades…View Case
Utah - Moab and the San Rafael Swell
Will environmentalist lawsuits close Utah’s icon OHV areas such as Moab and the San Rafael Swell? Any reasonable person would assume that even Utah’s radical anti-recreation groups would be happy with the new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans in Utah. After all, those plans closed nearly half of the existing roads and trails and imposed severe restrictions on all recreational uses, including camping, mountain biking and group rides.
Of course, that assumption would be incorrect. Utah’s environmentalists are not reasonable. No less than eleven Wilderness activist groups, led by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) is demanding the federal courts gut the BLM’s new plans, proving once again that no amount of closures is enough for these radicals…View Case