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John Stewart

McCarthy, Cook, and McClintock Lead Fight to Ensure OHV Access to Public Lands

Today, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Congressman Paul Cook, and House Natural Resources Committee Federal Lands Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock authored and signed onto a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Acting Director Brian Steed requesting new policy and guidelines for BLM state and field offices to implement Independent Monitoring Programs (IMP) at competitive off-highway vehicle (OHV) events on Federal land to avoid triggering Cost Recovery. 

McCarthy released the following statement:

“In California, we are blessed to have access to some of the most awe-inspiring public lands on the planet and many communities, such as those in eastern Kern County, rely on access to public lands for OHV tourism and recreation.

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Tom Severin

Mild AMS?

It was the second day of a three-day excursion to the Sweetwater Mountains, just north of Bridgeport, California. We stopped for some sightseeing high on the peak of Mt. Patterson. At 11,674 feet, we marveled at the incredible views. East looking into Nevada are the Bodie Hills and Corey Peak and looking west provides an extensive view of the Sierra Range.

Unfortunately, not everyone enjoyed the stop. One guest complained of a headache and brief spell of dizziness when making a quick move to exit the vehicle. Talking with the others, I learned that everyone experienced shortness of breath while setting up camp the night before.

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John Stewart

Message from Sharetrails/BRC New Executive Director

I’m excited to introduce myself to each of you! In early July I was welcomed by the Board of the BlueRibbon Coalition as the new Executive Director of the Sharetrails.Org/BlueRibbon Coalition (ST/BRC) (PRESS RELEASE HERE). It’s easy to talk about yourself but I want my first introduction to you to be about YOU!! I want to talk about how WE as an organization can fight for what matters most to you and why. This movement, our initiatives are about fighting VIGOROUSLY for your access rights!

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John Stewart

NSSF Reminds Shooters to Take Precautions Against Starting Wildfires

Shooters Help Prevent Wildfires - Wildfires have many causes, Don't be one of themNEWTOWN, Conn. — Wildfires have many causes, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation is urging shooters and hunters to not be one of them. 

NSSF’s “Help Prevent Wildfires” infographic contains sobering facts about the scale and costs of wildfires, noting that 90 percent of all wildfires are human-caused — accounting for more than 60,000 per year. Wildfires threaten animal and human life and burn millions of acres land. Fighting wildfires is dangerous work, and the costs of suppressing wildfires is staggering — more than $2 billion in 2017. We often think of the largest, most destructive wildfires taking place in the arid landscapes of the West, but as the infographic points out, the southern and eastern parts of the United States have a large number of wildfires as well. 

NSSF reminds shooters and all outdoor recreationists to be mindful of their surroundings and actions to avoid being the cause of a wildfire. Precautions include: 

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John Stewart

CELEBRATE AMERICA’S INDEPENDENCE AT EIGHT BATTLEFIELD PARKS AND HISTORIC DESTINATIONS

The American Battlefield Trust recommends these events and activities at some of America's most famous historic sites

This July, Americans will celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the document was adopted by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, formally declaring that America’s 13 colonies viewed themselves as free and independent states.  In honor of Independence Day, the American Battlefield Trust — a national nonprofit organization that preserves battlefields of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War — recommends these eight family-friendly Fourth of July events at historic destinations nationwide:

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