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BLM to Hold Public Scoping Meetings for Sombrillo Travel Management Plan and Environmental Assessment

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office invites you to participate in a second round of public engagement meetings on the travel and transportation planning process for the Sombrillo Travel Management Area (TMA).  The TMA is approximately 20 miles north of Santa Fe, east of US-...

National Campaign Encourages Boat Safety

A national safe boating campaign kicking off March 17-23 encourages boat operators to take a certified boat safety course. Spring Aboard – Take a Boating Education Course wants boaters to get educated prior to the start of the boating season. State Game and Fish Department education coordinator Br...

Hunting and Fishing Expenditure Report Finalized

Hunting and fishing in North Dakota contributed an estimated $2.1 billion in annual input to the state’s economy, according to a recent report by the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. The report, commissioned by the North Dakota Game and Fish Departm...

OHV Economic Impact Studies Available

Last year NOHVCC asked for Partners and others to share recent OHV economic impact studies so NOHVCC could make them available to the OHV community.  As usual our Partners responded.  In addition, staff has collected various other economic impact studies that we were aware of.  Take a look below to ...

BLM seeks public input for the Sand Mountain Recreation Area EA

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office has completed a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the Sand Mountain Recreation Area [SMRA] Campground Improvement and Maintenance EA. The BLM is seeking public comment and input on this DEA and public input under Sec...

Positive Payload 2019 Winter Winners Announced

Habitat Philly has repaired 500 homes and built 215, directly impacting more than 1,700 people since it launched as a regional, independently chartered, affiliate of the well-known Habitat for Humanity organization in 2003. Families in need of assistance partner with Habitat to commit sweat equity ...

Tips of the Month - Braking while towing

Remember that the added weight of your trailer, along with its length, will cause acceleration to be slower and your stopping distance to increase while towing.  Find an open space with little to no traffic to practice accelerating and braking to help you become more familiar with how long it wil...

Tips for Accelerating and Braking While Towing

Make sure your mirrors are adjusted so that you can see your trailer and the area behind it. Drive slowly at first, going about 5 miles per hour (MPH) or so. Gradually increase your speed so that you get a feel for how much additional time it will take to accelerate with the added weight of your t...

RAXIOM $5,000 Giveaway on ExtremeTerrain.com

Even though RAXIOM is strictly an automotive lighting company, the grand finalist is welcome to select their winning products and mods from any of the categories on XT’s site including: Armor, Bumpers, Exhaust, Lift Kits, Tops, Winches and more! Potential participants have until 11:59 PM Eastern Ti...

Go Exploring

In the process, you force yourself out of your comfort zone, to take some chances. Scouting – a form of exploring – is like that. You’re checking out a new area, and going in ready to accept challenges that may come your way. Expect the unexpected Part of the fun of exploring, as odd as it sounds, ...


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