BRC's Recreation News 02.23.10 - 02.25.10: Lots of news on Obama's Secret Monuments, and news from CA, WA, CO, AK and UT‏
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OBAMA/DEPT OF INTERIOR MONUMENT NEWS:
Utah lawmakers to rally against potential national monuments

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9757317&autostart=y
Utah fears repeat of land grab by feds, wary of list of national monument candidates in West
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,1623986.story
This, from the Salt Lake Tribune who did nothing but provide cover for Bruce Babbitt and Bill Clinton when they announced a 2 million acre National Monument in Utah. What hypocrisy. No wonder nobody reads the SL Tribune anymore!
Utah monuments
Feds should talk to the locals first

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14450120
And even GJ Sentinel, who normally editorializes in support of big land grabs, is cautioning Obama against unilateral monument designation
Keep 'public' in public-lands policy

http://www.gjsentinel.com/opinion/ar...bliclands_pol/
War on the West II
http://blog.heritage.org/2010/02/23/war-on-the-west-ii/
Bennett: No monuments without Congress' OK
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14450119
I offer this in the "somewhat related" department....
While Obama's DOI plots in secret to spend 3 BILLION dollars buying private in-holdings in National Monuments that have yet to be created, the department lets valuable and historical assets be lost or destroyed. Sheesh...

Interior Department faulted for preservation lapses

http://alturl.com/f4if
WASHINGTON - Inspectors say it is just one too-typical example of how Interior Department agencies care for - or don't - the artifacts in their museums and research. "Countless artwork, artifacts and other museum objects are in jeopardy" because proper preservation and protection has been neglected at sites nationwide, according to reports on five separate Interior agencies released by the department's inspector general last week.
MONTANA:
Was Tester's wilderness proposal written in secret?

http://alturl.com/9k8h
WASHINGTON STATE:
Bipartisan bill to expand wilderness

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepol...ves/195657.asp
CALIFORNIA:
Off-road fans will need to wait longer

http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/02/24/...d-to-wait.html
Modoc travels a different path on road closures
http://www.redding.com/news/2010/feb...road-closures/
Off-road vehicles on Oceano Dunes kicking up dust blamed for Nipomo Mesa pollution
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2010/02...ano-dunes.html
ARKANSAS:
Outrage on the Ouachita continues
BRC assisted several local clubs and individuals file an administrative appeal on the Ouachita NF Travel Plan. Its great to see local counties and even US Senators support OHV users. Read and enjoy!

Polk County Appeals Forest Plan

http://www.swtimes.com/articles/2010...s022410_06.txt
COLORADO:
Come forward, Wilderness Workshop

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20...ntProfile=1061
Forest Alliance holds Carbondale forum on wilderness
http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20...ntProfile=1058
IDAHO:
Forest Service considers opening elk closure; studying new migration

http://www.magicvalley.com/news/loca...8c34dcc56.html
UTAH:
In the "Public Lands - Blessing or Curse" department...

Utah legislators energize states' rights rally

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14456024
Utah Legislature: Bills seeks to reclaim certain federal lands, provides funding for legal battle
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/7...ral-lands.html



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