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Forest OHV trails reopen for 2015; feature improvements

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:13

Gainesville, Ga. (April 1, 2015) – As a sure sign of spring, all off highway vehicle (OHV) trails across the national forest have reopened, many with new improvements. Within the national forest, OHV trails are specifically designated and signed to increase public safety and minimize potential forest damage.
 
“We want our OHV trails to be sustainable ride after ride, year after year,” said Forest Supervisor Betty Jewett. “Improvements such as trail reroutes and size limiting gates help make that possible.”


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Categories: Legislation

ATV Safety Institute Again Offers Free ATV Safety Training

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 21:49

The ATV Safety Institute will provide free rider training for the second straight year during ATV Safety Week this spring. The ASI is again working with partners across America who will be volunteering to provide free ATV RiderCourses and other safety education June 6–14.


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Regular to Rugged Giveaway!

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 21:16

ExtremeTerrain is giving away a Rugged Ridge Prize Pack worth $500

MALVERN, Pa (March 12, 2015) - ExtremeTerrain is very excited to have partnered with Rugged Ridge for their latest giveaway. The Rugged Ridge Prize Pack Giveaway includes some awesome Jeep accessories, both stylish and functional. A 13.5’’ LED Light Bar, grab handles, front seat protectors, and front and rear floor mats are all included. With $500 in merchandise, one lucky winner will get to take their Wrangler from Regular to Rugged!


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Categories: Legislation

Salvaged Power Window Regulators - 1989 Raider

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 17:14

As 4x4 vehicles are subject to frequent dusty environments, an accumulation of dust can affect the functioning of simple things like power window controllers.  The following is a step by step procedure that was used to salvage the power window regulators in my 1989 Raider.  While these steps are specific to the Raider, similar steps may help in other Mitsubishi Montero and Raider model years.  As a word of caution, there are different types of power window control mechanisms.  And, this is an effort meant to save costs over full replacement cost of the regulator.


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Categories: Legislation

JCR Offroad Giveaway From ExtremeTerrain

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:54

Enter to WIN a FREE JCR Armor Upgrade for your Wrangler

MALVERN, PA (2/3/2015) - ExtremeTerrain is excited to announce that they have partnered with JCR Offroad for their latest awesome giveaway. JCR is known to build strong and reliable armor that also includes a unique and tough style. JCR Offroad offers a full line of high quality armor and bumpers, and the JCR name has become synonymous with quality.


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Categories: Legislation

What NEPA is and is not...

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 09:05

I recently received an email from a county supervisor outlining a situation where the county believed that the Forest Service was in violation of a county law when they closed close to 400 miles of routes in the forest that spanned two counties.  After reading the details submitted, I noted several false assumptions cited in the discussion.

First, let me address what NEPA is and is not.


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Categories: Legislation

ARRA Washington Newsletter - Feb 2015

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 15:00

Congressional Committees -- Congress spent much of January getting itself organized.  This means appointing committee members and subcommittee members as well as adopting procedural rules for each committee.  This process also involves hiring new staff for the various committees.

Of particular interest to us is the fact that Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) is the new chairman of the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands, formerly known the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. 


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San Bernardino National Forest Map Card for Lowrance HDS & Elite HD Available

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 13:28

The San Bernardino National Forest Lowrance GPS OHV map including popular areas like Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Silverwood, and Lytle creek, has been completed and is shipping! The mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest is packed with adventure. Loaded with trails from easy graded dirt roads to some of the most well known trails in California, such as the John Bull Trail.


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