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SEMA Sues U.S. Department of Transportation for Failing to Implement Replica Car Law

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) filed a petition in federal appellate court to require the government to allow replica car manufacturers to immediately begin production of brand-new, turn-key vehicles.  Under a 2015 law—the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)—low...

BLM to hold route inventory review meetings for New Mexico Public Lands

BLM to hold route inventory review meetings for the San Juan Basin Badlands, Boca del Oso and San Ysidro Travel Management Areas ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office invites the public to participate in an engaging conversation and review of route inventory maps...

Nonresident OHV decal required in Arizona

All OHVs designed by the manufacturer primarily for use over unimproved terrain and that weigh 2,500 pounds or less are required by law to display a valid OHV decal to operate on public and state trust lands. This includes “street legal” OHVs that meet these two requirements. Before the law was pas...

To be an Advocate, Be an Advocate

act strategically set priorities Start with a plan of what you are going to do, and priorities, and stay focused on the plan and priorities.  Stay focused on the plan and don’t wander into non-priority, off-topic areas. 2. Successful advocates have lots of patience … with themselves and...

Life with a Jeep - Hood Latch Replacement

A quick internet search yielded a variety of replacement hood latches covering a variety of years. My search did note there were a few hood latches that were year specific. I selected the Voodonala (see Figure 1) because of the style and the material was aluminum alloy with stainless steel hardware...

The Definitive Guide to Jeep Wrangler Wheels

ExtremeTerrain’s Jeep Wheel technical guide provides everything you need to know about Jeep Wrangler wheels in an easily digestible format armed with table of contents (for easy navigating), before and after imagery, specification tables, infographics, pros and cons, and video. There is even a sect...

Support S. 1527, the RTP Funding Transparency Act!

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct an updated study on the total amount of nonhighway recreational fuel taxes collected on an annual basis. The data from this study, a study to be conducted every five years thereafte...

USDA Proposes Bold Moves to Improve Forests Management, Grasslands

(Washington, D.C., June 12, 2019) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service (USFS) released proposed changes to modernize how the agency complies with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed updates would not only give the Forest Service the tools and flexibilit...

The History of the Jeep

Willys Quad – The First Jeep Back in 1940 with the WWII looming on the horizon, the U.S. military was in the market for an off-road vehicle that could help the troops traverse all kinds of terrain, including mud, dirt, deserts, and the open countryside. The American Bantam Car Company was the first...

Enjoy public lands and rivers safely this summer

Trails and Rivers When out on a trail, consider the trail’s level of difficulty and the hiker’s physical condition. Hydrate often, take breaks and dress appropriately for local weather and temperature. The public can help the BLM keep public lands beautiful and clean for everyone’s enjoyment by fol...


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