BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Forest Service need and want your help in the continuing efforts to update the Forest Plans across the Blue Mountains National Forests — including the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests.  In July and August there will be several opportunities for you to get involved and the public is invited to attend one of the public workshops listed below.

As you may know, the current Forest Plans are from 1990. Over the past 25 years, the landscape has changed significantly.  Social and economic conditions have also changed across the Blue Mountains region since 1990.  For these reasons and others, it is time for new Forest Plans to guide our future land-management decisions.

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MILLVILLE, Minn. – The 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing (ATVMX), hit the home stretch on Saturday with its visit to legendary Spring Creek MX Park kicking off stops at four of the most iconic tracks on the planet to wrap up the season. Faced with some of the most challenging track conditions of the season, reigning three-time AMA Pro ATV Champion Chad Wienen rose to the occasion with a dominant 1-1 performance that gave the Wienen Motorsports/Maxxis/SSi Decals/Walsh Race Craft Yamaha rider his fourth overall victory of the season and extended his lead in the championship.

Kawasaki-Texas-Trophy-Hunters-Association-6-25-15Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to be the Official Utility Vehicle of the Texas Trophy Hunters Association (TTHA). The Kawasaki MULE PRO-series vehicles will be used on the award-winning outdoor television show, TROPHY HUNTERS TV and will be featured in The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters magazine.

“We are excited to be working with such a widely recognized voice in the hunting community,” said Kawasaki Vice President of Marketing, Chris Brull. “The Texas Trophy Hunters Association and its events are an excellent platform for the MULE PRO-series of vehicles and the Kawasaki STRONG brand.”

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Editor’s Note: Racer Wayne Matlock provided this first-hand account of the team’s race for this year’s 2015 SCORE Baja 500.

Well that was fun! I have been dreaming of racing Baja in a car for a long time. I know some of you are thinking, you dreamed of racing a UTV and not a class 1 car or a trophy truck? But yeah I actually love driving the UTV and have been working hard to make it happen for some time now. In order to keep this somewhat short enough to keep the attention span of most of my friends (myself included) I will leave out my pre-running story and go straight to the race.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Nearly 8,000 concerned individuals have joined the American Motorcyclist Association to oppose the spread of higher-ethanol blended fuels across the country, the motorcyclist advocacy organization announced today.

The AMA is asking for signatures to its online petition that urges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to increase the proposed renewable fuel volumes this year and, instead, to adopt lower mandates.

As of this afternoon, about 7,800 people had signed.

Kawasaki-Motor-Corp-Logo-1-3-14Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is announcing today that Steve Austin has joined the Kawasaki STRONG family as brand ambassador. Austin, a Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer, action movie star as well as TV and radio personality will be appearing in upcoming Kawasaki MULE™ PRO-series advertising and marketing campaigns. He will also be featured in Kawasaki’s online properties and make special appearances at upcoming events.

“Steven Austin is the perfect fit for the MULE PRO-series and the Kawasaki STRONG brand,” said Kawasaki Vice President of Marketing Chris Brull. “He can really put the family of machines to the test, especially on his ranch property in Texas, where the versatility, durability and strength of these rugged four-wheelers will shine through.”

BJ Baldwin poses with his new Can-Am Maverick X ds Turbo side-by-side.

BJ Baldwin poses with his new Can-Am Maverick X ds Turbo side-by-side.

Valcourt, Québec, Canada, June 15, 2015 – BRP reinforces its performance leadership in the off-road powersports industry by collaborating with off-road racer, YouTube sensation and Recoil video series icon “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin.

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Minneapolis – Polaris Industries Inc. today announced the company will award two lucky winners the ability to race against the Pros in a Single-Seat Polaris ACE™ at the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series season finale.

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Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers earned numerous wins and podiums this past weekend during national and regional races across North America. Kyle Chaney won the XC1 Pro UTV class with Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle at the John Penton Grand National Cross Country race in Ohio. Can-Am Maverick racers also scored wins in the Texas Off-Road Nationals, Louisiana Cross Country Series and a solid second-place finish at the SCORE International Baja 500.

Kawasaki-Motor-Corp-Logo-1-3-14IRVINE, Calif. (June 9, 2015) – Kawasaki has named renowned racing industry veteran Bruce Stjernstrom to lead racing operations, replacing senior racing manager Reid Nordin, who has left the company. Stjernstrom returns with 20 years of experience at Kawasaki, having previously led both the racing and marketing departments, and will report to Chris Brull, Vice President of Marketing for Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A.

“Bruce brings a wealth of knowledge and business acumen to our racing program,” said Brull. “Bruce was a cornerstone of Kawasaki Team Green™, as well as leading multiple championship winning teams while directing our professional racing programs. We know he has a passion for the sport that is only matched by his passion for Kawasaki.”