Snow Cruiser built to Explore the Antarctic Committee To Plan National Forest Designation National Forest Designation Public Meetings Massachusetts E-15 fuel is NOT approved for snowmobile use Yellowstone National Park snowmobile access
  • Snow Cruiser cutaway
    Jul 06, 2015

    Built in 1939 for $150,000 ($2.5 million in 2015 dollars) the Snow Cruiser was designed to explore the Antarctic under the command of U.S. Rear-Admiral Richard E. Byrd.     Designed by Dr. Thomas C. Poulter, Director of the Armour Institute in Chicago, and built by the Pullman Company, of…

  • Massachusetts National Forest Designation
    Jun 29, 2014

    The Franklin Regional Council of Governments has contacted 20 communities, requesting that the town Select Boards appoint a representative to the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Advisory¬†Committee to study the National Forest Designation. The deadline is July 25, 2014.   There are 20 communities in the study area, 11 in Franklin…

  • National Forest Designation Public Meetings Massachusetts
    Feb 10, 2014

    Do you support or oppose land being designated as National Forest in Massachusetts?   There is a proposal by the state and the U.S. Forest Service that would provide federal funds to expand forestry activities on privately owned land. Those lands would potentially be designated a National Forest under control…

  • Jan 28, 2014

    An earlier post concerning E-15 ethanol fuel outlined that the EPA had not approved the blended gas for use in Snowmobiles. This followed concerns by the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association requesting proper scientific testing of E-15 before being introduced into the marketplace.   The National Motorists Association recently announced that…

  • Oct 24, 2013

    The BlueRibbon Coalition reports: The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the release of a final Rule/Regulation for Winter Use of Yellowstone. The publishing of the final Rule officially completes the Winter Use Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) process. The final Rule assures continued access to Yellowstone in Winter by…

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