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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