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Category: Land Use

BLM Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) Special Recreation Permit (SRP) Subgroup Meeting – Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Over the last several months the DAC SRP Subgroup has been working to develop a recommendation for an operating plan to be used by those holding events on BLM lands that require a Special Recreation Permit. (See below for a description from the BLM website of the various activities that would require a SRP permit.) [...]

TAKE ACTION FOR TRAILS!

TAKE ACTION FOR TRAILS!

  Support funding for trails, bikes, pedestrians, and safe routes to school ACTION in the SENATE ~ Two Amendments!   CLICK HERE to contact your Senators.   Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Update ~ Klobuchar Amendment   The Senate’s version of the transportation bill (MAP-21) does NOT include dedicated funding for the Recreational Trails Program. However, [...]

Secretary Salazar Confirms Costs of ESA Litigation & Settlements are Unknown

Secretary Salazar Confirms Costs of ESA Litigation & Settlements are Unknown

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today during a Full Committee hearing on the President’s FY 2013 budget, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar agreed that reforms to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are needed to make it less lawsuit driven and admitted that he doesn’t currently know how much the Department spends on ESA-related litigation costs.  The [...]

National OHV Lobby Days March 14th-15th

National OHV Lobby Days March 14th-15th The most powerful voice comes from you. Join your fellow OHV enthusiasts from across the country, and call for a meeting with your local congressmen to educate him or her on the 29 Palms Marine Base expansions and why we need to save this unique OHV area. Congress will [...]

ORBA efforts help raise over $8000.00 for SavetheHammers.org

ORBA efforts help raise over $8000.00 for SavetheHammers.org

    The Off Road Business Association attended the 6th Running of the Griffin King of the Hammers last week in Johnson Valley, California. Fred and Jeff worked worth California Motorized Recreation Council Leadership and multiple ORBA members to raise much needed funds to help starve off the 29 palms Base expansion efforts that will [...]

CRMC and Saving Johnson Valley

CRMC and Saving Johnson Valley

Opinion, by Kurt Schneider Rogue OHV activist! One of the most common complaints of many OHV enthusiasts, including myself, is that our pro-access organizations don’t really work together to fight for our access. Generally our organizations keep their cards close to their chest when it comes to sharing information and unfortunately they try to tackle [...]

Recreation advocate article to appear in Law Book

Recreation advocate article to appear in Law Book

Lakeside, CA (Jan 4, 2012) – An article advocating recreation inclusion in public lands management policy will be published in law book designed for classroom use in U.S. Law schools. The article, written by John Stewart,  will appear in the Natural Resources Law 2nd Edition, authored by Jan Laitos, University of Denver Sturm College of Law. [...]

The Epidemic of Extreme Environmentalism, Part 2  The Push-Back

The Epidemic of Extreme Environmentalism, Part 2 The Push-Back

by Amy Granat for OffRoadPress   The callous disregard in which extreme environmental organizations hold the economic well-being of the American family has been in evidence of late. The employment situation in our country continues to cause concern and the fear of deep recession grows ever larger. But  extreme environmental organizations think nothing of aggressively [...]

The Epidemic of Extreme Environmentalism.

The Epidemic of Extreme Environmentalism.

By Amy Granat for OffRoadPress.   Recently, California Representatives Tom McClintock and Kevin McCarthy voiced concerns to the Forest Service about the need for our National Forests to remain open and accessible by all Americans. Both Representatives have written eloquently about the disturbing trend of the Forest Service to penalize those that enjoy motorized recreation [...]

Off-Road Business Association Attends North American Motorized Recreation Council Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

Off-Road Business Association Attends North American Motorized Recreation Council Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

On October 31, 2011, Jeff Knoll represented ORBA at the North American Motorized Recreation Council (NAMRC) meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. OHV advocate leadership from across the United States and Baja, Mexico attended the daylong roundtable and shared ideas, issues, and potential solutions to the daily attack on OHV users across the country.  Sponsored by [...]

ARIZONA – BLM – Havasu Travel Management Planning Update Public Meeting Scheduled

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, to discuss the Havasu Travel Management Plan (TMP). The meeting will be held at the Lake Havasu City Parks and Recreation Department Aquatic Center located at 100 Park Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, from 6 [...]

The Incredible Shrinking California Desert.

The Incredible Shrinking California Desert.

Who Owns the West Part 2…… By Jeff Knoll for OffRoadPress.com Looking at the figures regarding the amount of property the Federal Government owns in my article “Who Really Owns the West?”( http://offroadpress.com/2011/09/who-actually-owns-the-west/) sparked in interest in what the California Desert looks like regarding motorized access. While I can’t represent all the facts and figures [...]

29 Palms Base Expansion Opposition Efforts Continue

29 Palms Base Expansion Opposition Efforts Continue

Ontario, California–September 13th 2011The California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC) a non-profit association comprised of the leadership of the largest Off Highway Vehicle recreation organizations in California met with members of the 29 Palms Marines base expansion committee to engage in a status update regarding the draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS). The CMRC invited a number of [...]

BLM Seeks Public Input for Spruce Mountain Recreation Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wells Field Office is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues for the Spruce Mountain Recreation amendment to the 1985 Wells Resource Management Plan (RMP). The BLM is seeking public input to develop recreation management planning for off-highway vehicle use in this [...]

California OHV Leadership Meets in State Capital

California OHV Leadership Meets in State Capital

Off-highway vehicle leadership from the AMA District 36, District 37, American Sand Association, the California Association of 4-Wheel Drive Clubs, California-Nevada Snowmobile Association, and the Off-Road Business Association met with Aaron Read and Associates this week to discuss continued reallocation of California’s OHMVR trust fund monies in the form of loans and, most recently, rationalization [...]

The AMA reports U.S. Interior Dept reverses Wild Lands policy

Contact Secretary Salazar to thank him today! On June 1, the U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar issued a memorandum directing the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Robert Abbey to not designate any lands as “Wild Lands.” This memorandum reverses Secretarial Order 3310. The Order, issued December 22, 2010, by Salazar, [...]

The Marines goofed, HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE!!!

The Marines goofed, HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE!!!

Call or write now to request Johnson Valley extension Written by Amy Granat Friday, 20 May 2011 15:11 When preparing the website and public documents for the 29Palms Marine Base proposed expansion, the Marines neglected to give the correct mailing address for public comments on the home page of the website, and it is missing [...]

NEVADA – BLM – South Steptoe Travel Management Plan Preliminary EA Available

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is making the South Steptoe Travel Management Plan Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) available for public review and comment until June 30, 2011. The travel management plan designates routes for recreational use in south Steptoe Valley, south of Ely, in White Pine County, Nev. Road designations range from [...]

A Small win for Johnson Valley, can we make it a BIG win?

A Small win for Johnson Valley, can we make it a BIG win?

Last night we had the pleasure of attending the Johnson Valley/ 29 Palms Marine Base Expansion meeting in 29 Palms. I’ll have to be honest my perception walking into this meeting was completely different than when I walked out of the meeting. First of all I was worried that I was late to the meeting [...]

A Small Victory in the Battle for Land Use!

“That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” As I sat there listening to the famous speech by Abraham Lincoln, staring out the window that was etched with those very words on [...]

Off Highway Vehicle advocates travel to Washington DC to meet with the National Director of the BLM regarding the Special Recreational Permit process.

In response to perceived changes in the national policy of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a task force of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) leadership lead by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) headed to Washington DC on March 30th, 2011 to meet with the National Director of the BLM, Bob Abbey. The task force was [...]

Marine Corps Base Expansion Draft EIS Available for Public Review and Three Public Meetings Scheduled

29PALMS TRAINING LAND ACQUISITION/AIRSPACE ESTABLISHMENT DRAFT EIS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW: U.S. MARINE CORPS INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER, TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Department of the Navy, on behalf of the Marine Corps, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement [...]

The Final Push to Stop the Ban on Youth Motorcycles and ATVs Begins this Week

Congressional Hearing to Review CPSIA; Grassroots Advocacy at the 2011 Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2011 – Two years of persistent efforts by powersports enthusiasts, dealers and other industry representatives have driven Congress to action. On February 17, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will hold [...]

4130 Clothing and the 4405 “Land-use” team partner for Griffin King of the Hammers  Partnership will focus on bringing land-use issues to the younger crowd

4130 Clothing and the 4405 “Land-use” team partner for Griffin King of the Hammers Partnership will focus on bringing land-use issues to the younger crowd

4130 Clothing (www.4130clothing.com) and the 4405 “land-use” Team (www.ovrocksports.com) have partnered for the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers (www.kingofthehammers.com and www.ultra4racing.com). The partnership will focus on getting land-use issues into the eyes of younger OHV users, who normally are not involved with keeping public lands open to the public. According to 4405 team manager [...]

BLUERIBBON COALITION WILDERNESS ALERT!

Help Us Stop the Secretary that Would Steal Christmas! Just one day before Christmas Eve 2010, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced that he had signed an Order that seeks to embed a Wilderness review in every component of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) planning, creating a unique status for Wilderness different from other multiple [...]

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