Created: Monday, 06 June 2016 09:48
Written by US Marine Corps
The public is invited to attend a meeting discussing land use in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area.
10 A.M. to 12 P.M.
Saturday, June 25
Johnson Valley Community Center
50567 Quailbush Rd at Larrea Rd.
Johnson Valley, CA
To communicate the Marine Corps’ plans to conduct a large-scale scale exercise August 1-31, 2016 to include training in the Congressionally-established Shared Use Area. Temporary land closures in Johnson Valley and safety information will be discussed.
Created: Monday, 23 May 2016 10:56
Written by John Stewart, Cal4Wheel Natural Resources Consultant
Today Cal4Wheel met with California State Parks Director Lisa Mangat and Deputy Director Maria Mowery. We wish to thank them for the opportunity to meet and listen to issues of concern to Cal4Wheel members.
Cal4Wheel provided a briefing paper outlining our points of concern that was used as the basis of the discussion. Cal4 is calling for a permanent Deputy Director and a full complement of administration and staff to manage the nationally recognized OHMVR Program.
The discussion focused on the importance of the OHMVR Grants and Cooperative Agreements component. Within that framework, while the 9 State Vehicle Recreation Areas are an important part, the partnership with federal partners is the main beneficiary of the OHMVR Grants program.
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Created: Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:02
Written by Assemblyman Brian Jones
Bill clears Assembly Transportation Committee and now heads to Appropriations Committee
A bill by Assemblyman Brian Jones (R- Santee) to stop the state from taking money from off-highway vehicles (OHV) passed unanimously out of the Assembly Transportation Committee on Monday.
“California’s OHV program allows people to go off-road and into nature so that they can enjoy the beauty of our state,” Jones said. “OHV users pay fees to participate in this program, and it is wrong for the state to spend their money on completely unrelated projects.”
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Created: Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:13
Written by Peter Day, Senior Reporter
Reprinted from the Lucerne Valley Leader, April 12, 2016
Additional public meeting set for June 25
The month-long closure of an area of Johnson Valley popular among off-roaders is essential to preparing our nation's military for battle, according to representatives of the Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group.
The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms was initially built in 1952, but a lot has changed in more than 60 years. Weapons, both on the ground and in the air, have vastly improved, and the battlefield has become dramatically larger.
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