Access Advocacy

Natural Resources Consultant

Jeff Blewett

Jeff Blewett

Natural Resources Consultant - North

Advocating for access since 1959

We maintain a full-time office in Sacramento. Our staff and volunteers have worked for decades with legislators and land use managers to provide input, influence, expertise and manpower to keep lands open to OHVs.

We monitor issues facing us locally, statewide and nationally, and we also use the services of a professional lobbying firm.

Through our legal fund, we are able to participate in lawsuits to keep our land open, along with assisting other organizations with their legal battles.

We keep our members informed about the issues through our In GearTM magazine, email alerts, and our website.

Wilderness

We work to prevent federal legislation that would create more wilderness areas.

Wildlife

We work with state and federal agencies to ensure that the needs of threatened and endangered species are balanced with recreational access.

Water

We work with local, state and federal agencies to monitor regulations and legislation pertaining to riparian areas that would negatively affect recreation.
Attending Oceano SVRA stakeholders meeting regarding air quality and other issues at the park

Air

We work with local, state and federal agencies on issues affecting air quality to ensure that recreational interests are represented.
Photo of wind turbines on ridge

Energy

We monitor renewable energy projects that affect access to trails and recreation areas.

Access Advocacy Blog

  • Week #8: OHV Coronavirus update

    Slowly we are starting to see states, counties and cities begin to reopen after governors start to ease up on their local “shelter in place” orders. It’s going to be a slow process getting everything reopened and everyone back to work, but unfortunately for us who live in California it will seem like we are in slow motion. Governor Newsom’s four-phase plan will keep many parts of our economy locked down for a few more months.

  • Update on Carnegie legislation

    Here is a quick update on both the bills regarding Carnegie SVRA.

    AB 2551- Alameda/Tesla Carnegie SVRA Expansion – As of April 30, 2020 the bill had been cancelled at the request of the author.

    SB 1147- Carnegie SVRA – The bill has been referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 5 and no action scheduled.

  • TreadLightly! at a distance flyer

    Week #7: OHV Coronavirus update

    The good news is that some of this week’s updates are places opening back up and not being closed due to the coronavirus. Although USFS Region 5 has announced that most developed recreation sites will remain closed through May 15, the individual forests are slowly opening motorized roads and trails as seasonal road and trail closures are lifted.

  • Public meeting on Oceano Dunes Habitat Conservation Plan May 13

    Public Meeting Purpose:

    The purpose of the public meeting is to receive comment on the Oceano Dunes HCP Draft EIR. This is an opportunity for the pubic to provide verbal comment on the environmental analysis contained in the Draft EIR. Anyone wishing to provide verbal comment will be given an opportunity to speak. Meeting participation is the only way to submit verbal comment. It is not necessary to attend the meeting to submit written comment. The public may also submit written comment on the Draft EIR through emailing comments to the following address: OceanoDunesHCP@parks.ca.gov.

  • BLM seeks public comment on off-highway vehicle routes in the Vinagre Wash Special Management Area

    The Bureau of Land Management El Centro Field Office invites the public to provide written comments on additional off-highway vehicle (OHV) routes in the Vinagre Wash Special Management Area, near Palo Verde, Imperial County.  The public comment period will end on May 21.

    This Special Management Area, designated under the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (Public Law 116-9) in March 2019, allows for the consideration of additional routes that would provide significant or unique recreational opportunities and are consistent with the purposes of the Management Area. 

  • Week #6: OHV Coronavirus update

    As we go into the sixth week of this “shelter in place order” there looks to be light at the end of the tunnel. This week, 16 states are taking the first steps to reopening and putting their people back to work.


Find your legislators

Want to contact your legislators? Use the links below to find out who your representatives are.


Who's in charge?

Have a question about what's going on with the public lands in your area? Here's where to start looking.
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
They manage areas like Imperial Sand Dunes (Glamis), large parts of the desert, and many other areas.
US Forest Service
Region 5 of the US Forest Service covers California.
CA OHMVR Commission
The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission is involved in many of the issues that we have on state public lands.
CA State Parks
This is the agency responsible for operating our state parks, including State Vehicular Recreation Areas (SVRAs).
CA Coastal Commission
This commission has input on our recreation when it occurs along the coast, such as Oceano SVRA.

Our Positions

Where we stand on issues facing recreation.

Oppose SB249

Oppose AB1 and SB1

Support AB 1077

Solar & Wind Energy Projects

S138 Position

Rubicon Trail Position

Wilderness Additions

Johnson Valley Position

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Contact

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