Access Advocacy

Natural Resources Consultants

John Stewart

John Stewart - South


Jeff Blewett

Jeff Blewett - 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 have two full-time paid natural resources consultants who 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

  • Governor vetoes Carnegie bill in a win for OHV users

    Governor vetoes Carnegie bill in a win for OHV users

    From Don Amador

    GOV. NEWSOM VETOES CARNEGIE BILL – Big victory last night for everyone associated with OHV recreation. Congrats to all of the activist men and women who attended hearings, sent letters, made phone calls, or provided insight while all the time remembering that we are stewards of this generation who protect responsible OHV recreation for future generations of California families.

  • Quartzsite Solar Project EIS open for comments

    If approved, the $1-billion solar energy project would generate 870 jobs and $72 million annually during peak construction, and deliver power to 117,000 homes in Southern California upon completion. The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on actions that would allow the proposed development of the Desert Quartzsite Solar Project, a 450-megawatt solar development in eastern Riverside County.

    The publication of the draft Environmental Impact Statement in the Federal Register through the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, Aug. 10 will signal the start of the 90-day public comment period, which will end on Nov. 8. In addition to the draft EIS, other documents made available for comment include the Environmental Impact Report and draft Land Use Plan Amendment.

  • Comments submitted on Sequoia-Sierra National Forest Plan Revisions

    Comments submitted on Cal4Wheel regarding the Sequoia-Sierra National Forest Plan Revision Update.

    Download copy of letter

    TEXT OF THE LETTER:

    September 25, 2019

    Plan Revision Team Lead

    323 Club Drive

    Vallejo CA 94592

    Subject: Sequoia and Sierra Forest Plan Revision Update

    Dear Planning Team:

    These comments are submitted on behalf of the California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal4Wheel) and its membership. Cal4Wheel represents clubs and individuals within the state of California that are part of the community of four-wheel drive enthusiasts. These comments are directed to the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Revision of the Sequoia and Sierra National Forests Land Management Plans. This document shall not supplant the rights of other Cal4Wheel agents and organizational or individual members from submitting their own comments and the agency should consider and appropriately respond to all comments received to this proposed planning project.

  • What is standing?

    Many people are voicing complaints about the pending loss of their favorite trail and are threatening to file a lawsuit. Sounds simple. But, is it that simple?

    Keep in mind, to file a lawsuit, you must have “standing” and prove that you are “harmed” by the decision. So, just what is “standing” and what is “harm”?


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.

Issue Tracker


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

  • Phone:
    916-381-8300
    800-4X4-FUNN
  • E-Mail:
    office@cal4wheel.com