Access Advocacy

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

BLM announces draft environmental impact statement for desert plan amendment

15 January 2021
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management has released a draft environmental impact statement and plan amendment for the three plans ...

State Parks seeks additional input on future of Oceano Dunes SVRA and Pismo State Beach

31 December 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) is seeking additional public feedback on how to adapt Oceano D...

Three-phase reopening announced for Oceano SVRA

29 October 2020
California State Parks today announced a three-phased reopening plan for vehicular use at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) and P...

Oceano Dunes SVRA to be closed in five years

30 September 2020
The California Coastal Commission staff will be recommending that the California Coastal Commission (CCC) phase out all OHV use at Oceano Dunes SVR...

The Death of an Offroad Park

19 September 2020
OCEANO DUNES IS CLOSED! The closure of Oceano Dunes SVRA (ODSVRA) is about as sad as it gets, and off-roaders everywhere should be extremely concer...

Important meetings coming up on Oceano

17 September 2020
Oceano Dunes SVRA has three important meetings coming up in the next few weeks and here is your chance to get involved and help save the dunes from...

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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