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BLM seeks input on motorized routes in the Labyrinth Rims/Gemini Bridges area

BLM seeks input on motorized routes in the Labyrinth Rims/Gemini Bridges area

| Bureau of Land Management | Access Issues
Travel and transportation are integral to the use and enjoyment of public lands. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is initiating an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing motorized access of public lands in the Labyrinth Rims/Gemini Bridges Tra...
BLM Central California Resource Advisory Council appoints new members

BLM Central California Resource Advisory Council appoints new members

| Suzy Johnson | Access Issues
The Bureau of Land Management appointed six new members to serve three-year terms on the Central California Resource Advisory Council. The members were selected based on their interest and expertise in public land management.“We are excited to hav...
17 organizations write to oppose Oceano SVRA's draft Public Works Plan

17 organizations write to oppose Oceano SVRA's draft Public Works Plan

| Suzy Johnson | Access Issues
The undersigned businesses, associations, and enthusiast groups are opposed to several provisions in the proposed Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (ODSVRA) Public Works Plan (PWP) that was released on December 30, 2020. If implemented ...

BLM seeking public input on OHV grant proposal

| Suzy Johnson | Access Issues
NEEDLES — The Bureau of Land Management is hosting several virtual public and stakeholder meetings to gather input on the development of off-highway vehicle grant proposal for submission to the California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Rec...
BLM announces draft environmental impact statement for desert plan amendment

BLM announces draft environmental impact statement for desert plan amendment

| Suzy Johnson | Access Issues
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management has released a draft environmental impact statement and plan amendment for the three plans that underlie the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). The public comment period wi...
State Parks seeks additional input on future of Oceano Dunes SVRA and Pismo State Beach

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

| Suzy Johnson | Access Issues
BREAKING: OHVMVR Commission holding meeting February 18 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) is seeking additional public feedback on how to adapt Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA)...
Three-phase reopening announced for Oceano SVRA

Three-phase reopening announced for Oceano SVRA

| Suzy Johnson | Access Issues
California State Parks today announced a three-phased reopening plan for vehicular use at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) and Pismo State Beach (SB), starting Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Vehicular access to all state park units was ...
Oceano Dunes SVRA to be closed in five years

Oceano Dunes SVRA to be closed in five years

| Suzy Johnson | Access Issues
The California Coastal Commission staff will be recommending that the California Coastal Commission (CCC) phase out all OHV use at Oceano Dunes SVRA over the next five years.Next week on Thursday, October 8, 2020, the Oceano Dunes SVRA will be on ...
The Death of an Offroad Park

The Death of an Offroad Park

| Suzy Johnson | Access Issues
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 concerned.This past year has been a nonstop battle, fighting against a growing list of government environm...
Important meetings coming up on Oceano

Important meetings coming up on Oceano

| Suzy Johnson | Access Issues
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 permanent closure. The dunes are scheduled to be reopen on October 1, but many of the anti-acces...

Restoring outdoor majesty: new law to reduce maintenance backlog on federal lands

| Suzy Johnson | Access Issues
Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). This SAN-supported law will dedicate $9.5 billion over the next five years to address the maintenance backlog on federal lands by creating a national parks...
Jeff Blewett appointed to Northern California RAC

Jeff Blewett appointed to Northern California RAC

| Suzy Johnson | Access Issues
Cal4Wheel's Northern Natural Resource Consultant Jeff Blewett was recently informed that he has been appointed to the Northern California District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) for three years. This council is composed of citizens from diverse b...
Friends of Oceano win lawsuit

Friends of Oceano win lawsuit

| Suzy Johnson | Access Issues
In late 2017, the California Coastal Commission approved a large expansion of dust control measures at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation Area without complying with the California Environmental Policy Act (CEQA). Friends of Oceano Dunes su...
Oceano fight continues

Oceano fight continues

| Suzy Johnson | Access Issues
Your next chance to help Oceano Dunes is this week. The OHV Commission will be holding their next meeting via Zoom on August 6, 2020 beginning at 8:30 am. Meeting details, agenda, and how to sign up to speak can be found in the link below. ...
ACTION ALERT: Critical meeting on Oceano Dunes SVRA

ACTION ALERT: Critical meeting on Oceano Dunes SVRA

| Suzy Johnson | Access Issues
We have a very critical California Coastal Commission (CCC) meeting coming up on July 8,9 and 10. There is no doubt that many of these public agencies and environmental groups have one goal and that is to close Oceano Dunes SVRA down to OHV r...