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Cal4Wheel Opposes SB961

Cal4Wheel Opposes SB961

| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
The California Senate Transportation Committee is currently reviewing a bill, SB 961, proposed by Senator Scott Wiener, that would require implementation of a "passive intelligent speed assistance system" on 50% of new vehicles in California by 20...
PUBLIC COMMENTS REOPENED: PROPOSED ENDANGERED SPECIES LISTING FOR WESTERN POND TURTLES

PUBLIC COMMENTS REOPENED: PROPOSED ENDANGERED SPECIES LISTING FOR WESTERN POND TURTLES

| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY: PROPOSED ENDANGERED SPECIES LISTING FOR WESTERN POND TURTLES The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is reopening the public comment period for a proposal to list the Northwestern Pond Turtle (occurs in Washington, Or...
Proposed Expansion of Sage Grouse Protections on BLM-Managed Public Lands

Proposed Expansion of Sage Grouse Protections on BLM-Managed Public Lands

| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed expansion of protected habitat and conservation management for the Greater Sage Grouse. BLM asserts that the Sage Grouse is in sharp decline, populations once in the millions now number fewer than 8...
CAL4WHEEL OPPOSES UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR DEVELOPMENT ON PUBLIC LANDS

CAL4WHEEL OPPOSES UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR DEVELOPMENT ON PUBLIC LANDS

| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed new utility-scale solar facility development that places 2.55 million acres at risk of losing recreation access. There is a shift happening on public lands with the core driver centered on renewable...
CAL4WHEEL SUPPORTS STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST SERAL 2.0 PROJECT

CAL4WHEEL SUPPORTS STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST SERAL 2.0 PROJECT

| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
Cal4Wheel submitted comments for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Social and Ecological Resilience Across the Landscape 2.0 (SERAL 2.0) Project in Stanislaus National Forest. SERAL 2.0 is a comprehensive vegetation management proje...
BLM WESTERN SOLAR PLAN: 2.55 MILLION ACRES AT RISK OF LOSING RECREATION ACCESS

BLM WESTERN SOLAR PLAN: 2.55 MILLION ACRES AT RISK OF LOSING RECREATION ACCESS

| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
There is a shift happening on public lands with the core driver centered in renewable energy: solar and wind power. The climate change agenda is rapidly impacting the priorities that public land managers place on “multiple-use management” of our p...
The 30x30 Initiative - Part III: California’s Role in 30x30

The 30x30 Initiative - Part III: California’s Role in 30x30

| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
In the June 2023 edition of InGear, I shared an overview of the 30x30 initiative, and in the August 2023 edition, I shared more context to the 30x30 implementation strategy through public land management planning as demonstrated in the examples li...
The 30x30 Initiative - Part II: The PCT Corridor & BLM Proposed Rule on Conservation & Landscape Health

The 30x30 Initiative - Part II: The PCT Corridor & BLM Proposed Rule on Conservation & Landscape Health

| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
In the June 2023 edition of In Gear, I shared an overview of the 30x30 initiative. There is much to unpack in discussion of this topic as it is both broad-reaching and complex. In this article, we’ll look at a few elements of the 30x30 puzzle in...
STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST SERAL 2.0 PROJECT – PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY

STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST SERAL 2.0 PROJECT – PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY

| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST SERAL 2.0 PROJECT – PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY Stanislaus National Forest has proposed a second phase of a comprehensive vegetation management project with the goal of reducing fuel load and risk of catastrophic wildfir...
PRESS RELEASE: D.L. Bliss State Park to Remain Closed through Summer 2024

PRESS RELEASE: D.L. Bliss State Park to Remain Closed through Summer 2024

| CA State Parks | Access Issues
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation   For Immediate Release Oct. 27, 2023   Contact: Rob Griffith Sierra District Superi...
CAL4WHEEL SUBMITS COMMENTS ON BLM NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA INTEGRATED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN

CAL4WHEEL SUBMITS COMMENTS ON BLM NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA INTEGRATED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN

| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
The Bureau of Land Management provided public comment opportunity for the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Northwest CA Integrated Management Plan (NCIP). The NCIP will direct management protocol for over 382,000 acres of public land. ...
Cal4wheel Opposes Endangered Species Listing for Western Pond Turtles

Cal4wheel Opposes Endangered Species Listing for Western Pond Turtles

| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
Cal4Wheel submitted comments to oppose the listing of two populations of Western Pond Turtles (WPT) as "Threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed listing the Northern Pond Turtle (a species from Wash...
YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED! Support The Bill To Stop Moab Road Closures

YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED! Support The Bill To Stop Moab Road Closures

| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
  YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED!... SUPPORT THE BILL TO STOP MOAB ROAD CLOSURES   Please submit a comment to encourage your lawmakers to support the Historic Roadways Protection Act.   The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently annou...
Hungry Valley SVRA General Plan Update - Public Comment Opportunity

Hungry Valley SVRA General Plan Update - Public Comment Opportunity

| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Cosultant | Access Issues
Hungry Valley SVRA is in the process of updating their General Plan. The planning process includes release of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Public comments are currently being accepted to inform and shape the final draft of the EIR and Gen...
Cal4Wheel Submits Comments to Support Tahoe Basin Wide Trails Analysis Project

Cal4Wheel Submits Comments to Support Tahoe Basin Wide Trails Analysis Project

| Rose Winn, Cal4Wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
On October 28, 2023, Cal4Wheel submitted a letter of comment to support the Basin Wide Trails Analysis project for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the US Forest Service. The focus of this project is to modify trail designations for e-bike ...