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 #4: OHV Coronavirus update

    I hope everyone is staying sane during this shelter in place order. I know its hard for me to just stay home, but I’m trying to do my part and do what ever it takes to get back to a place when business can start to open back up and when we can return to recreating on our favorite trails.

  • Bi-State Sage Grouse photo courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service

    US Fish & Wildlife withdraws proposed Endangered Species Act designation for bi-state Sage Grouse

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service announce plans to withdraw a propose rule to extend Endangered Species Act protections to a distinct population of greater sage grouse found only along the California-Nevada border.

    After a yearlong review of the bi-state Sage Grouse population, the FWS has determined that the threats are no longer as significant as was believed when FWS first proposed listing the bird as a threatened species in 2013.

  • Week #3: OHV Coronavirus update

    On Sunday President Donald Trump extended the voluntary national shut down for another month, until April 30. The initial 15-day period of social distancing urged by the federal government expires today and the President decided to extend the guidelines when the current modeling showed that they should expect the coronavirus pandemic to peak within the next few weeks.

    In California, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the lockdown which includes shelter in place and distancing measures will continue on through at least the end of April but also possibly through mid-June.

  • BLM temporarily closes developed recreation facilities in California

    Following the COVID-19 guidance from the Center for Disease Control and from state and local public health authorities, the BLM is temporarily closing developed campgrounds and recreation sites in California to limit the spread of the virus (download closure order).
  • COVID-19 from an OHV perspective

    Shelter in Place Order

    Gov. Gavin Newsom on March 19 ordered California's nearly 40 million residents to stay home, making it the first state to impose that strict mandate on all residents to counteract a looming surge of new infections.

    The order takes effect immediately and remains in place "until further notice." Californians are not allowed to leave their homes except for essential purposes. The mandatory order allows Californians to continue to visit gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, takeout and delivery restaurants, banks and laundromats.

  • Friends of Jawbone seeks comments on OHMVR grant applications

    Friends of Jawbone seeks comments on OHMVR grant applications

    On March 2, 2020, the Friends of Jawbone, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, submitted grant proposals for the 2019/2020 Grants and Cooperative Agreements grants cycle through the California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division.


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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  • E-Mail:
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