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

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

25 February 2021
The undersigned businesses, associations, and enthusiast groups are opposed to several provisions in the proposed Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recr...

BLM seeking public input on OHV grant proposal

10 February 2021
NEEDLES — The Bureau of Land Management is hosting several virtual public and stakeholder meetings to gather input on the development of off-highwa...

OHMVR Commission unscheduled meeting February 18, 2021

08 February 2021
The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Commission will hold a meeting, on February 18, 2021. This is an additional meeting to the four re...

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
BREAKING: OHVMVR Commission holding meeting February 18 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) is se...

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...

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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