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CAL4WHEEL SUPPORTS SB 632
| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
I recently submitted a letter on behalf of Cal4Wheel to the CA Legislature and Transportation Committee to support SB 632. This bill would authorize creation of a pilot project to designate a portion of a public road located in Red Rock Canyon Sta...
OHMVR Tour & Meeting of ODSVRA - May 15-16, 2024
| Rose Winn, Cal4wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues
On May 15, California State Parks staff hosted a tour of Oceano Dunes SVRA (ODSVRA) for the OHMVR Commission and members of the public. Cal4Wheel’s Natural Resources Consultant, Rose Winn, attended the tour and meeting to represent Cal4Wheel membe...
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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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...