- Created: Tuesday, 19 January 2016 10:26
- Written by Dave Henry
As some of you may have heard, Representative Paul Cook, a republican from the 8th district, has introduced H.R. 3668; the California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation, and Conservation Act.
We as Off-Highway Vehicle users are, as a whole, extremely uninformed. With this article, I hope to give a better understanding of H.R. 3668. H.R. 3668 has some good things for OHV users but, at the same time it has quite a few things I find detrimental to our sport. As users of public lands it is always best to be skeptical of any promises made. What a bill looks like and reads is usually very different when it finally comes out of committee.
“The preface of the bill states; to codify in law and expand certain off-highway vehicle recreation areas in the State of California, to designate as wilderness certain lands in the State of California administrated by the Bureau of Land Management, to expand the Death Valley National Park Wilderness, and the San Gorgonio Wilderness in the San Bernardino National Forest, to ensure the conservation and necessary management of wildlife in these wilderness areas, to establish the Mojave Trails Management Area in the state and other places.”