The Flat-tailed Horned Lizard has become the latest in a growing list of species to endanger motorized recreation. This time, that danger is Ocotillo Wells SVRA. As it stands, several OHV events are hosted within the SVRA. The SVRAs were designated by the State of California with the intent of accommodating a growing public demand for OHV recreation opportunity.
The following was sent out by OWSVRA:
“In March, the Fish and Game Commission accepted a petition under review to list the Flat Tailed Horned Lizard (FTHL) as an endangered species. The FTHL occurs throughout the park. While the species is under review, which is a yearlong process, the species is afforded the same protections that an endangered species is granted.