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b2ap3_thumbnail_blmlogo.jpgCalifornia Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal4Wheel) has joined other OHV groups in questioning the decision of the Soda Mountains Solar Project decision which encroaches on Rasor Road OHV Area in eastern Mojave Desert near Baker, CA.  The text of the letter is quoted below....

Today (June 23, 2015), the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0, following the City of Livermore, and OPPOSING the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and the Carnegie General Plan Revision based upon County Staff recommendations to oppose.  Thus, the County has stated that they do not support State Parks, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division – and the effort to finally open the 2 new areas that the OHV Trust Fund purchased on behalf of OHV users in 1996 and 1998.

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Flat-tailed Horned LizardThe 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.  

USFS LogoVALLEJO, California, May 5, 2015 – The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region continues to make progress revising the land and resource management plans for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests.

The Forest Service is revising the plans under the 2012 planning rule, which also tasks the agency with evaluating lands that may be suitable for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System, and addressing potential Wild and Scenic River (WSR) designations during plan revisions.

Forest Service LogoForest Service hosts workshop on monitoring programs in forest management plans

SACRAMENTO, California (December 22, 2015) — The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a daylong workshop focused on how monitoring applies to the management of National Forests in California. This public event is part of the Sierra Cascades Dialog Sessions, which are one way the Forest Service engages the public on important issues across the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades.