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Dirt Roads Open as of April 16, but Damage Still Possible

PLACERVILLE, Calif. - The seasonal closure of native surface roads (also known as dirt roads) in the Eldorado National Forest will be lifted beginning Tuesday, April 16.  However, damage could still occur from using dirt roads in wet areas and visitors will be responsible for any damage caused by in...

Big California Public Lands Package Introduced in Congress

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – More than a million acres of public lands would be protected if three new bills just introduced in Congress become law. The Central Coast Heritage Protection Act would designate 245,000 acres of wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest and the Carrizo Plain National Mo...

Active Management in 2019 on the Eldorado National Forest

PLACERVILLE, Calif. - The Eldorado National Forest is pursuing an ambitious Program of Work for 2019 which includes removing 37 million board feet of timber and using prescribed fire on up to 7,000 acres. There are also many important projects underway in public services and road system management. ...

BLM initiates seasonal fire and target shooting restrictions in the California Desert District

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management will initiate stage II and III fire restrictions as of April 10 for BLM-managed public lands within Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Mono and San Diego counties. These restrictions will remain in effect until ...

BLM terminating land use plan development in Northwest California

REDDING, Calif. -- The Bureau of Land Management is terminating development of a new resource management plan for public lands managed by the Arcata and Redding field offices in northwest California.  “We are stopping work on this plan because we need to focus efforts on recovery from the Carr Fire...

Johnson Valley Shared Use Area Update

On April 6, the US Marine Corps and BLM hosted a public meeting concerning the Share Use Area of Johnson Valley OHV area. Two important news points were released at the meeting. 1.  The restricted air space around the Twentynine Palms Marine Base has a proposed expansion pending approval.  The res...

Cal4Wheel NRC South Report - Feb 2019

This report was presented during the General Assembly of the Cal4Wheel Convention in Rancho Cucamonga in February. This year marks 16 years of representing Cal4Wheel dealing with issues that impact OHV recreation.  Those issues can be categorized as: Wilderness, wildlife, water, air, and energy and...

Red Rock Canyon SP General Plan Update

Thank you to all who attended the General Plan Revision public meetings in Lancaster and Ridgecrest last week. The meeting materials, including the information package and comment cards, are available on the planning website https://www.redrockgp.com/public-meetings. Please send in your comments on ...

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