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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...

CONGRESSMAN PANETTA INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO REOPEN CLEAR CREEK RECREATION AREA, CONSERVE LAND

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) introduced the Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act, H.R. 403.  The legislation directs the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to protect 21,000 acres of BLM land adjacent to Clear Creek by designating the area the Joaquin Rocks Wi...

California Bill to Extend Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Program Approved by Committee

Legislation to extend California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program until 2019 was approved by the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee on a 9–0 vote. Currently, the program is slated to expire at the end of 2017. The bill will next be considered by the Appropriations Com...

California state legislation of interest to OHV and access

While renewal of the OHMVR Program is top priority, there are other bill pending before the State Senate and Assembly the will have an impact on recreation and access to public lands. State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forests (SOS) Report – released by my state agency, Sierra Nevada Conservancy.  This...

Voepel Introduces Off-Road Restoration Act

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Randy Voepel announced that he has introduced the Off-Road Restoration Act, which will restore funding critical funding to pay for law enforcement, safety, and environmental restoration on land used for off-road recreation. "Several years ago, the Legislature voted t...

Tracking Federal Legislation

With the convening of the 115th Congress, many bills are being introduced that have an impact on motorized recreation and outdoor activities.  Select legislation is being tracked and updates provided on OutdoorWire.   NOTE: this is only selected Federal legislation.  For a comprehensive list of all...

California Bill to Increase Transportation Fees and Taxes Approved by Senate Committee

Legislation that would, among other things, raise the gas tax by $0.12 per gallon, increase by $35 the annual vehicle registration fee, add a new $100 annual vehicle registration fee for zero-emissions motor vehicles and impose a new $35 annual road access charge on each vehicle was approved by the ...

Bill to create Alabama Hills National Scenic Area introduced

H.R. 5573 has been introduced by Representative Cook (R-CA-8) in the U.S. House of Representatives to established the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area in Inyo County, California. The National Scenic Area will be approximately 18,610 acres. The purpose of the National Scenic Area is to conserve, p...
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