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Supervisors Approve Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement Agreements
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on August 4 approved an off-highway vehicle enforcement agreement with the state Department of Parks and Recreation. Through the agreement, the County will receive grant funding totaling $242,825 to be used for OHV enforcement in the Victor Valley, Barstow and mountain areas.
Public lands within the California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management fall within one of the following three types of vehicle use designations:
(1) Areas that are CLOSED to all vehicle travel, such as designated wilderness and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern.
(2) In the Open Areas of Stoddard Valley, Johnson Valley, El Mirage, Dumont Dunes, and Rasor cross-country travel is designated OPEN and is allowed.
I would like to make a correction to my article “Don’t ride on private property” The individual cited for trespass was not 83 years old as I stated but will turn 69 this month Happy Birthday Don, sorry about rushin it.. ..
Friends of Giant Rock has a mission statement that includes education. This education was intended for off roaders both residents and visitors as to the local laws, legal riding areas, safety and good neighbor practices. Unfortunately much of our time is spent researching the 29 Palms MCAGCC proposed expansion, the influx of solar and wind projects to the valley, the proposed California Desert Conservation act that includes a national monument designation of over 1.5 million acres of public land. Not to mention a continued effort to rectify a staging code and return the right to assemble on one’s private property.
Among the many applications to acquire public land for solar and wind power projects is thousands of acres near Giant Rock and all the land between spy mt. and goat mt. many off roader and camper use Giant Rock and are able to access Johnson Valley area easily. Public Comments are currently being accepted in regards to the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the NEPA act for evaluating the in depth study in Southern California.
Tell the governor of California not to use ohv trust fund dollars to fund non-ohv state parks. FUNDS RAISED IN THE COURSE OF OHV RECREATION should ONLY BE USED TO SUPPORT OHV RECREATION
California residents are urged to contact the Governor and ask him not to destroy the OHV program, which is one completely self funded program and receives no support from the state’s General Fund.
This information is from a meeting Hawkins and I attended in Wonder Valley 5/28/09 regarding CSA 70 roads and recreation at the Wonder Valley community center.
Opening remarks were from Pam Vandervoort special districts regional manager. Discussed were issues of road maintenance and equipment they are trying to acquire.
Fire Department reps were there with stats and info and request for volunteers.
FOGR had a respectable turn out this year in the Yucca Valley Grubstake Days Parade.
Receives 3rd place ribbon in mechanized entry!
Buggies, Four wheelers, bikes and quads were represented, along with the family spirit of our recreational activity. Brothers, sisters, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas and friends of all ages had great time taking part in the parade.
Thanks to the Town of Yucca Valley for the privialge of participating in a time honored local tradition.
See FOGR Fhotos in the left sidebar for pictures of this and other events.
Hope to see more of you next year.
Thanks to everyone that came out this past Saturday May 30 to the FOGR Fun Run. We had a great turnout - 92 strong at last count. We enjoyed great weather, good trails (we'll mark them next time) and a BBQ.
Friends of Giant Rock poker run last weekend was a huge success. Prez- Chris Miller gave a not to short speech about FOGR objectives and poker run rules, and I use the word rules with tongue in cheek. Mark Howlett from Partnership for Johnson Valley gave a somewhat briefer update on Military Expansion-Mother Roads Monument proposal by Feinstein and CWC California Wilderness Coalition proposal of 11 additional land grabs. (More info on PFJV.org) Catching organizers by surprise, 92 gamblers took to the trails with family and friends in tow.
In a county called San Bernardino we are experiencing violations of human rights. We have had residents cited and found guilty in a court of law for riding on their own private 53 acres in the desert because more than nine family members were present on the property. (Ord. 3973-28.0404) We also have an 83 year old resident who was fined and found guilty for riding his quad on private undeveloped and non posted property. (Ord. 3973-28.0403) Just one more, a man was cited for riding an OHV on a dirt road in front of a family cabin in the desert.