Johnson Valley – 189,000 acres of 1986 state designated open access territory for public use. It’s the place we camp, ride, work, live and take for granted that it will always be there. It takes in Means Dry Lake, Melville Dry Lake, Soggy Dry Lake, Anderson Dry Lake, Galway Dry Lake, MDR/MORE coarse A and B, Multiple mining claims, Multiple Motorcycle club coarse, the HAMMERS, multiple organized and non-organized outdoor activities.
The BLM has withdrawn this public land as part of a environmental impact study requested by the US Department of the Navy for expanding Twenty-nine Palms Air Ground Combat Training Center. In two to five years this land we take for granted could be gone, closed to public access and use.
As part of a large group made up of various user groups, we support the need for adequate military training. We must identify for the BLM, the Military and federal legislators the value that this area has for us on all levels. We must make requests for the military to strongly consider expansion to the lands east contingent to the existing base for training needs.
If this effects you or has value to you in any way there are three things you must do.