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California OHV - the next round

The ink is dry on the California budget and details are coming into focus.  So, what about the OHMVR program?  What about the future of OHV recreation in the state of California? The OHMVR budget is linked to the California State Parks budget. Now, for the rest of the story...

While news headlines claim nearly all California State Parks will remain open, the angst caused by Senator Simitian and the California State Parks Foundation ended as no benefit to the Parks and a detriment to OHMVR program.

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NRC South June 2012 Report

(June 2012) - OHMVR - The California Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation program has been the big story for the second month.  On June 27, Governor Brown signed the state budget.  While news headlines claim nearly all California State Parks will remain open, the angst caused by Senator Simitian and the California Parks Foundation ended as no benefit to the Parks and a detriment to OHMVR program.

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CA4WDC NRC South Report - May 2012

On Jan. 26, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the intended course of action for the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule.

On Jan. 30, the U.S. Forest Service announced the Sierra National Forest will be one of the first forests to revise its land management plans using the new National Forest System Planning Rule, as well as the Inyo and the Sequoia National Forests.  Nation-wide, five other National Forests will be among the early adopters.

The USFS developed the Forest Planing Rule which provides a new framework for land management planning to replace outdated 1982 planning procedures with a modern rule.

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USFS Water Quality Review Panel Meeting

On Thursday, May 24, the US Forest Service held a Water Quality Review Panel meeting at the Yurok Tribal Headquarters in Klamath, CA.  For over three years I have been representing state-wide OHV interests while the Forest Service has been updating their Water Quality Management Handbook.  Other attendees included representatives of three Tribes (Yurok, Karuk, and Quartz Valley), Environmental Protection Information Center, Klamath Forest Alliance, Forest Service (Region 5 and Six Rivers NF) and State and Regional Water Board representatives.

In 2004, the State of California released a policy on waste discharge dealing with non-point source discharge pollution sources.  This policy requires the Forest Service to review their water quality management practices and comply with federal Clean Water Act and the state Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act mandates to reduce potential adverse impacts to water quality.

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CA4WDC Board of Directors Meeting - May 19, 2012

Panamint Valley Days - The permit application has been filed with BLM Ridgecrest.  The operations plan is 90% complete and awaiting specifics such as Event Chair and key event personnel.

Sierra-Cascade Dialog - This series of meetings being hosted by the Forest Service is to discuss a range of critical issues that affect the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades and people who live, work and recreate there.  These meetings are being used to shape the direction Forest Service will use during the coming round of Forest Plan Revisions.

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CA4WDC NRC South Report - April 30, 2012

CA4WDC NRC South Report - April 30, 2012

Los Padres NF - The Los Padres Conservation and Recreation Act of 2012 (H.R. 4109) provides for the designation of Ballinger Canyon and Mount Pinos as OHV Areas. 

In addition, the legislative language is clear that there “…shall be no net loss of recreational values, including off-highway vehicle recreational values…” in the two areas and sections 401 and 403 in H.R. 4109 adds particular roads and trails to the Los Padres National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map and call for a feasibility study on the construction of specified new trails.  

Existing language in the bill provides for boundary adjustments as necessary to keep existing trails outside the new designated wilderness.

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