Southern California BLM Listening Sessions – May 3rd, 2023 – Ridgecrest, Bakersfield, Bishop – 6PM-9PM PST
May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Dear California OHV Enthusiast:
The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to creating a positive future for off-highway vehicle recreation. You can learn more at www.nohvcc.org. NOHVCC is working in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to create a California Statewide OHV Action Plan. To make this happen we need your assistance in learning how the BLM can better provide access to high quality OHV recreation experiences in the state of California.
In 2014 NOHVCC and the BLM partnered to develop a National Motorized Recreation Action Strategy designed to help the BLM develop individual state action plans for providing high quality OHV opportunities and develop partnerships to help maintain those opportunities. This process has created state specific OHV action plans in 7 other states where the BLM manages public land. The strategies will be used to help guide future travel management and resource management decisions; however, the strategies are NOT part of a specific travel management plan. In developing these strategies, you as an enthusiast will have a chance to share your thoughts on the following topics:
- What activities are taking place on BLM-managed lands in California?
- Where in general are these OHV activities taking place?
- What experiences are you looking for on BLM-managed lands?
- Where might these missing activities fit on BLM-managed lands in California?
- What could the land managers do better to enhance your recreation experience?
Without your help and the help of other OHV enthusiasts like you, we will not be able to answer the questions above and you could miss out on a chance to provide ideas that could lead to enhancements to the areas and trail systems you enjoy. To help us gather this very important information, NOHVCC will hold two series of community listening sessions and we ask that you participate in one of these sessions. The first round of listening sessions took place in Northern California in November 2022, and the second round will be April 27-May 4, 2023.
The upcoming virtual sessions will be held from 6:00pm-9:00pm on the following night:
- For those who live in or recreate in the Ridgecrest, Bakersfield, Bishop areas 5/3
To register for this meeting see below. Participants will receive log in information a day before event.
These sessions are not being organized by the BLM; however, staff from these agencies have been invited to attend these meetings as participants and will be on-hand to discuss current travel management processes and how your suggestions could help shape future decisions. The listening sessions will also be an excellent time for you to meet national, state, and local agency personnel. These organizations are interested in developing partnerships with individuals and organizations to improve the management of OHV recreation on public lands.
The more information we gather, the higher the quality of each statewide strategy and action plan, so please participate in the listening sessions and invite your fellow club members and riding buddies as well. For more information on the meetings please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northern California meetings occurred on the following dates:
- November 14: Milpitas, CA
- November 15: Ukiah
- November 16: Eureka, CA
- November 17: Redding, CA
- November 18: Susanville, CA
- November 21, Sacramento, CA
- May 3
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Assistance, Education, Engagement
- View Organizer Website
Southern California BLM Listening Sessions – San Diego/Glendale – April 27, 2023 – Virtual Sessions – 6 PM- 9PM PSTApril 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern California BLM Listening Sessions – May 4, 2023 – Southern California – 6PM-9PM PSTMay 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm