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.
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 Pacific on the following nights:
- For those who live in or recreate in the San Diego, Glendale, Imperial County areas 4/27
- For those who live in or recreate in the Covina/Ontario, Riverside/San Bernadino areas 5/2
- For those who live in or recreate in the Ridgecrest, Bakersfield, Bishop areas 5/3
- For anyone who lives or recreates in Southern CA (or who couldn’t make a regional session) 5/4
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.