On December 29, 2014 the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicular Recreation Division completed its acquisition of 18,275 acres of checkerboard private property in the Jawbone Canyon Area. This land, previously known as Onyx Ranch, has long been used by the OHV community and recreation communities and ranchers, and all expressed concern that the property might be purchased by private interests which would force the closure of this significant area to public use. OHMVR has purchased the land with the intention that it might be continued to be used for recreation.

Friends of Jawbone will continue to be engaged in the process as matters of land management are discussed to ensure the best possible outcome for the recreation communities.

For more information about the acquisition visit OHMVR website.