Our neighbors, the residents of Cantil (east of Jawbone Canyon) have asked Friends of Jawbone to remind the OHV Community to stay on the legally designated trails. There is no legal riding in or through Cantil, yet fence cutting and the illegal crossing of private property, often through people’s back yards, has become a serious problem for residents there.
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Friends of Jawbone wants to wish a hearty congratulations to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office’s OHV division in their recent acquisition of a 4-seat Polaris Razor. The new Razor was purchased with California State Parks and Recreation grant money. The sheriff’s office will also be purchasing four 2013 Yamaha ATVs, which will replace some of the older ATVs in their fleet, allowing them to continue the hard work of keeping riders safe and on legal trails.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has a response area of 8,000 square miles. Within this area are many large off-highway vehicle areas open to OHV recreation. Deputies assigned to the Off-highway Vehicle Team are responsible for patrolling in both mountain and desert terrain, often on challenging, sandy, rutted or rocky roads which normal patrol vehicles cannot gain access to.