NEWS

Governor Brown Signs Bill to Save OHV Program

Friends of Jawbone is happy to report that on October 3, 2017, Governor Brown signed state legislation into law the renews and makes permanent California's Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation program. This year-long push to reauthorize the OHV program and to make it permanent proved successful because the Governor and members of the State Senate and Assembly heard from thousands of OHV enthusiasts like you. Such an accomplishment would never have occurred if it weren't for your letters, telephone calls, emails and contributions.

“Members’ calls to their legislators worked,” said Amy Granat, Managing Director of CORVA, the California Off Road Vehicle Association. “The off-road vehicle community was able to convince the author of the bill and legislative leaders to work with off-road representatives on Senate Bill 249 and companion bill Senate Bill 159.”

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Congratulations to the Desert Search and Rescue Volunteers!

The Friends of Jawbone want to wish the Desert Search and Rescue Unit's volunteers (DGSRV) a hearty congratulations on receiving the prestigious President's Volunteer Service Award. This national honor is offered on an annual basis to those individuals, groups, and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering.

We can think of no group more deserving of this honor than DGSRV, whose tireless work has helped to make the greater Jawbone Canyon Area, and Eastern Kern County, a safer place to ride.

Read more: Congratulations to the Desert Search and Rescue Volunteers!

Erskine Fire Map

Where is all the smoke coming from? The Erskine Fire. Please refer to the Inciweb for the most up-to-date information on activity in the area.

New CTUC Map Apps Available!

The California Trail Users Coalition is pleased to announce that the CTUC’s Angeles National Forest and El Mirage Areas map and the San Bernardino National Forest and Barstow BLM map are now available for your iPhone!

The CTUC mobile map apps take the place of our popular paper maps. Enjoy the convenience of consulting your CTUC trail map anywhere, anytime, without adding any extra clutter to your glove compartment!

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BLM Releases WEMO Route Network Amendment

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on its Draft West Mojave (WEMO) Route Network Project Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA) to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

This document is of particular interest to OHV and trail enthusiasts as it will have a direct impact on the riding opportunities available in the greater Western Mojave Desert. You can view information here.

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