- Published: Tuesday, 16 June 2015 20:03
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.
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.
Congratulations to the Kern County Sheriff's Desert Group Search and Rescue Volunteers (DGSRV, Inc.) on receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of their volunteer service. In addition, 5 of the volunteers will be receiving the Call to Service Award, a lifetime achievement award that's part of the President's Volunteer Service Award program.
... and much more in this week's Jawbone News Roundup!
Each Year the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) recognizes those in the off-highway community who go above and beyond in their work in promoting a “Positive Future for OHV Recreation.”