I know this belongs in the Land Use forum but I need as many people to see it and participate as possible. From the AMA : Proposed Marine Base Expansion into Johnson Valley Public Meetings, Dates and Locations Announced The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is encouraging riders to attend one of the recently announced Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center proposed base expansion public meetings. The proposed expansion may restrict access to the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area. These meetings will be hosted by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The meetings will focus on the recently released Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The DEIS analyzes potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed base expansion. The meetings will be held at the following locations: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 5 to 9 p.m., Copper Mountain College, Bell Center Gym, 6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree, Calif. Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 5 to 9 p.m., Ontario High School Gym, 901 W. Francis St, Ontario, Calif. Thursday, April 14, 2011, 5 to 9 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center, 12603 Mariposa Rd., Victorville, Calif. Representatives from the USMC and the BLM will be on site to answer questions and address comments in an open house town hall format. Riders are encouraged to submit their own comments on this important issue. To download a copy of the DEIS (941 pages), or to find where hard copies are available for review click here. A stenographer will be available for those who want submit oral comments. All written comments must be postmarked or received by May 26, 2011, to be considered. The AMA has been working with a number of concerned groups on this issue and had previously submitted these comments during the scoping phase of the DEIS. For further information, please contact the BLM Barstow Field Office, (760) 252-6000, or the Proposed 29 Palms Training Land and Airspace Acquisition Project, (760) 830-3764. Again, please plan to attend one of these meetings and submit comments. Encourage your fellow riders to join you.