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US House Passes Legislation - Designating 6 existing OHV areas / 300,000 acres in San Bernardino County

baja619

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed SEMA-supported legislation from Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA) that would permanently designate six existing OHV areas comprising 300,000 acres in San Bernardino County: Johnson Valley (expanded by 11,000 acres), Spangler Hills, El Mirage, Rasor, Dumont Dunes and Stoddard Valley.

While HR 857, the “California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act,” expands wilderness designations in the California desert, the bill prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from closing any roads or trails that are currently open for motorized recreational access.

The bill now awaits consideration in the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

For more information, contact Eric Snyder at erics@sema.org.
 

baja619

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#3
TAKE ACTION: Tell Your U.S. Senators to Protect Motorized Recreation in the California Desert.

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill (HR 857) to permanently designate five existing off-highway vehicle (OHV) areas in San Bernardino County: Spangler Hills, El Mirage, Rasor, Dumont Dunes and Stoddard Valley. The “California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act,” would also designate Johnson Valley as an OHV Recreation Area and expand it by over 11,000 acres. In total the bill protects over 300,000 acres for off-road enthusiasts to recreate. HR 857 now awaits consideration in the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.


You Can Shape the Course of This Proposal Request support for this legislation by using the following SAN website link for an overview and lawmaker contact.
SEMA Action Network (SAN) AA2018FED7
 

baja619

Well-Known Member
#5
The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed SEMA-supported legislation from U.S. Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA) that would permanently designate six existing OHV areas comprising 300,000 acres in San Bernardino County: Johnson Valley (expanded by 11,000 acres), Spangler Hills, El Mirage, Rasor, Dumont Dunes and Stoddard Valley.

While H.R. 857, the “California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act,” expands wilderness designations in the California desert, the bill prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from closing any roads or trails that are currently open for motorized recreational access. H.R. 857 already passed the U.S. House of Representatives in June and now awaits action on the U.S. Senate floor. The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee also passed S. 32, the “California Desert Protection and Recreation Act,” which is Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) companion bill to H.R. 857.
 
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