CALIFORNIA - Support Preservation of Historic OHV Recreation on Matrix Lands adjacent to Jawbone Canyon & Dove Springs OHV Areas

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December 05, 2013 8:30 PM

Support Preservation of Historic OHV Recreation on Matrix Lands adjacent to Jawbone Canyon & Dove Springs OHV Areas - Over the last 40 years, many of us in California have seen private land owners (developers, ranchers, timber owners, and mining interests) close their properties to historic OHV recreation.   They have a right to exercise their private property rights. However, OHVers have a rare opportunity to secure long-term access to exis

Support Preservation of Historic OHV Recreation on Matrix Lands adjacent to Jawbone Canyon & Dove Springs OHV Areas

Dear OHV Enthusiast:

Over the last 40 years, many of us in California have seen private land owners (developers, ranchers, timber owners, and mining interests) close their properties to historic OHV recreation.   They have a right to exercise their private property rights.

However, OHVers have a rare opportunity to secure long-term access to existing OHV recreation that is occurring on private property near the Jawbone OHV Area.   The CA OHV Program has been working hard to purchase about 59 privately owned parcels in an effort to secure said lands for long-term OHV use.

Kern Property Purchase Project LINK

They need to receive letters of support from the OHV community and related businesses.  If you do not have time to pen your own personal letter on your home or business stationary,  BRC is providing our letter generator where you can add pre-written comments to your own personal testimony.  Your letter will be sent to the OHMVR Division's Deputy Director.   *Please select the "cc" section so your letter also goes to Secretary Laird, Kern County Board of Supervisors, and the BLM Desert District Advisory Council.

Send the letter to:

Chris Conlin
Deputy Director
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division
1725 23rd Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816
Email: christopher.conlin@parks.ca.gov

Please cc your letter to:
Secretary of Natural Resources, John Laird: secretary@resources.ca.gov
Kern County Board of Supervisors: board@co.kern.ca.us
BLM Desert District Advisory Council: srazo@blm.gov
 
Thanks in advance for your review of this request.

Don Amador
Western Representative
BlueRibbon Coalition, Inc.
 

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