Logandale in Southern Nevada is seeing several plan proposals and changes that will affect the future of OHV use. Thanks to our members, in 2021 we submitted comments encouraging the BLM to protect current OHV access. This is a popular area for OHV use and events such as the Hump n Bump. The Bureau of Land Management is now accepting public comment on the release of their Environmental Assessment (EA) on a Resource Management Plan Amendment, Recreation Area Management Plan and Travel Management Plan. We need all motorized users to submit comments by November 14, 2022 to encourage the BLM to adopt Alternative D while keeping open all current 154 miles of routes. Use the tool below to submit your comment.
With current management, “motorized and mechanized vehicle use are currently limited to existing routes and dry washes in the decision area”. There is currently 154 miles of routes. This is Alternative A
Alternative B would designate the area as a Special Recreation Management Area and would only allow approximately 60 miles of OHV routes.
Alternative C which is the “proposed action”, would create two OHV open areas that total 164 acres for both rock crawling and dune driving. Current routes would be limited to 93 miles as open to OHV. Below is the map of the proposed routes and designations.
Alternative D is the most recreation friendly, encompassing almost all that Alternative C proposes while keeping 114 miles of routes designated as open to OHV’s.
Below you will see the table of use. The BLM gathered this information in 2018. The table doesn’t add up to the current open mileage of routes which is 154 miles. We have reached out to the BLM to get clarification on this discrepancy and will update our members as we find out more.
E-bikes would be limited to OHV routes and will be considered a motorized vehicle. BRC believes that e-bikes have the same impact as a human powered bike and should be treated as such.
Camping would only be allowed in one of the Recreation Management Zones (RMZ1). The other Recreation Management Zone (RMZ2) will not allow camping but will allow recreational target shooting that will be prohibited in RMZ2.
The BLM website can provide more information if you’d like to read the reports the BLM has published.
I am a born and raised Nevadan. Have enjoyed my entire life camping, hiking riding off road with family and friends. I have also seen so much land closed off to OHV’s in my years here. Education not closures.
There is no impact difference between class 1 e bikes and normal bikes. Please open the trails to e bikes.
Having access to public lands are a blessing and help all enjoy the beautiful outdoors. In todays world we need areas to go to refresh and regenerate our souls and minds. We need to keep these trails open for a chance to breathe fresh and clean air, enjoy friends and family associations which creates more mental stability for all that participate. Please keep our lands open so we can enjoy life in the “great and wonderful outdoors”. Please discontinue closing trails. Most respect and honor the right and privilege to ride the trails and not leave those trails which can cause potential damage. We want our children and grandchildren to enjoy the beauties of this earth just as you and I do today. Please keep the trails open. Good bless
I respectfully request that the Logandale Area remain as it is currently. Please don’t limit or change the visitor use of this area.
The more that is closed the more impact there will be on trails that are left open to then be a justification to close others due to over use.
Please don’t close or restrict access to the trails we have.
We bought a new house in mesquite and could have bought the same house with the same weather for alot lesd but it was the trail system that brought us here.
Please don’t close more areas. Closures are NOT management!!
One of the greatest opportunities for OHVs in the state of Nevada is to be able to explore the vast Mohave Desert.
This unique part of the southwest hosts many historic cultural-sites that might never be seen if not made available for exploration via OHVs.
The Kokopelli ATV Club of Mesquite, Nevada, has hundreds of conscientious and responsible members, who are stewards of the land. As ambassadors for the preservation of archaeological and historic cultural sites, club members demonstrate their dedication to preserving sites and maintaining access to those sites whenever they ride. Members take note of the locations of cultural sites visited and report damage to cultural sites as well as signage that needs to be improved.
Damage and necessary maintenance are reported online or by calling (702) 486-5011.
The Kokopelli ATV Club is committed to preserving the past for the enjoyment of future generations.
Results of this survey must be public record and should be published for all to see. The alternative with the most support should be the one implemented, not the one the BLM favors. The BLM is a Federal agency that is funded by tax dollars including their salaries. Closing areas doesn’t do much to stop those that abuse and litter recreational areas, they do it wherever they are. Education and enforcement with penalties needs to be increased. Spending more time and money on those efforts as well as organized volunteer groups, trail hosts for example, will reap more benefits and rewards for responsible users and the environment. I know this from my personal experience as the 5 year volunteer Trail Host Coordinator for the State Parks of Wyoming. Working with people in a cooperative manner is always beneficial to all.
I would like to submit a comment on BLM’s EA on a Resource Management Plan Amendment, Recreational Area Management Plan, and Travel Management Plan.
I will be as brief as possible, as you will probably be getting numerous comments.
I would ask that you adopt Alternative D, and keep open all current 154 miles of routes, and include 2 open OHV areas. I also support dispersed camping and ask that BLM allow it throughout the planning area.
I support continued access for recreation in Logandale, including motorized. The public should be able to access PUBLIC lands in a variety of ways. I don’t agree with special interest groups being able to restrict access to suit their agendas. Thanks for your time and consideration.
Please approve Alternative D. The Logandale trail system is too small for the number of responsible users now. And it’s PUBLIC land, owned by the citizens. My son is 33, a quadriplegic from cancer in his spine. His only option to see this place is motorized access. Don’t take it away from him!
Please stop taking our public land away from us. getting out and recreating outdoors is my passion and the only outlet i have to stay healthy. our country is getting more and more populated so taking away land is the wrong answer. we need more land given back to us to use and enjoy responsibly. When will the land grabs stop?! it breaks my heart to see all of the land constantly being taken away from us..