Tell Your U.S. Senators to Protect Motorized Recreation in the California Desert
DON’T DELAY! Please contact your U.S. Senators to request support for HR 857. Use the following button to identify your Senators. Choose only “Federal” under the menu “Select the level you wish to search” to be directed to the lawmaker’s contact information. Reach out to your Senators on this bill:
You may use the following points in your message:
H.R 857 offers a balanced approach to protecting, managing, and using the desert and forest areas in San Bernardino County.
The bill preserves a total of 300,000 acres of the California desert for off-roading and expands the Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area by over 11,000 acres.
- H.R. 857 affords additional protections to motorized recreation enthusiasts and ensures that OHV recreational areas cannot be closed administratively.
Overview: 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.