SHAPE YOUR FUTURE - ATTEND OHV COMMISSION MEETING
The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday December 3, 2020. It is important for OHV club leaders, advocates, consultants, volunteers, and other stakeholders who support the CA OHV Program to attend this meeting to voice concerns and/or offer solutions to many of the items on the agenda. Your input on critical topics such as the Park Transformation process (Path Forward 2026), access to lands at SVRAs that are currently closed to OHV use at Carnegie, Oceano, etc., management of SVRAs including event permitting, Park communications, outreach, collaboration, planning efforts such as the PWP, and other issues will help shape the future of the CA OHV Program.
The links below provide information on how to sign up for the meeting and various agenda items.
SIGN UP/REGISTER FOR MEETING
PATH FORWARD 2026 (Transformation Process)
COVID restrictions, wildfires, and political unrest continues to make this a very challenging year for both OHV recreationists and land agency staff that access or manage sustainable OHV recreation on local, state, and federal lands.
However difficult things have been, life goes on and so does the need for the public and OHV commission to hold government officials responsible for their actions or inactions. See just a few of the questions that need answers at this commission meeting.
Question 1 - Will there be an update from Parks or the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District to the August 2020 letter from the OHV Commission about the District forcing the OHV Trust Fund to spend over $16M dollars on dust mitigation measures and removing 48 acres from the riding and camping area at Oceano Dunes SVRA using a process that is out of step with tenets outlined in the May 18, 2018 Stipulated Order of Abatement?
LINK TO LETTER FROM OHV COMMISSION TO THE APCD
Question 2 - Will the PWP be able to show it how it benefits OHV recreation? So far the PWP has not included plans to address much needed dune access, camping, and staging for OHVs on the sound end of the project area?
Question 3 – Will Parks have a response to the 2019 Petition filed by the Oceano Dunes Access Alliance requesting that it withdraws from the Stipulated Order of Abatement? So far, there has not even been an acknowledgement by Parks they received that petition?
Question 4 – What has Parks and Transformation done to streamline and improve the event permitting process at SVRAs?
Question 5 – What is Parks doing to address the SVRA’s need for on-site Park Superintendents to make management decisions in real-time instead of being supervised by off-site Park leaders who may not have the expertise or time to devote to SVRA specific needs since they are now tasked with managing “Districts” which may include 23 park units?
Thanks for taking time to review this alert and I hope to see you at the OHV commission meeting on December 3.