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Important Public BLM Meeting Regarding ORV Routes

This is an Important Public Meeting on the BLM’s Proposal to Dramatically Increase ORV Routes in Rural Communities Throughout the Western Mojave Desert.
by Terry Weiner

The Alliance for Responsible Recreation, of which DPC is a coalition member, will be hosting an informational workshop to discuss the proposal by the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to dramatically increase access for off-road vehicles in our rural communities in the western Mojave desert, allowing ORVs to ride on our public roads, private property and public lands.Law enforcement cannot deal with existing problems with ORV trespass, and now the BLM wants to double the mileage of ORV routes in our communities.

The meeting will feature a detailed explanation of the BLM’s Western Mojave (WEMO) Route Management Plan, maps of the network of proposed ORV routes in the Morongo Basin, and an opportunity for the public submit comments on the plan.

WHEN:
Saturday, December 5th, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm

WHERE:
Community United Methodist Church,
6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree
(4 blocks north on Park Blvd. from Highway 62.)

For more information, please go to Community ORV Watch

Sponsored by The Alliance for Responsible Recreation, Community ORV Watch, Morongo Basin Conservation Association, Friends of Juniper Flats, Western