SEMA eNews Vol. 21, No. 29, July 19, 2018

SEMA Calls on U.S. Senate to Protect Motorized Recreation in the California Desert

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

  California
HR 857, the “California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act,” expands some wilderness designations but prohibits the secretary of the interior from closing any roads or trails that are currently open for motorized recreational access.
   

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed SEMA-supported legislation that would permanently designate six existing OHV areas comprising 300,000 acres in San Bernardino County: Johnson Valley (expanded by 11,000 acres), Spangler Hills, El Mirage, Rasor, Dumont Dunes and Stoddard Valley. HR 857, the “California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act,” expands some wilderness designations but prohibits the secretary of the interior from closing any roads or trails that are currently open for motorized recreational access. The bill now awaits consideration in the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 

SEMA requests your help in asking your U.S. senators to support the bill. For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Eric Snyder at erics@sema.org.

 

 

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