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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO REAPPLY FOR ORV GRANT FUNDING

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department seeks another year of off-highway vehicle grant funding through the State of California’s Department of Parks and Recreation. The Sheriff’s Department has used this grant source since 2006 and seeks an additional one year of funding. For more information, see the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle website at the link below. Public comment begins March 2 and runs through May 3.

http:// www.ohv.parks.ca.gov

A REMINDER TO RIDE OHVS RESPONSIBLY

Off-road vehicles are not allowed on any county service area roads, and can only be ridden on private property with the written permission of the property owner. But there are areas nearby where you can legally ride your ORV. Hilary Sloane says to ride responsibly…

The Sheriff’s Department reminds residents that the operation of off-highway vehicles is regulated. County Ordinances say groups of 10 or more OHV users must obtain a “Staging Permit” from Code Enforcement. The use of OHVs on private property requires written permission. Open OHV riding is permitted in the Bureau of Land Management or BLM managed Johnson Valley OHV recreation area, 20 miles north of Yucca Valley on Highway 247 at Boone Road. OHV use is also allowed on several BLM designated routes throughout the Morongo Basin. Locations of these routes and use restrictions can be found on the BLM’s website at BLM.gov under the Barstow Field Office area.

A REMINDER TO RIDE ORVS RESPONSIBLY

Many people will be taking advantage of the long holiday weekend by riding their off-road vehicles in the desert. Reporter Sara Snyder says to ride responsibly…

This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private property and public lands by riding responsibly. Make sure that your actions do not ruin the off-road experience for others.

According to county, state, and federal laws, ORVs are not allowed on any county service area roads; ORVs are not allowed on private property without written permission; public lands are closed to ORVs unless on signed routes; there is no cross-country riding in the Morongo Basin.

Please respect our private and public lands by obeying ORV rules and regulations. The only open riding areas are found at the Johnson Valley State ORV Recreation Area, off Highway 247 north of Yucca Valley.

If you observe any illegal activity, contact the Sheriff’s Department immediately at 760-365-9413.

PUBLIC COMMENT OPEN ON JOHNSON VALLEY SHARED-USE AREA

Every year, the Twentynine Palms Combat Center temporarily closes the Johnson Valley Shared-Use Area while it conducts military exercises. As part of the Marine Corps’ agreement with the public, it holds a public meeting every year in which residents can comment on the closure of the share-use area. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, the Resource Management Group cancelled its 2020 public meeting in June. In lieu of a gathering, the RMG developed a Project Update Notice on the management of Johnson Valley Shared Use Area and is soliciting comments from the public. The public comment period closes December 31.

To provide public comment, please call 760-830-3737 or email smbplmsjohnsonvalley@usmc.mil

http://www.29palms.marines.mil/johnsonvalley/

A REMINDER TO RIDE OFF-ROAD VEHICLES RESPONSIBLY

Off-road vehicles are not allowed on any county service area roads and can only be ridden on private property with the written permission of the property owner. But there are areas nearby where you can legally ride your ORV. Hilary Sloane reminds residents to ride responsibly…

The Sheriff’s Department reminds residents that the operation of off-highway vehicles is regulated. County Ordinances say groups of 10 or more OHV users must obtain a “Staging Permit” from Code Enforcement. The use of OHVs on private property requires written permission. Open OHV riding is permitted in the Bureau of Land Management or BLM managed Johnson Valley OHV recreation area, 20 miles north of Yucca Valley on Highway 247 at Boone Road. OHV use is also allowed on several BLM designated routes throughout the Morongo Basin. Locations of these routes and use restrictions can be found on the BLM’s website at BLM.gov under the Barstow Field Office area.