According to Sharetrails.org and the BlueRibbon Coalition, a new Federal Lands bill has been proposed that could affect OHV (off-highway vehicle) use in a number of Northern California counties.
Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) has introduced a bill that is intended to address a number of resource and recreation issues in the Del Norte, Humboldt, and Western Trinity counties of California. Huffman’s latest version of his North Coast Public Lands legislation is a comprehensive proposal that addresses several topics, including motorized and non-motorized trail opportunities, Wilderness, timber production, resource management, support for rural economies, and more.
Don Amador, Western Representative, BlueRibbon Coalition, stated in the Shartrails.org information release, “Over the last year or two I have had several meetings with local OHV leaders, county supervisors, and proponents of the legislation. I/BRC encourage you to invest some time in the process by attending one or more of the meetings to express your ideas and/or concerns.
The followiing public meetings have been scheduled. OHV activists are encouraged to attend and have their voices heard:
August 14th – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka
August 15th – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Educational Resource Center – 400 West Harding, Crescent City
August 16th – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Trinity High School – 321 Victory Lane, Weaverville
August 29th- 1:30 to 2:30 – venue to be determined
According to Sharetrails.org, the battle to preserve public land for OHV use is a never-ending process, and it is extremely important for local stakeholders to show up and be heard. Spread the word!