Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New OHV Routes in Wonder Valley - ADJACENT to Private Land

Please see this map:
http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/ca/pdf/cdd/west_mojave_plan_updates/wemo_supplemental.Par.13620.File.dat/WonderValley_09AUG2011.pdf


The brown lines are OHV routes and they do run adjacent to private land.

This map:
http://www.orvwatch.com/sites/default/files/wemo2015/maps/TMA%203/Map_3-18_East%20of%20Valley%20Mountain,%20Valley%20Mountain.pdf

will also show you that the routes travel county roads adjacent to private land. The breaks in the route indicate roads alongside private land. I don't assume OHV riders will turn off their vehicles at this point and push them to the next route area.

This will have an affect on your:
  • property values, because you will have to disclose that your property is on an OHV route
  • quality of life: noise, dust, traffic, trash
  • trash and dumping
  • quality of public roads.
It appear that many of these routes are ON county roads, the roads we pay fees each year to maintain. It's difficult to read these maps (the details are obscured) but it looks like Kern, and large parts of Pipeline and Poleline will now be OHV routes. You will be paying to maintain these as OHV routes.

You have until June 4 to send your public comments to:

cawemopa@blm.gov or by mail to:

Bureau of Land Management
California Desert District
Attn: WMRNP Plan Amendment
22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

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