Wednesday, May 30, 2018

WEMO Workshop


If you're concerned about the BLM's plan to open off-road vehicle routes in residential neighborhoods adjacent to private property, come to a


Drop-in Letter Writing Event 
Saturday June 2, between 9 and 11 a.m., at the 

Wonder Valley Community Center
80526 1/2 Amboy Road in Wonder Valley

Volunteers will help you identify proposed routes and write an effective letter. Alternate viewpoints are welcome. The BLM can benefit from public input on how best to manage public land in San Bernardino County.

The deadline for public comment is June 14, 2018.

The BLM has drafted a new version of its WEMO (West Mojave) plan, and in response to comments from residents on its earlier plan in 2016 the agency has added a “Street-Legal Only” option, which would exclude most ORVs on neighborhood streets.  However, the BLM’s own preferred proposal still advocates opening local roads to ORVs.  Residents need to understand how these different options would affect them and register their views with the BLM, and the June 2 drop-in can help.

If you commented on the 2016 version, you still need to respond to this new draft plan.  If you’re unable to attend the drop-in, more information is available at http://www.orvwatch.com/; click on the “WEMO” tab to find the latest resources.

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