Archive for California Motorized Recreation Council

ORBA is reviewing the FEIS and working with the California Motorized Recreation Council, and Ecologic Partners on comments.

save the hammers.org  220x71 Johnson Valley OHV Area Final Environmental Impact Statement has been released.The Long awaited Johnson Valley OHV area Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was released last Friday in Washington, D.C.

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The nearly 1200 page document will be reviewed by ORBA legal council at Ecologic Partners over the next few weeks and comments submitted. In addition, ORBA is working with the Livingston Group in Washington, D.C. through its CMRC relationship to lobby Congress to stop the expansion. We have successfully educated bipartisan Congressional membership in both the House and the Senate on this tremendous loss of OHV recreational opportunity.  To date, ORBA has invested over $70,000 into the approximately $300,000 effort to save Johnson Valley. Read More→

76 Tin Benders Off Road Club Donates $10,000 to Help Save Johnson Valley OHV Area.TIN BENDERS 4X4 CLUB OF CALIFORNIA (founded in 2000)HELD THEIR 8TH ANNUAL TIN BENDER JAMBOREE BBQ & FUNDRAISER IN JOHNSON VALLEY OHV AREA.

The United States Marine Corps would like to limit OHV use in Johnson Valley, but a dedicated group of offroaders called the Tin Benders 4×4 Club, whose membership includes families from around the country, hope to stop the Marine base expansion, and are donating funds to help ensure civilians can continue using the largest OHV area in the United States. The Tin Bender Jamboree attracted approximately 400 people and 110 Vehicles were officially registered for the event and therefore eligible for the free prize drawing. Roughly $10,000 was raised for the California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC), which is leading the fight to save Johnson Valley as a premier destination for off-road motor sports events and family recreation. The Tin Benders $9,500 donation was pushed to $10,000 with a $500 donation from Mike Ruzicka who donated art work for the event T-Shirts. Read More→

The California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC), an umbrella group of the eight largest Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) associations in California, has organized a national effort to help save the world-renowned Johnson Valley OHV area in California. Mobilizing enthusiasts from across the country, and utilizing its relationship with the Livingston Group of Washington DC, CMRC has succeeded in its efforts to educate Congress about the unbelievable loss of public lands it has experienced since 1978 in the California Desert. The latest loss of opportunity stems from the 29 Palms Marine base expansion into the 160,000 acre Johnson Valley OHV area, which was created as part of the 1980 California Desert Protection Act. Read More→

April 18, 2012 – Washington, DC –  The California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC), an umbrella group of the eight largest OHV access groups in California, has agreed to contract terms with the Livingston Group, LLC in Washington, DC to help stave off the expansion of the 29 Palms Marine Base. The move comes on the heels of the expected April 27th, 2012 release of a Final Environmental Impact Study (FEIS) by the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps wishes to annex approximately 160,000 acres of the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle area, which is the largest open OHV area in the United States and contributes over $70 million dollars into the economy of the surrounding High Desert communities annually. Read More→

Proceeds of sales from “Land-use” winch line will go to the CMRC JV defense fund. 

cpage 1484 4434 220x87 Master Pull debuts green winch rope to help save Johnson Valley OHV areaMaster-Pull, the leader in synthetic ropes, once again commits to keeping public lands open to the public by donating a portion of the proceeds of its new, limited edition, green winch rope to the Johnson Valley defense fund which has been set up by the California Motorized Recreation Council. This campaign is in addition to the Master-Pull 4405 Race-A-Thon for land use which is excepting pledges for Master-Pull driver Travis Carpenter in the Master-Pull 4405 during the famed King of the Hammers. Read More→