Land Use

Marines Continue to Pursue Costly Land Grab Despite Public Outcry

JOHNSON VALLEY, CA – FEBRUARY 28th, 2013: With just under a week until federal sequestration cuts are set to go into effect, the Secretary of the Navy is curiously seeking Congressional approval to move forward with base expansion at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California[1]. Spanning nearly 600,000 acres[2], the …
Events/Competitions

Jason Scherer Will Start on Pole Position of 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers

DANVILLE, CA   FEBRUARY 7, 2013   Jason Scherer will be starting first at the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers after a very impressive time of 3:19:07 during his qualifying run on Wednesday.  “That was super fun.  The Rubicon Express Nitto car is perfect for King of the Hammers and we are ready for the race.  …
Press Release

SEMA HAMMERS MESSAGE: SAVE JOHNSON VALLEY OHV RECREATION AREA

TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA. (Feb. 7, 2013) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has joined with the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) and a coalition of other land use advocacy organizations to keep the Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area open to enthusiasts. The Marine Corps wants to expand its base at Twentynine Palms, California to include ownership …
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King of the Motos Returns in 2013 as the Toughest Extreme Enduro in the U.S.

August 20, 2012 (Temecula, CA) – Touted as the toughest extreme enduro in the United States, King of the Motos, held in conjunction with King of the Hammers announced details of the 2013 event and has officially opened pre-registration. The “proof of concept” inaugural race in 2012 race was a self supported, twenty-one person invitational …
Land UsePress Release

Johnson Valley OHV Area Final Environmental Impact Statement has been released.

ORBA is reviewing the FEIS and working with the California Motorized Recreation Council, and Ecologic Partners on comments. The Long awaited Johnson Valley OHV area Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was released last Friday in Washington, D.C. View Document Here The nearly 1200 page document will be reviewed by ORBA legal council at Ecologic Partners …
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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 …
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California Motorized Recreation Council Generates Big Congressional Impact in Attempt to Save 160,000 acre Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area

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 …
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California Motorized Recreational Council Hires Livingston Group to help save Johnson Valley OHV area

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 …