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Substantial fee increases proposed for Imperial

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a draft Business Plan for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA). The Business Plan calls for an increase in the weekly permit fee from $25 to $40 when purchased off-site. On-site weekly permits are proposed to be $70. The annual permit fee is proposed at $180. BLM intends to implement the fee increase on September 1, 2013.

The proposed public review and comment period has been limited to less than 3 weeks ending at 8:00 a.m. on November 5th.

The complete Business Plan is available at:
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/elcentro/recreation/ohvs/isdra/dunesinfo/docs/isdrabp.html

Please go to the Action Center for more information about how to participate in the public comment process. At a minimum we urge you to use the alert system to send an email to the BLM asking for an extension on the comment period.
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Cal4Wheel

Convention registrations are open

Orange Toyota LandCruiser at a previous Convention vehicle show

We know it's early, but we want you to have the opportunity to be one of the first to register for our 2013 CA4WDC Convention. It's coming up on February 15-17 at the Marriott in Rancho Cordova (near Sacramento). Planning is in full swing with the return of a vehicle show, trade show, seminars, entertainment and more.

In addition, this year's Convention will include an election for the association president and treasurer.

Check this link to find out more and register online: convention

While you're on the website, click on over and register for some of our other events as well, including:

Panamint Valley Days, November 9-11 Winter Fun Festival, January 11-13
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Cal4Wheel

October/November In Gear is here!

Click to read the October/November In Gear

The October/November issue has lots of good information about the latest land use issues, registration forms for Operation Desert Fun, Panamint Valley Days, Winter Fun and Convention, along with great informational articles from our contributors.

Read it now

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Cal4Wheel

Tierra Del Sol celebrates 50th with sweepstakes


To All Cal 4 Wheel Members, Associates, and Friends:

I want to congratulate our club, Tierra Del Sol on the 50th Anniversary of their Desert Safari. In recognition of their many years of hard work, a new 2012 Jeep has been donated to them by Jeep/Chrysler and local dealers to be raffled off to support their work to keep trails open. Their tickets are $4 each and details are included in the flyer below. I hope everyone will support TDS in this effort by buying tickets and spreading the word. I want to extend Cal 4’s best wishes and support for this fundraiser.

To find out more, visit Tierra Del Sol's website at http://tds4x4.com/jeep

Mark D. Cave, President CA4WDC, Inc.

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Jason Church

Comments sought for Ashton/Island Park trails project.Freemont County, Idaho OHV project

The Ashton/Island Park Ranger District is interested in hearing any comments, concerns, ideas, or issues you may have regarding their Island Park Off Highway Vehicle Trails project/proposal.

The purpose of this proposal is to revise management of areas open to cross-country OHV travel and designate OHV trails that connect to the Forest Transportation System. This action is needed to provide a safe and sustainable travel system that reduce resource impacts, improve public safety, improve access, and improve the ability to enforce travel restrictions.

This proposal will:
1. Designate approximately 33 miles of trail. Of the proposed 33 miles of trail:
• Approximately 11 miles of National Forest System Roads currently closed to public motor vehicle use will convert to National Forest System Trails.
• Approximately 19 miles of user-created routes will convert to National Forest System Trails which will require reconstruction.
• Approximately 3 miles of trail will require new construction.

2. Close “F” and “D” areas to cross-country OHV travel. This involves a Forest Plan Amendment.

3. West End area: Change management prescription 4.3 from closed to cross-country OHV travel to open to cross-country OHV travel.

4. ATV Parking Area/Trailhead: Clear, grub, grade, and gravel two parking areas and install information bulletin boards in each parking area.
Cattleguard Construction: District personnel will install six cattle guards to accommodate OHV traffic.

5. Decommission Maintenance Level 1 National Forest System Roads: Decommission approximately 15 miles of National Forest System Roads.

6. Close User-Created Routes: Close and rehabilitate approximately 79 miles of user-created routes that are not part of the Forest Transportation System. Methods used to close user-created routes will be determined on a case by case basis. Methods include, but are not limited to: construction or placement of barriers such as jackfences, rock boulders, or scattering slash and scarification of routes exhibiting heavy soil compaction.

For specific information regarding this project, you are directed to the project website to download the scoping document and maps:

USDA Forest Service - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District NEPA Projects - Island Park OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) Trails Project

Comments regarding this proposal should be received by Dec. 3, 2013 and should address specific concerns regarding this proposal.
We anticipate release of an environmental document analyzing effects of this proposed action in March 2013. This project is planned for implementation in summer of 2013. Throughout scoping, comments submitted to the Forest Service, including names and addresses of those who responded, will be considered part of the public record for this proposal and as such will be available for public review. If you cite published studies or papers in your comments, provide copies of the source material with your comments. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered; however, those who submit anonymous comments will not have standing to appeal under 36 CFR Part 215.

Maps will be available for review at the Ashton and Island Park offices, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can view or download maps at

USDA Forest Service - Ashton-Island Park Ranger District NEPA Projects - Island Park OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) Trails Project

Send written comments to:
Island Park OHV Trails Attn: Brandon Burke
P.O. Box 858 Ashton, ID 83420

For information on this project contact Brandon Burke at (208) 652-1201. The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered comments are: 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Electronic comments should be submitted in Word (.doc) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Comments sought for Ashton/Island Park trails project
Freemont County, Idaho OHV project

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