Fact Sheets on ORV Issues

For your information and distribution in the fight against ORV abuse, we are providing access to the following fact sheets about how Unmanaged Off-Roading Threatens California’s Natural Heritage and Rural Communities, how California’s OHV Program Promotes Mainly ATVs, Dirt Bikes and Repairing California’s Public Lands for Future Generations. (Adobe Reader or other PDF program required to view.)

“A growing coalition of conservationists, outdoor recreation advocates, and community activists and residents are working to make sure that Californians are protected from irresponsible and illegal ORV damage. As the OHV program is renewed this year, we’re urging legislators to strengthen law enforcement to protect communities and our natural heritage.”

These fact sheets are supported by the following organizations:

  • Alliance for Responsible Recreation
  • California Wilderness Coalition
  • Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation
  • Community ORV Watch
  • Desert Protective Council
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Friends of the Inyo
  • Friends of Juniper Flats
  • Granite Bay Flycasters
  • Pinon Hills Area Property Owners
  • Planning and Conservation League
  • Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
  • Red Mountain Property Owners Alliance
  • Ridge Rands Private Property Owner’s Group
  • Sierra Club California
  • Sierra Foothills Audubon Society
  • Tolowa Dunes Stewards
  • Western San Bernardino County Landowner’s Association
  • The Wilderness Society

Site Stewardship Workshop Open to COW Members

The Bureau of Land Management is offering a workshop in archeological site stewardship to learn about history, natural resources, archeology and field methods. Site stewardship is also a way to reclaim lands from ORV and other abuse and engender a sense of connection to place.

COW has adopted the Post Homestead cultural and ecological site for stewardship and we would benefit from our members taking the workshop and guiding us on how to best protect it.

COW will pay the $25 fee for up to four members who would like to take the course.

Visit the California Archeological Site Stewardship Program site and call BLM archeologist James Shearer at (760) 252-6034.