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Off-roaders want more land

Yucca Valley



I’m glad someone is concerned about health and safety of off-road recreators. In fact, the reason for increased fatalities is the closing of areas to ride. The sport keeps growing and the open areas to ride are

shrinking: Shutting down Pismo Beach will only make it worse. Glamis Dunes is a perfect example, and now the off-road public stands to lose the largest open area in California, 189,000 acres in Johnson Valley, in southern California. On top of that Senator Feinstein wants to take even more public land into the wilderness designation.

News flash: these people and this sport is huge across the nation and it’s not going away. What we need to do is manage the existing areas and reopen closed lands for public use.

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