AMA is trying to help OHV and Middlegate Pony Express Station one of my personal favorite riding location. I am currently working toward a Gathering at MiddleGate Station including the Reno Area Dirt Riders and others for March 23 thru the 31 with a save the public trail BBQ and more on the 30th.. Please be involved BRC has agreed to make this a action item for Nevada.
If you can support this issue please reach out to me!
Alternative 1 would allow continued OHV use only in the Dixie Valley Training Area. Alternative 2 allows some shared recreational use of the Fallon Training Area by setting specific access dates, much like the compromise that was reached for California’s Johnson Valley at the Twenty-Nine Palms Marine base. But Alternative 2 does not include OHV use. Alternative 3 would have similar restrictions and area removal sizes, but would locate the removed areas in a way that minimizes OHV access restrictions.
The AMA has submitted comments suggesting increasing weapons testing at the 1.1 million-acre Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in southern California to avoid affecting any OHV routes near Fallon, essentially the no-change alternative which the Navy has dismissed as not meeting its “purpose and need.” Our comments also conditionally supported the DEIS Alternative 3 as local club-the Pine Nut Mountain Trails Association-has done.
AMA’s support for Alternative 3 was contingent upon roads being added or boundaries modified to correct OHV legal trails and roads left disconnected by planned changes, and a Special Recreation Area being established outside the training range that recognizes motorized recreation as an approved use.
Since the ultimate change will be determined by the U.S. Congress, your contacting your federal elected officials with your views on the DEIS and expansion, as well as the Navy, makes sense. Contact information for your federal representatives is available here by entering your address or zip code or their names.
Comments Deadline: Feb 14 for U.S. mail postmark.
Submit comments through the U.S. mail, addressed to:
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest
1220 Pacific Highway
Building 1, 5th Floor
San Diego, CA 92132
For more information, contact the Navy at the address above or call the Fallon Modernization Information Line at (775) 426-4081.
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