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Subgroup Mtg. Update - During FY14, 46,472 permits were sold and compliance was at 91% after checking 6,433 vehicles. #ISDRASubgroup

Rd. to Ogilby Campground washed out during last storm. BLM will water Rd. again prior to New Year's. Will help prevent stuck vehicles.

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Dear Off-Road Enthusiasts,

The Federal Government wants to design your next off-road side-by-side vehicle by mandating handling and performance capabilities and requiring excessive and potentially unsafe restraint systems. If not halted, the mandate will limit the off-road community's options.

Your immediate action is needed now. By reaching out to your elected officials and letting them know you oppose this mandate, together we can halt this regulation, but you must act now. We only have 75 days to act, and tell Congress and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) that their mandates are not right for off-road.

As a unified off-road community, we can protect our right to ride for today and the future.

Watch the video below to find out why it is so important to oppose this proposal by the CSPC!

Clicking below will take you to the letter generator page of our partners at ARRA (Americans for Responsible Recreation Access). They have made it extremely easy for you to contact the right people who represent you in Washington, D.C.

Take action now

Rev.11/24/14

SUMMARY

The Imperial Sand Dune Recreations Area (ISDRA) is a victim of abuse of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) where 49,300 acres were temporarily closed as part of a March 2000 lawsuit settlement pending a Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP). The plan and its components were challenged several times by the anti-access groups and it took approximately 14 years for the new plan to be implemented.

In 2014 the new plan re-opened the 49,300 acres. However, the Bureau of Land Management(BLM) wanted a plan that would withstand further legal challenges and so closed approximately 9,000 acres of land deemed critical habitat (CH) that were open before the initial lawsuit. This closure included the Patton Valley Travel Corridor (PVTC): a section of dunes that heretofore had never been closed.

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2015 Season PermitISDRA Season Permits available now!

Remember that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every permit benefits the ASA, so please buy them from us!

Go here to get yours.

NOTE: New look! The seasonal permit is now a non-transferable sticker.

Just looking for a weekly permit? Go here: http://www.isdpermits.com

 

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