Most experienced duners have probably experienced the occasional “dust cloud” in camp.
We applaud the BLM’s efforts to help keep in-camp dust under control. This includes roadway watering and dust suppressant, which BLM has implemented on access roads and in high use vendor areas. We know they are working hard to fairly implement the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan (“RAMP”). Every duner can help by keeping speeds down in camping areas.
In fact, the RAMP suggests limiting vehicle speed for these purposes. Also, CA state law and the ISDRA rules limit camp speed to 15 mph. To date BLM has, for the most part, enforced the 15-mph rule as a matter of public safety. Obeying this rule will also help keep down the dust.
We all know that there are a number of ways that OHV opponents are working to reduce OHV riding areas. Dust in camp should not be one of them. If issues like this go unchecked, they can result in expensive lawsuits and increased camping fees.
In our daily life, we observe school and wakeless zone speed limits. Let’s do our best to do the same at the dunes.
Every responsible duner can set an example. Dunes don't make dust. Slow down when you hit the desert floor and the trail back to camp.
DUST IN YOUR REAR VIEW MIRROR NEAR CAMP MEANS SLOW DOWN!!!
OBEY THE 15 MPH CAMP AREA SPEED LIMIT!!!
The American Sand Association's Board of Directors primary objective is to "UNITE, INFORM and MOBILIZE" the sand duning community to protect the right to ride.
Board of Directors
Secretary Nikki Daniels
Treasurer Joanna Rothwell