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by nixsternik
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Stake Removal Volunteer Update
Replies: 0
Views: 8120

Stake Removal Volunteer Update

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION FOR STAKE REMOVAL First of all, if you haven't already signed up to volunteer and you are coming, please let me know. We need to provide numbers so we can have enough food for lunch. Secondly, we still need Buttercup volunteers! We almost have 100 people signed up to help at o...
by nixsternik
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TO REMOVE THE STAKES
Replies: 0
Views: 5271

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TO REMOVE THE STAKES

THE DAY HAS COME - YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TO REMOVE THE CLOSURE STAKES! The American Sand Association (aSa) is working on a volunteer effort, in conjunction with the BLM, to start the process of removing the closure stakes in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. More specifically, the small centra...
by nixsternik
Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: Win for ISDRA
Replies: 1
Views: 4955

Re: Win for ISDRA

14 YEARS IN THE MAKING - COURT DECISION WILL EVENTUALLY RE-OPEN DUNES The following press release has been issued by attorneys who represent the American Sand Association (aSa). Yesterday's historic ruling by Judge Illston upholds a quality balance between recreation and resource protection in the ...
by nixsternik
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: Win for ISDRA
Replies: 1
Views: 4955

Win for ISDRA

ISDRA RAMP UPDATE This afternoon, Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, issued an order dismissing challenges to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan, thereby clearing the path for the plan's implementation. A detailed press release regar...
by nixsternik
Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Latest News - March 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 5350

Latest News - March 2014

Fellow duners, Here is the link to the latest aSa Newsletter. Find out the latest on the ISDRA RAMP, the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and why you should care about it, Ocotillo Wells Update, BLM response to aSa inquiry regarding law enforcement and much more. http://americansandassociati...
by nixsternik
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: AB 1595 Signed by Governor
Replies: 0
Views: 4428

AB 1595 Signed by Governor

Great News - AB 1595 Update We are excited to finally announce that the Governor has signed SB 234 which is the fix to AB 1595! It should go into effect immediately. The American Sand Association has been instrumental in working with Senator Walters' office on this issue. Even though this only effe...
by nixsternik
Fri May 17, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: BLM Reinstates Season Permit
Replies: 3
Views: 2412

BLM Reinstates Season Permit

This was just posted on ISDRA FB page, we can't help but think this revision was because of the overwhelming comments BLM received from ASA members. We appreciate your support. In response to comments from the County of Imperial and members of the public over the past few months, the ISDRA Business ...
by nixsternik
Fri May 17, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: So Are Things Really About To Come To a Head?
Replies: 3
Views: 2445

Re: So Are Things Really About To Come To a Head?

Thanks for your support!
by nixsternik
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Fee plan for 2013 - what's the latest?
Replies: 23
Views: 6449

Re: Fee plan for 2013 - what's the latest?

Link to an article that appeared in today's Yuma Sun Newspaper on the topic. http://www.yumasun.com/articles/blm-871 ... -site.html

Nicole
by nixsternik
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: ab 1595
Replies: 17
Views: 6322

Re: ab 1595

SB 234 (AB 1595/AB 1266 Fix) SB 234 limits the requirement due to take effect on July 1, 2013, that passengers in a recreational off-highway vehicle (ROHV) may only sit in seats installed by the original manufacturer to ROHVs with a 2014 or later model year. This bill : 1.Limits the requirement that...
by nixsternik
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Fee plan for 2013 - what's the latest?
Replies: 23
Views: 6449

Re: Fee plan for 2013 - what's the latest?

I attended the meeting. They provided a very simple handout. Here is a link to the BLM site where you can download the handout. http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ca/pdf/elcentro/isdra.Par.28581.File.dat/ISDRA_Business_Plan_Summary.pdf After several meetings and requests for information, the...
by nixsternik
Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: ONLINE DATE SET FOR RELEASE OF ISDRA RAMP
Replies: 0
Views: 2153

ONLINE DATE SET FOR RELEASE OF ISDRA RAMP

ACTION ALERT : RAMP / AB 1595 TO BE DISCUSSED AT INFO MEETINGS The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has notified the ASA that the ISDRA (Imperial Sand Dunes) Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) will be released for online review on September 7th and CD copies will be available at the Sand Sports ...
by nixsternik
Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: ab 1595
Replies: 17
Views: 6322

AB 1595 Fix (AB 1266)

AB 1595 Fix (AB 1266) On Way to Governor We found out late last night that the bill to fix AB 1595 passed the Legislature and is on its way to the Governor where we expect it to be signed sometime this month. This bill will do two things: 1. It eliminates the "feet flat on the floorboards" provisio...
by nixsternik
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: ab 1595
Replies: 17
Views: 6322

3rd update on AB 1595

Hello all, Here is the latest re: AB 1595. As usual, I'll continue to keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available. I speak to Cook's office on the daily basis. http://arc.asm.ca.gov/member/65/eContact/65_23970y7bmgg7.htm Third Update on the AB 1595 Fix I'm happy to report that the...
by nixsternik
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Silver Lake Dunes
Topic: Need some help
Replies: 1
Views: 6598

Re: Need some help

Did you happen to visit the Silver Lake State Park website? Here is a link that should be able to provide some information.
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-15 ... SS,00.html
by nixsternik
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: ab 1595
Replies: 17
Views: 6322

Re: ab 1595

Second update from Assemblyman Cook's office.

http://arc.asm.ca.gov/member/65/eContac ... 9oq9e8.htm

We will continue to keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available. As soon as a bill number is assigned, we can then start writing letters of support.
by nixsternik
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: ab 1595
Replies: 17
Views: 6322

Re: ab 1595

An update on the AB 1595 fix. We'll continue to keep you posted as more information becomes available.

http://arc.asm.ca.gov/member/65/eContac ... aax3pz.htm
by nixsternik
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Your Glamis Camping Photos Are Needed!
Replies: 0
Views: 2264

Your Glamis Camping Photos Are Needed!

The ASA was contacted by the Travel Channel for an Ultimate Travel show they're doing regarding RV Adventures and they would like to feature Glamis. They're on a super tight deadline (tomorrow, December 7th) and would like to see any pictures you have of you and your family camping in the Glamis are...
by nixsternik
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: ACTION ALERT! VEHICLES BEING TOWED
Replies: 3
Views: 2574

ACTION ALERT! VEHICLES BEING TOWED

ACTION ALERT! VEHICLES BEING TOWED! We have been in contact with the BLM El Centro Field Office and have confirmed that they are enforcing the supplementary rules pertaining reserving camping spaces in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. The rules are as follows: It is prohibited to reserve or...
by nixsternik
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: 2012 ASA Raffle Sand Vehicles, yes there are TWO prizes!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1208

Re: 2012 ASA Raffle Sand Vehicles, yes there are TWO prizes!!!!!

Both vehicles are awesome. Stay tuned for display opportunities so you can check them out!
by nixsternik
Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: 2011 Sand Sport Super Show September 16, 17, 18
Replies: 1
Views: 1720

Re: 2011 Sand Sport Super Show September 16, 17, 18

We Still Need Help! We still need more helpers at the ASA booth at the Sand Sports Super Show this weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA. If you can spare a few hours, please contact Katherine at ssssvolunteers@asasand.org or call Lloyd at (909) 228-9840. Lunch will be provided in our hosp...
by nixsternik
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Crazy Keven's - Stolen Truck and Trailer!
Replies: 7
Views: 1007

Re: Crazy Keven's - Stolen Truck and Trailer!

UPDATE The Trailer was found abandoned in between Lake Elsinore and Perris. The Thieves empited the trailer. The Truck has not been found yet. If you duners see some people selling off Helmets, Gloves, Whips, Stiffy Products, and general riding gear cheap and in bulk quantities, please let us know. ...
by nixsternik
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Crazy Keven's - Stolen Truck and Trailer!
Replies: 7
Views: 1007

Re: Crazy Keven's - Stolen Truck and Trailer!

It is now up on the ASA Facebook page.
by nixsternik
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Crazy Keven's - Stolen Truck and Trailer!
Replies: 7
Views: 1007

Re: Crazy Keven's - Stolen Truck and Trailer!

Thanks for posting the specifics. I know that a call was made to the ASA office yesterday. I'll take this info and post it on the ASA Facebook page. Hopefully it will help people to be on the look out.
by nixsternik
Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Barrett-Jackson Help Needed
Replies: 0
Views: 1526

Barrett-Jackson Help Needed

Volunteers Needed The ASA Raffle car will be on display at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa , CA on June 24 -26. Also for our Nevada and Arizona members, please note that we will be in Las Vegas and Phoenix as well. Selling raffle tick...
by nixsternik
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: ASA Opposes cuts to OHV Program Funding
Replies: 2
Views: 1781

Re: ASA Opposes cuts to OHV Program Funding

UPDATE - I received the following response from Chairman Gordon. This is proof that we are being heard! From: Grant, Margot [mailto:Margot.Grant@asm.ca.gov] On Behalf Of Assemblymember Gordon Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 2:16 PM To: Nicole Gilles (ASA) Subject: RE: OHV Parks Funding Cut - Opposi...
by nixsternik
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: ASA Opposes cuts to OHV Program Funding
Replies: 2
Views: 1781

ASA Opposes cuts to OHV Program Funding

In keeping with the ASA's Mission to "UNITE, INFORM & MOBILIZE" the sand duning community to protect your right to recreate, the ASA wrote a response to a budget item being discussed at the Assembly Budget Committee #3 on Resources and Transportation. Budget Committee staff had recommended the Commi...
by nixsternik
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Ocotillo Wells
Topic: A Portion of the Freeman Property Added to Ocotillo Wells SV
Replies: 3
Views: 1907

A Portion of the Freeman Property Added to Ocotillo Wells SV

http://www.planocotillowells.org/ The Freeman property (also known as Truckhaven/Desert Cahuilla) was acquired by California State Parks in 2006. Senator Denise Ducheny and Senator Dennis Hollingsworth recently convened a group of stakeholders to establish a plan for dividing the Freeman Property b...
by nixsternik
Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Props To Rocky Mountain ATV/MC
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Props To Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

PWR MAD,

Glad you had a good experience with them.

Rocky Mountain has been a great company to work with and has been very supportive of the American Sand Association.
by nixsternik
Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Desert Advisory Council (DAC) ISDRA Sub Group (DSG)
Topic: ISDRA DAC Subgroup Meeting Notice - July 23, 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1432

ISDRA DAC Subgroup Meeting Notice - July 23, 2010

ISDRA DAC Subgroup Meeting Date: July 23, 2010 - 9:00 a.m. Location: BLM El Centro Field Office, 1661 So. 4th St., El Centro, CA 92243 The ISDRA Subgroup operates under the authority of the California Desert District Desert Advisory Council (DAC) and provides input to the BLM regarding issues pertin...
by nixsternik
Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Desert Advisory Council (DAC) ISDRA Sub Group (DSG)
Topic: DAC Imperial Sand Dunes Sub Group Field Tour - July 22, 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1258

DAC Imperial Sand Dunes Sub Group Field Tour - July 22, 2010

As part of the California Desert Advisory Council (DAC) Imperial Sand Dunes Sub Group (DSG) meeting on July 23, 2010 there will be a short tour of the recreation area on Thursday July 22, 2010. This tour of the construction activities at the Buttercup Ranger Station, Wash Rd., and the camping pads w...
by nixsternik
Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Oregon Dunes
Topic: Public Meeting to Discuss Trail Cuts - June 26, 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1324

Public Meeting to Discuss Trail Cuts - June 26, 2010

Eugene Register Guard 10-C Article Dune riders dread crackdown As the Forest Service prepares to implement trail cuts made in 1994, off-highway-vehicle users brace for change BY WINSTON ROSS THE REGISTER-GUARD Appeared in print: Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 FLORENCE — For 16 years, off-highway-vehicle us...
by nixsternik
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: DRAMP/RAMP Comments
Replies: 139
Views: 27133

Re: DRAMP/RAMP Comments

BLM Extends Comment Period for Draft Imperial Sand Dunes Plan

http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsro ... dunes.html

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