TPAC Founder, Don Amador, at OR Dunes NRA
This area is reported as being closed by the shutdown
Dear OHV Voter,
Throughout the West, federal land managers are announcing OHV related closures today in response to the government shutdown.
There does not appear to be any consistency between agencies and units on what recreation facilities and trails will be open.
For example, the Cleveland National Forest in Southern California has closed the Corral Canyon OHV Area. In Northern California, it appears the BLM's Ukiah Field Office will close the entrance gates to the South Cow Mountain OHV Recreation Area.
Closure Sign at FS Staging Area at OR Dunes
*Photo thanks to Save the Riders Dunes
On the other hand in Colorado, it looks like public land trails on the White River National Forest and the BLM's Colorado River Valley Field Office will be open.
TPAC believes that Congress is acutely aware of the shutdown's impact to recreation activities via the House's introduction of a bill today to fund the National Park Service during the shutdown.
TPAC also believes the long lasting impact of the shutdown on multiple-use recreation is logarithmically related to the length of the impasse.
This is a massive political battle between opposing ideologies and public land recreation is but a small player on the scene. TPAC urges recreationists to be advised their recreational experience may be severely impacted by the shutdown.
Don Amador, Founder