President’s Message

19 July, 2022

July Update

2022-08-03T09:30:40-07:00

Side-by-sides
Unless you have been under a rock, you know that side-by-sides (aka UTVs) have become a huge part of off-roading lately. These vehicles are fast, […]

July Update2022-08-03T09:30:40-07:00
1 July, 2022

June Update

2022-07-19T10:33:52-07:00

Dirt Rider Foundation
It’s official, the Dirt Rider Foundation is alive. Some of you may remember the group called Fight for Ocotillo Wells; well, that was […]

June Update2022-07-19T10:33:52-07:00
21 May, 2022

May Update

2022-05-21T14:43:52-07:00

Kathy
I just took a quick trip to Sacramento for the memorial service for our slain lobbyist, Kathy Lynch. We met at the Sutter Club close […]

May Update2022-05-21T14:43:52-07:00
14 April, 2022

April Update

2022-05-21T14:36:19-07:00

Kathy
It is with a heavy heart we have to tell you that our lobbyist, Kathy Lynch, and her partner Gerald Upholt were killed in late […]

April Update2022-05-21T14:36:19-07:00
22 March, 2022

March Update

2022-03-22T06:54:53-07:00

Yamaha Grant
We’re happy to report that there is not so much bad news this month. Our big announcement is that Yamaha has funded our grant […]

March Update2022-03-22T06:54:53-07:00
16 February, 2022

February Update #2

2022-02-16T17:57:44-08:00

CARB On Road Motorcycle Emissions
We submitted comments on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) proposal to implement new, tighter rules for on road motorcycles. I […]

February Update #22022-02-16T17:57:44-08:00
7 February, 2022

February Update

2022-02-07T16:59:04-08:00

Oceano Dunes
In the ongoing battle at Oceano Dunes, there has been a positive development. Friends of Oceano Dunes filed three separate lawsuits after the California […]

February Update2022-02-07T16:59:04-08:00
17 November, 2021

November Update

2021-11-17T11:24:59-08:00

The 16th Lost Lizard Fun Run is history and it was a fun one. Lots of happy participants, fun checkpoints and a great raffle made […]

November Update2021-11-17T11:24:59-08:00
20 October, 2021

October Update

2021-10-27T17:01:32-07:00

This month we will be talking about trouble on Otay Mountain, our bill being signed into law, Carnegie SVRA, OHMVR Division birthday, Superstition / bombing […]

October Update2021-10-27T17:01:32-07:00
15 September, 2021

September Update

2021-09-15T13:09:33-07:00

Legislation
The California legislative session ended in September and every bill that had a chance had to be passed by then. We follow state bills that […]

September Update2021-09-15T13:09:33-07:00
13 August, 2021

Update to August Update

2021-08-13T07:54:57-07:00

DAC meeting
The BLM Desert Advisory Council (DAC) had a meeting recently (yours truly is on the council). The all-day Zoom meeting covered some topics of […]

Update to August Update2021-08-13T07:54:57-07:00
28 July, 2021

August Update

2021-07-28T07:28:18-07:00

Legislation
This month we will talk about State legislation and all the events that are reappearing. Our legislative coalition is closely watching three bills right now. […]

August Update2021-07-28T07:28:18-07:00
28 July, 2021

July Update

2021-07-28T07:32:23-07:00

Legislation
The world of California off-road politics has slowed down quite a bit lately. That is good for us, as most news in our world is […]

July Update2021-07-28T07:32:23-07:00
18 May, 2021

June Update

2021-07-28T06:30:11-07:00

Today we will look at some OHV grant applications, state bills, law suits and our own Lost Lizard Fun Run.

Lost Lizard
The Lost Lizard Fun Run […]

June Update2021-07-28T06:30:11-07:00
16 April, 2021

April Update

2021-04-26T06:15:10-07:00

Anza-Borrego Camping Fees
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP) published a survey recently asking about camping in the park and tossing out the idea that they may […]

April Update2021-04-26T06:15:10-07:00
11 February, 2021

February Update

2021-02-11T11:05:48-08:00

A big showdown is coming to Pismo Beach, aka Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). On March 18, the California Coastal Commission is expected […]

February Update2021-02-11T11:05:48-08:00
11 December, 2020

December Update

2020-12-11T06:31:30-08:00

As of this writing, all the areas where San Diego residents usually off-road are open except Corral Canyon, and there is no overnight camping at […]

December Update2020-12-11T06:31:30-08:00
13 November, 2020

November Update

2020-11-13T15:28:54-08:00

Hang on, because there is a lot to talk about today. There is a new lawsuit in Oceano Dunes, action by State […]

November Update2020-11-13T15:28:54-08:00
28 August, 2020

September Update

2020-08-28T16:31:22-07:00

Big news at Oceano Dunes: The county supervisor who opposed off-roading in the dunes, Adam Hill, whose office was recently raided by the FBI, has […]

September Update2020-08-28T16:31:22-07:00
28 August, 2020

August Update

2020-08-28T14:30:33-07:00

There is a variety of topics affecting off-roaders this month and, surprise, some are pretty good for us. Sierra National Forest is going through the […]

August Update2020-08-28T14:30:33-07:00
18 June, 2020

June Update

2020-06-18T19:48:58-07:00

We had our first SDORC membership meeting since the outbreak and it was good to see those of you who attended. We meet […]

June Update2020-06-18T19:48:58-07:00
14 March, 2020

March Update

2020-03-14T14:18:30-07:00

Ocotillo Wells

I had the chance to sit down and chat with the superintendent […]

March Update2020-03-14T14:18:30-07:00
27 February, 2020

February Update

2020-02-27T05:59:17-08:00

State Senator Brian Jones’ staffer recently contacted us and asked if we could take the Senator riding. Seriously, he wanted to go […]

February Update2020-02-27T05:59:17-08:00
16 November, 2019

November Update

2019-11-16T09:32:45-08:00

Geothermal in Ocotillo Wells

The BLM has published an Environmental Assessment (EA) to drill up to four geothermal test wells in Ocotillo Wells. There is a […]

November Update2019-11-16T09:32:45-08:00
24 October, 2019

October Update

2019-10-24T14:01:52-07:00

AB 1086

Last month I wrote about how the bill we have been fighting all year that would authorize State Parks to sell part of Carnegie […]

October Update2019-10-24T14:01:52-07:00
14 September, 2019

September Update

2019-09-14T08:21:43-07:00

State legislature: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The legislature in California is in session and crazy things are happening. The good is that […]

September Update2019-09-14T08:21:43-07:00
24 July, 2019

July Update

2019-07-24T20:34:13-07:00

Hang on because there is some important stuff going on in Oceano Dunes SVRA (Pismo Beach) and an announcement from the BLM. First though, some […]

July Update2019-07-24T20:34:13-07:00
4 June, 2019

June Update

2019-06-05T06:02:11-07:00

Oceano Dunes (Pismo Beach) has been in the limelight lately. The only beach in California where you can legally drive on the shore (seven out […]

June Update2019-06-05T06:02:11-07:00
20 March, 2019

March Update

2019-03-20T06:51:36-07:00

Two years ago a bill was introduced in California that would have grave consequences for off-roaders. Reauthorization of the state off-road program was hijacked by […]

March Update2019-03-20T06:51:36-07:00
16 December, 2018

December Update

2018-12-16T17:25:15-08:00

At SDORC we helped with and looked at a lot of land use action this past year and I’d like to go over some of […]

December Update2018-12-16T17:25:15-08:00
26 July, 2018

August Update

2018-07-26T05:44:55-07:00

CORVA’s Amy Granat recently went to Washington DC to testify before the Congressional Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment. Her goal was to point out […]

August Update2018-07-26T05:44:55-07:00
24 May, 2018

May Update

2018-05-24T11:27:13-07:00

SDORC held its annual election at our May meeting and we have a complete board of directors: Audrey Mason as VP, Rob Smith as Treasurer, […]

May Update2018-05-24T11:27:13-07:00
16 March, 2018

March Update

2018-03-16T15:41:30-07:00

February 16 was the last day new bills could be introduced in the California legislature for 2018. The next day, our lobbyist searched through the […]

March Update2018-03-16T15:41:30-07:00
16 November, 2017

November Update

2017-11-16T17:52:30-08:00

Our 13th Lost Lizard Fun Run just happened and was a huge success. We had a record number of entries and more people than ever […]

November Update2017-11-16T17:52:30-08:00
1 August, 2017

August Update

2017-08-01T07:22:07-07:00

The red sticker program was started in 1997 by the Air Resources Board for vehicles starting in 1998 that didn’t meet the new emissions standard […]

August Update2017-08-01T07:22:07-07:00
18 March, 2017

March Update

2017-03-18T14:10:19-07:00

Last month I talked about windmills coming to McCain Valley and Lark Canyon OHV area. You might remember that a deal was made and some […]

March Update2017-03-18T14:10:19-07:00
19 December, 2016

December Update

2016-12-23T07:47:49-08:00

It has been busy at SDORC, so let me fill you in. We just had our Lost Lizard Fun Run and what a success it […]

December Update2016-12-23T07:47:49-08:00
2 June, 2016

Thank you for stopping by our site

2016-07-24T16:26:17-07:00

June 2, 2016—It has been one year since I became your president at SDORC, and the fight to protect off-roading never seems to get easier. A […]

Thank you for stopping by our site2016-07-24T16:26:17-07:00
11 June, 2015

Thank you for stopping by our site

2016-07-24T16:52:57-07:00

June 11, 2015—SDORC is an organization that works to keep land open for off-road vehicle use and advocates for off-roading. We have developed relationships with […]

Thank you for stopping by our site2016-07-24T16:52:57-07:00
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