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Johnson Valley Shared Use Area Temporary Closure in August

February 14, 2018—The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public August 1-30, 2018 while the Marine Corps conducts training to support a large-scale exercise. The closure period will include the time required [...]

SDORC needs help!

January 17, 2018—The hard-working SDORC board members and volunteers are getting tired! SDORC plans an off-road expo this year, and in order to also put on another of our popular Fun Runs we need someone [...]

SDORC partners with My Off Road Radio

December 17, 2017—We all love to get out and enjoy ourselves in the outdoors, but we don’t always think about how to ensure that we get back home safe. Well, there’s an app for that! [...]

California OHV Program Reauthorized!

November 8, 2017—UPDATE: The two bills to reauthorize the California OHV program, SB159 and SB249, have now been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown! Below are two letters SDORC's lobbyist helped prepare and submit [...]

OP-ED: Rebuttal to CNPS’s Anti-OHV Political Campaign (SB 249) Article

July 18, 2017—This is a response by long-time OHV recreation advocate Don "The General" Amador to a recent California Native Plant Society (CNPS) anti-OHV political campaign (SB 249) article that was referenced (page 22) in [...]

Johnson Valley Shared Use Area Temporary Closure in August ***UPDATE***

June 15, 2017—UPDATE: The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public August 11-25, 2017 while the Marine Corps conducts military training to support a large-scale exercise. It was determined the window of [...]

SDORC signatory on letter of opposition to SB 249

May 22, 2017—SDORC's Sacramento lobbyist Kathy Lynch wrote and sent to Senate Appropriations Committee and other key individuals a letter from 14 land use organizations, including SDORC, opposing SB 249. SB 249 is a proposed bill [...]

Seventh Annual SDORC Corral Canyon Young Rider Training Trail Clean-up

May 21, 2017—On Sunday May 21 a small work party of dedicated SDORC volunteers worked minor miracles on the two trails, originally created and adopted by SDORC in 2010 with the help of a grant [...]

SDORC Members Elect New Board of Directors

May 5, 2017—At the May general meeting the following members were elected to the SDORC Board of Directors. The positions become effective at the June meeting. President: Ed Stovin Vice President: Audrey Mason Secretary: Robin [...]

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Ranger Steve Bier Memorial Service

April 22, 2017—A memorial service for Steve Bier will be held Monday, May 1 at 10 a.m. at the Borrego Springs High School football field, 2281 Diegueno Road. Steve was a very well-known and -liked [...]

Lakeside Parade April 29!

Mar 28, 2017—On April 29, 2017 the San Diego Off-Road Coalition (SDORC) will be participating in the 52nd Annual Lakeside Western Days Parade. The theme this year is "Courage, Honor & Sacrifice; A Salute to our [...]

State of the Coalition

January 11, 2017—News Flash: The California Fish and Game Commission voted NOT to list the flat-tailed horned lizard as endangered or threatened. This petition submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) a year and a half [...]

Flat-tailed horned lizard remains unlisted!

December 16, 2016—SAN DIEGO — Off-road enthusiasts are hailing the California Fish and Game Commission’s decision on Thursday [Dec. 8] to reject an environmentalist group’s petition to list the flat-tailed horned lizard as an endangered [...]

With desert season about to start, here are basic rules for us to follow:

October 22, 2016—ATVs: Helmets required. Riders under 17 need ATV Safety Training. Riders under 14 require parental supervision. Riders need to be able to reach hand and foot controls. No passengers on ATVs unless they [...]

Unite and Fight For Our Off-road Right—Audrey Mason

October 15, 2016—Hi, my name is Audrey Mason. I have been an active off-roader my entire life. I currently ride a Honda 400EX, and cruise in a YJ jeep with my husband K.J. Mason. I [...]

SDORC Hires Lobbyist

October 7, 2016—I would like you all to meet Kathy Lynch, SDORC's new lobbyist. Kathy has been hired to help with the re-authorization of the off-road vehicle program in California (Green Sticker Program). Our program [...]

SDORC 2016 Voting Guide

October 6, 2016—SDORC is again sharing our recommendations for this year's general election on November 8. We each have many issues of importance to us, but SDORC's recommendations are based solely upon our best [...]

LESAR Providing Medical Services for Fun Run!

September 14, 2016—Los Exploradores Search and Rescue (LESAR) has generously consented to provide medical services for the SDORC Fun Run in November. LESAR is a nonprofit 501(c) medical organization based out of San Diego, CA [...]


July 28, 2016—California Department of Parks and Recreation  The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) serves the public by bringing families and friends together and providing an wide array of recreational opportunities for the [...]

OHV News Update for July 2016 — Ed Stovin

July 24, 2016—There are big rumblings in Sacramento about the Off-Highway Division of State Parks. State Parks has been under scrutiny the last few years. It started when the state was having financial trouble (2011) and [...]

URGENT! Radical changes for the worse proposed for Calif. OHV program

July 15, 2016—California State Parks and Governor Brown are proposing radical changes to the Off-Highway Vehicle program in California. They want to end the current program and merge it with the larger Department of Parks [...]

Marine Corps Announcement Regarding Johnson Valley Area

July 14, 2016—MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public August 14-21, 2016 while the Marine Corps conducts convoy operations [...]

Buckman Springs rest area dump station to be closed

July 14, 2016—Caltrans is permanently closing the Buckman Springs RV Sanitation Station on Sept. 12. This location no longer meets California Waste Water Quality Standards for wastewater treatment. The rest area, including the restrooms and water fountains, [...]

SDORC Preparing Formal Objection to closing Carveacre Road in Cleveland National Forest

March 16, 2016—For the last year, SDORC has been following an action by the Cleveland National Forest to close a variety of routes found on the ground that are not in the forest inventory. Last [...]

BLM Announces Intent to Prepare Environmental Review for Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area

February 9, 2015—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to conduct an environmental review for the Ocotillo Wells Recreation Area in Imperial County. The BLM will prepare an environmental [...]