U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
California

News.bytes News.bytes Extra, issue 231

OHV partners help BLM

Off-road enthusiasts have pitched in to help the Bureau of Land Management’s Ukiah Field Office improve some of their favorite areas in the brushy hills of Lake and Napa counties.

On May 22, members of the Mendocino 4x4 Club joined staff from the BLM field office to celebrate completion of an obstacle safety course at the South Cow Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area. South Cow Mountain, between the communities of Ukiah and Lakeport, provides specifically-designed trails for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and four-wheel-drive vehicles. The area provides enthusiasts a place to recreate, helping to reduce impacts on areas less suited to this type of recreation.

There are more than 120 miles of trails and two campgrounds in this 23,000-acre recreation area. Below, off-roaders gather by their vehicles before the celebration:

Off-roaders gather by their vehicles before celebrating the completion of an obstacle safety course at the South Cow Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area.

Also this spring, BLM staff joined with volunteers and the Napa County Sheriff’s Department to clean up trash and debris at shooting areas within the Knoxville Recreation Area.

About 50 volunteers worked four hours cleaning up the site.

The 17,000 acres of BLM-managed public land at Knoxville provide for a variety of recreation uses, including target shooting and off-highway vehicle driving.

Volunteers use rakes to clean up trash

Volunteers load trash into trash bags and a loader's bucket

May, 2006


BLM California News.bytes, issue 231