The Friends of Jawbone and BLM's Ridgecrest Field Office held their 6th Annual Moose Anderson Days the weekend of April 27-28, 2002. More than 100 volunteers took part, from organizations such as the California Association of 4WD Clubs (CA4WDC), American Motorcycle Association (AMA), California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA), as well as the general public.

On Saturday the volunteers worked on four different project to improve public lands and provide for a more enjoyable recreational experience:

1. Pacific Crest Trail Repair and Delineation
This group blocked of and disguised five (5) illegal vehicle access points to the trial along with repairing nearly one mile of trail tread.

2. Rand Mountain Trail Barricading and Camouflaging
This group blocked off twenty-five (25) non-designated trails in Rand Mountains - Fremont Valley Management Area that were still receiving frequent use even though they have be closed for several years.

3. Kiosk Construction and Installation

A small of volunteers took on the task of constructing and installing information kiosk at the main entrances to the Jawbone Canyon and Dove Spring Open Areas. These kiosk display vital information for the recreating public including maps, emergency services locations, and management rules and regulations.

4. Trash Pick Up
This final group of volunteers converged on the Dove Spring Open Area to pick up approximately 1,500 pounds of scattered trash that has blown out of peoples camps over the years.
After finishing their cleanup project and while returning to the Jawbone Station the group was flagged down and provided emergency medical assistance to a group of OHV riders that had an accident and needed help.

Sunday morning everyone awoke to a beautiful spring day in the Mojave Desert. On this day volunteers could partake of two different organized activities including a dual sport motorcycle tour or an interpretive four wheel drive tour.


BLM California News.bytes, issue 57