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Prison Hill OHV Area Open House Meeting – May 2, 2018

Prison Hill OHV Area Open House Meeting – May 2, 2018

N4WDA has been involved in the planning for the development of the Prison Hill OHV Area, located within Carson City, NV, since November, 2016. Carson City Recreation & Open Space has applied for and received a grant from the Nevada Commission on Off Highway Vehicles (NCOHV) for the development of a management plan. Carson City has selected the National Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) to be the contractor for this development of the Prison Hill Recreation Area OHV Management…

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N4WDA MEMBER CLUBS HELP OUT ON PNMTA CLEANUPS

N4WDA MEMBER CLUBS HELP OUT ON PNMTA CLEANUPS

On Saturday, May 14 th and Sunday, May 15 th , the Sierra Stompers and the Komstock Krawlerz, member clubs of the Nevada Four Wheel Drive Association, were out in force at the annual Pine Nut Mountains Trails Association cleanup. The PNMTA is a group of off road bikers, atv enthusiasts and 4 wheelers that recreate in the Pine Nut Mountains Range and are also responsible stewards of these lands. N4WDA and PNMTA have a long-standing working relationship with such items as the Greater…

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NCOHV Grants Awarded

NCOHV Grants Awarded

The Nevada Four Wheel Drive Association, for the past two years, has been actively involved in the “rebirth” of the Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles (NCOHV). We are pleased to present to you the following announcement from the NCOHV, which details the successful completion of the 1st grant cycle. There is enough money left undistributed in the grant fund to accommodate a 2nd grant cycle this year. There were, if I am correct, a total of fourteen grant applications submitted…

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Nevada Four Wheel Drive Association and Local 4×4 Clubs Clean Up El Dorado Canyon!

Nevada Four Wheel Drive Association and Local 4×4 Clubs Clean Up El Dorado Canyon!

In this 25-minutes, see how much these volunteer four-wheelers value their trails and public lands. The clean-up began at 8 a.m. with a double-dumpster stop conclusion nearly twelve hours later! Two rusted motor vehicles and an abandoned projection screen television were among trash and human debris that filled a half-dozen trailers and pickup beds! El Dorado Canyon’s pristine, spring-fed creek feeds cottonwoods and other habitat at this high desert destination. Join the call to action!

Dog Valley Project – June 14th

Dog Valley Project – June 14th

Volunteers Needed – Saturday June 14th Time once again for the 4×4 community to do even more good. This time, it’s the Dog Valley Meadow Barricade Project. Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, Hills Angels, Nevada 4 Wheel Drive Association, Reno4x4.com and many others are working together to install 1500 feet of barricade along the sensitive areas on the Dog Valley meadow forest service road. This is similar to the Dutch Louie Flat, Big Meadow, Dog Valley-Summit One barricades. NV Energy has…

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Reopening of Comment Period on the Bi-State DPS of the Greater Sage-Grouse – Public Meetings

Reopening of Comment Period on the Bi-State DPS of the Greater Sage-Grouse – Public Meetings

On Tuesday, April 8th, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced in the Federal Register, the reopening of the Public Comment period for the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (Bi-State DPS) of the Greater Sage Grouse, both for comment on the Proposed Listing as “Threatened” under the Endangered Species Act, and on the Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat. The Bi-State DPS includes 1.8 million acres of sagebrush steppe reaching from just south of Gardnerville, NV to the White Mountains, south…

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Greater Sage-Grouse Bi-State Distinctive Population Segment Forest Plan Revision Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Greater Sage-Grouse Bi-State Distinctive Population Segment Forest Plan Revision Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Attached is a copy of the Nevada Four Wheel Drive Association’s comment letter submitted for the Greater Sage-Grouse Bi-State Distinctive Population Segment (Bi-State DPS) Forest Plan Revision Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that was sent to the Humboldt-Toiyabe NF on January 7, 2014. This DEIS covered 8 counties in Nevada and California and totalled 1.8 million acres, stretching from Gardnerville, NV to south of Bishop, CA. The last day to send comments on this DEIS is January 17, 2014. Next…

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N4WDA submits comments on the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (BSDPS) of the Greater Sage-Grouse

N4WDA submits comments on the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (BSDPS) of the Greater Sage-Grouse

As we have stated in our earlier articles, the listing by the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) of the Greater Sage-Grouse as a “Threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) represents an enormous threat to access to the Public Lands. The listing and subsequent designation as Critical Habitat affects public lands in ten western states totaling 47 million acres. In Nevada, approximately 17 million acres are to be designated. We expect, in the best case that this listing…

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MEMBER ALERT: ENDANGERED SPECIES: FWS proposes listing for 1 sage grouse subpopulation

MEMBER ALERT: ENDANGERED SPECIES: FWS proposes listing for 1 sage grouse subpopulation

This is the biggest threat to our off road recreation that is looming. The Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC) says that the mitigation efforts that will be proposed to save the sage grouse habitat will impact both casual and permitted use of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and BLM Carson District Lands. N4WDA will attend the FWS, Forest Service and BLM meetings and be involved in the opposition to the listing of this subpopulation. The following is a well-written article from Greenwire.com…

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Eldorado NF 42 Trails SDEIS Appeal Decision

Eldorado NF 42 Trails SDEIS Appeal Decision

On June 17th, 2013, then Eldorado National Forest Supervisor, Kathryn Hardy issued her Record of Decision (ROD) on the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS).  As posted on this website (June 17th), 42 trails in the Eldorado NF were closed due to a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity and others in Federal Court found that the Eldorado NF was negligent in its travel planning in relation to where trails cross wet meadows. Subsequently, all but 18 meadows were…

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