California Off-Road Vehicle Association
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  • August 16, 2022 10:37 AM | Bruce Brazil (Administrator)

    During the July, CORVA ZOOM meeting, President Mike McGarity appointed 3 committees. One of which is the bylaws committee. The task of the committee is to give our bylaws a much needed review and submit suggested changes to to them. The committee is asking our members for suggested changes to the current bylaws. If there is a section of the bylaws that you think that the committee should consider changes, additions, or removal, please let us know by Sept. 10, 2022.   bylaws@CORVA.org

    Thank You

    CORVA Bylaws Committee

  • July 25, 2022 2:47 PM | Amy Granat (Administrator)

    CORVA represented all off-road enthusiasts in California on the stakeholder committee during the years of negotiations. The Managing Director of CORVA, Amy Granat, has continued monitoring and particpating with the ongoing amendments in the ensuing years. 

    The DRECP overlaps with WEMO and covers almost 11 million acres of land with a lot of off-road opportunities. "Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan | Bureau of Land Management" https://www.blm.gov/programs/planning-and-nepa/plans-in-development/california/desert-renewable-energy-conservation-plan

    Archeology affects access to off-road opportunities more than we generally recognize. There have been calls to create incentives for heavy users of land within the DRECP area to be subject to mitigation and additional fees for preservation measures. Most of this is geared towards development, especially solar development, but off-road recreation is considered a use with significant impacts to the land, and we have to be aware and comment when necessary as representatives of the greater off-road community in California. 


  • July 25, 2022 2:25 PM | Amy Granat (Administrator)

    A Bipartisan group of congressional representatives are working with the House Natural Resources Committee to save the iconic Giant Sequoias in California.

    https://republicans-naturalresources.house.gov/newsroom/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=411361

  • July 25, 2022 2:17 PM | Amy Granat (Administrator)

    Off-roaders take the condition of roads and trails in public land so seriously, that we have the highest percentage of volunteerism with the Forest Service as a recreation group!

    The following link: https://nifc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/1c4565c092da44478befc12722cf0486 tgoes to a link with a map to check on fire conditions for all public land in California, both Forest Service and BLM. 

    The Managing Director of CORVA, Amy Granat, reminds all off-roaders to "know before you go"! This is a theme of this year's OHV Safety Week sponsored by the OHMVR Division of State Parks in SVRA's throughout California on October 15 through October 23rd. Free classes will be offered for UTV, ATV and Dirt Bike Training. Call your favorite SVRA force more information, or check their website. 

  • July 25, 2022 2:06 PM | Amy Granat (Administrator)

    It is fire season in California, and more than most visitors, off-roaders are more intimately aware of on-the-ground conditions on public land. Many of us volunteer with the Forest Service throughout the state to maintain our trails, and understand the danger fire causes to our recreation opportunities. The Forest Service is on a mission to protect the icnoic Giant Sequoias, but the Managing Director of CORVA, Amy Granat, wants to remind the agency that OHV roads and trails also deserve protection. She states, "recreation enthusiasts who visit public land place a very high value on their opportunities, and urge the agency to protect high value off-road trails in the forests throughout California.

    https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2022/07/22/forest-service-taking-emergency-action-protect-giant-sequoias

  • July 25, 2022 2:01 PM | Amy Granat (Administrator)
    During this fire season, the Managing Director of CORVA, Amy Granat, wants to remind all off-roaders visiting public land of the importance of obtaining a California Campfire Permit. The restrictions below from the Mendocino National Forest are similar to fire restrictions throughout public lands in California. According to Amy, "California Campfire Permits are easy to obtain online through the CalFire website: "Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire" https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/. During the summer months when many of us are traveling and having fun off-roading, make sure to carry your Campfire Permit. In addition, visitors should go to the website to plan your visit and check for designated fire safe campgrounds".

    Persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are not exempt from the prohibitions listed in this order. However, persons with a valid California Campfire Permit may use portable stoves or lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel and may also build, maintain, attend or use a fire, campfire, or stove fire


  • August 18, 2021 5:19 PM | CORVA Administrator (Administrator)

    California Legislative Alert

    AB 1512 (Bauer-Kahan) Off-highway vehicular recreation: Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area:  Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area

    AB 1512 is in the Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File to be heard on Thursday, August 26th, Upon Adjournment of Session

    The Off Road Vehicle Legislative Coalition is comprised of several statewide or regional organizations of OHV enthusiasts.  Our coalition has reviewed AB 1512 and strongly opposes this bill.   AB 1512 would deny opportunities for local Bay Area residents, including the elderly and disabled and motorized recreation enthusiasts.

    • It will set a precedent, allowing for the sale of any State Park where neighboring property owners seek relief from a perceived “wrong” in that Park.
    • There are legislative and institutional processes in place to dispose of State Parks properties. These processes were deliberate in their development to ensure careful consideration of all factors before these assets would be sold or redesignated.  AB 1512 seeks to do an end run around these institutional processes. 
    • Opposition to the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA), whether the expansion property or the current park, is a local issue. Statewide legislation is an abuse of legislative resources. Consider that this is the fifth year in a row such legislation has been introduced, and it still is directed at a single State Park.
    • SB 249 (Chapter 459, Statutes of 2017) outlines specific processes and standards for State Vehicle Recreation Areas such as Carnegie, that exceed the standards for other State Parks. The proposed conservatorships would not be required to meet these high standards nor be required to be accessible to the California public.
    •  Carnegie SVRA meets the standards established for an urban park. Elimination of this resource is in direct conflict with this standard.

    Contact your Senator and Governor Newsom NOW to oppose AB 1512

    Senate Appropriations Committee List:

    SENATE APPROPRIATIONS Committee

    Member

    District

    Party

    Room

    Phone

    Portantino, Anthony (Chair)

    25 

    5050 

    916 651 4025 

    Bates, Patricia (Vice-Chair)

    36 

    3063 

    916 651 4036 

    Bradford, Steven

    35 

    2059 

    916 651 4035 

    Jones, Brian

    38 

    4088 

    916 651 4038 

    Kamlager, Sydney

    30 

    4062 

    916 651 4030 

    Laird, John

    17 

    4040 

    916 651 4017 

    Wieckowski, Bob

    10 

    4085 

    916 651 4010 

    Senate Appropriations Committee Social Media

    Senate Appropriations Committee Social Media

    Legislator

    Dist

    Party

    Facebook

    Twitter

    Portantino, Anthony (Chair)

    25

    D

    https://www.facebook.com/portantino/

    https://twitter.com/Portantino

    Bates, Patricia (Vice-Chair)

    35

    R

    https://www.facebook.com/patbatesca/

    https://twitter.com/senatorpatbates

    Bradford, Steven

    35

    D

    https://www.facebook.com/BradfordforSenate

    https://twitter.com/SteveBradford

    Jones, Brian

    38

    R

    https://www.facebook.com/senbrianjones/

    https://twitter.com/senbrianjones

    Kamlager, Sydney

    30

    D

    https://m.facebook.com/SenSydneyKamlager/ 

    https://twitter.com/sydneykamlager

    Laird, John

    17

    D

    https://www.facebook.com/SenatorJohnLaird/ 

    https://twitter.com/SenJohnLaird

    Wieckowski, Bob

    10

    D

    https://www.facebook.com/bobwieckowski

    https://twitter.com/BobWieckowskiCA

    Don’t know who your senator is?  http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/

    If your Senator is not on the committee list above, please contact Senator Toni Atkins, Senate President Pro Tempore, and Governor Newsom; tell them of your OPPOSITION to AB 1512.

    Contact Senator Atkins and the Governor NOW to oppose AB 1512.

    Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) – President Pro Tempore

    Capitol Telephone: (916) 651-4039; E-Mail: senator.atkins@senate.ca.gov

    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SDToni/

    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SenToniAtkins

     

    Governor Gavin Newsom

    Telephone: (916) 445-2841; E-mail:  https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GavinNewsom/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/GavinNewsom\

  • July 02, 2021 12:19 PM | Butch Meyner

    I Just sent this to my State Senator, Dave Cortese:

    SB799 and AB1512 seem to be a hot item right now.

    Dave has supported OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) recreation. Specifically he helped with Santa Clara Motorcycle County Park (ie, MCP or Metcalf)

    These bills are another in a long and expensive list of attempts of wealthy landowners to close or compromise an important State Park; Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area.

    Previous bills were to sell off a piece of property, the ‘expansion area’ that was acquired decades ago to meet the needs of the local OHV community.

    As the area has grown, the needs of our communities have changed. Years of study and public outreach has lead to the plan for the expansion area to be largely open space and an interactive experience accessed by OHV.

    There is no opportunity at the current park for the largest growing segment of OHV’s, the family oriented UTV or ‘Side x Sides” The expansion are will also allow for remote camping access for the disabled, something that doesn’t exist elsewhere in the bay area.

    Despite the fact that as a state park, Carnegie SVRA must meet the highest standards for environmental management, the supporters of the bill have misrepresented this as an area destroyed by OHV and had called for elimination of any OHV activity.

    The approved General Plan, when implemented, will continue to conserve this area to this same standard of the existing 1500 acre park. 

    Additionally, this latest version leaves the cost of administration the expansion area undefined. Dare I call it an “unfunded mandate”? The legislation seems irresponsible, fiscally and environmentally.

    More so, this a veiled give away to Garamendi/ Connolly disguised as a conservation area. Remember, the land is already funded as a state park. In reality the bill would just help their elk hunting business, their grazing opportunities, and their egos.

    Please stop these elitist rich folks from trampling on the access of the general public. 

  • June 27, 2021 7:33 PM | Butch Meyner

    Bud, the owner, is on on the "CA Mission 12 moto safety committee" as is Tim, one of our critical admins, and a moto instructor. Some of their activities are here https://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=145

    Bud was largely behind AB-51, the lane splitting bill. They have a big concern, as should we all, about folks driving cars with "autopilot". 

    Anhow, I try to keep hot button issues in front of our membership. Some real questions are about Carnegie, Pismo, and the Green/ Red Sticker program.

    I try to stay current and will post what I can here somewhere here https://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=63

    or in "Riders Rights"...

    The main BARF site addy is https://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/index.php

  • April 08, 2021 6:02 PM | CORVA Administrator (Administrator)

    Call-in information: (712) 775-8968 | Access Code: #104206

    ANNOUNCING THE 2021 CORVA ANNUAL MEETING MAY 24th!

    All CORVA members are invited to join us for our Annual Meeting to be held by Conference Call on May 24th at 7:00pm. We will be electing members of the Board of Directors in the following positions: President, Secretary, Vice President of Land Use and Public Policy, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. All members in good standing are encouraged to vote, and may run for office. Nominations may be submitted before or during the Annual Meeting. ALSO - please nominate the individuals and clubs most worthy of our annual CORVA awards! Forward your nominations to 

    info@corva.org. Awards will also be decided during the Annual Meeting.

    Download Annual Awards Criteria

    CORVA will be holding a preliminary meeting to talk about the most important issues facing off-road recreation on April 26th. More info please contact Amy Granat: info@corva.org

    We Need Your Help AGAIN to Save Carnegie SVRA!

    Follow the instructions below

    Alert_ORVLC SB 799-AB 1512_Sen NRW-Asm WPW_4-8-21

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