California Off-Road Vehicle Association
  • July 31, 2017 1:22 PM | AJ Granat (Administrator)

    CORVA submits substantive comments to the Bureau of Land Management proposing substantive changes and possibilities for streamlining: BLM Land Use Planning

  • July 31, 2017 12:50 PM | AJ Granat (Administrator)

    CORVA filed comments in response to the Secretary of the Interior Zinke's request to hear from public regarding the ongoing support for recently designated National Monuments. CORVA filed the following comments: National Monument Review/California 

  • July 31, 2017 12:48 PM | AJ Granat (Administrator)

    Most of you are aware of the lawsuit pending regarding open riding at Ocotillo Wells. This lawsuit started in May of 2013 when PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Protection) and the DPC (Desert Protective Council) filed a lawsuit against the California State Department of Parks and Recreation claiming that trails are not being maintained, archaeological sites are not being fully protected, excessive dust is blowing in the air, vegetation is being destroyed and the park is suffering erosion damage due to off road vehicles. They are claimining "their observation and experience of these incidents diminishes their recreational use and enjoyment of the Ocotillo Wells SVRA, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and other nearby lands."  They are asking for open riding to be discontinued and for off road vehicles to be allowed only on designated trails.

    -----fast forward to 2017----

    We're almost at the finish line, but we have an important hurdle to overcome to defend Ocotillo Wells! The judge allowed expert witnesses, with each side able to interview opposition experts. These interviews, or depositions, have taken days to complete, and now we need the transcripts to prepare the best brief to present to the judge to defend OW. Each transcript may cost $1000 or more, and we need a number of transcripts, plus allow the attorney the hours needed to review the information and prepare the best defense for Ocotillo Wells. 

    We need the community to help with this final push. We'll need at least $15,000 to do this right. We have to bury our opponents, and keep our park open! 

    Fight For Ocotillo Wells has already donated $1,000 from funds collected selling stickers and the Fight For Ocotillo Wells Grand Prix races and now we're asking you to help us help CORVA. We're all in this together!

    Donate to CORVA and specify Defend Ocotillo Wells in the comments. 

  • June 24, 2017 9:00 AM | CORVA Administrator (Administrator)

    Object to SB249

    Find your Legislator and Assembly Information in the Documents Below:

    Please let your Legislator know that you:

    1. Strongly object to SB249
    2. Request an extension of the existing OHMVR program. 
    3. Remove the sunset of the OHMVR Program and permanently authorize the program. 
    4. Any changes to the program should take place through the OHMVR Commission.
  • June 07, 2017 12:35 PM | CORVA Administrator (Administrator)

    CORVA's Southern Regional Board is working on bringing back the Truckhaven Challenge.  It will be held in Ocotillo Wells and is tentatively set for January 20, 2018.  We will keep you posted, but please save the date and plan now to support the CORVA Truckhaven Challenge.  Volunteers will be needed and sign-up information will follow.  Check the CORVA website often for updates!

  • June 07, 2017 12:31 PM | CORVA Administrator (Administrator)

    George Thomas Memorial Off-Roader of the Year (2016) – Neil Hamada

    Past President’s Award - Kathy Lynch

    American Buggy Association’s Edward H. Waldheim Political Action Award - Ed Stovin

    Los Aventureros Conservation Award - Friends of Frank Raines

    Looney Duners Charity Award - Orange County Dualies

    Northern Club of the Year - Bay Area Riders Forum (BARF)

    Southern Club of the Year - Trail Crew 4x4

  • June 07, 2017 12:30 PM | CORVA Administrator (Administrator)

    The California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA) held its annual elections and awards meeting in Bakersfield, CA on May 20, 2017. Ken Clarke was elected to serve as president and Bruce Whitcher was elected to serve as vice president land use. After the meeting, Ken Clarke appointed Roberta Woods to serve as secretary and Diana Mead was appointed as assistant northern regional director of legislation. The position of vice president of sales and marketing is currently vacant.

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