Category Archives: OHV Activism

Meeting audio & minutes of the June 2016 meeting

Audio from the meeting can been downloaded here: http://madhatters4x4.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/June-Madhatters-small.mp3 Meeting brought to order at 7:10pm Guests: Jeff Blewett from Cal4 Rubicon trip – 8 rigs, Craig was trail boss Lots of breakage – John sheared all studs on one axle … Continue reading

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The California OHV Motor Vehicle Recreation Division Is In Peril

We are about to lose our OHV division and the grant funds we use to keep our trails ( this includes the Rubicon). Send a letter at this link and come to the open house meeting July 19 th. NOTICE … Continue reading

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June meeting – 6/28/16 @7pm

Agenda: June trips: We’ll have a report from John on the Rubicon run (lots of mechanical adventures to go around). Rene will report on the Livermore Rodeo Parade. Art will report on our Adopt-a-Trail run to the Rubicon last weekend … Continue reading

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March 2016 meeting audio and summary

March meeting audio now available for your listening pleasure: http://madhatters4x4.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/March-2016-Meeting.mp3 Highlights from the meeting: Member dues for 2016 are almost all paid up – Darrel has a handful of people who need to pay or be subject to late fees … Continue reading

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Tahoe National Forest lawsuit update

Unfortunately, the lawsuit filed by various OHV groups against the Tahoe National Forest closure of 800+ miles of routes  was decided in favor of the Forest Service:   http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/environment/article63054517.html Not sure whether there will be any further legal action at … Continue reading

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Plant trees in the King Fire burn area

  This would be a great thing to help out with if folks can make it up there.

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{Friends of the Rubicon} RTF Property work date proposals

The Rubicon Trail Foundation has asked that the FOTR assist a work party to improve access to the RTF property.  All the issues concerning the easement have been resolved and now it is time to make accessing the property more … Continue reading

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Response from PG&E on the protest of their conservation easement

You can read their response here: http://madhatters4x4.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PGE-Reply-to-Protests-of-AL-4687-E.pdf Essentially, it still leaves the Committee Trail in limbo, since its at the whim of the Bear-Yuba Land Trust folks to determine whether its in compliance with the terms of their easement and doesn’t … Continue reading

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Urgent letters needed for PG&E conservation easement donation around Meadow Lake/Fordyce Lake!!!

Folks, PG&E is in the last stages of a donation of property around Meadow Lake and Fordyce Lake to a conservation easement to be held by the Bear Yuba Land Trust. Most of the items in the easement plan don’t … Continue reading

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Deer Valley

Deer Valley Meadow Restoration and Blue Lakes/Meadow Lake Road Maintenance Project Deer Valley 4wd Meadow Restoration and Blue Lakes/Meadow Lake Road Maintenance Project The Amador Ranger District has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Deer Valley 4wd Trail and … Continue reading

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