Category Archives: OHV Activism

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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Access alert from Cal4wheel – West Mojave Plan

Deadline is June 4, 2015 The West Mojave Route Management Plan is open for public comments through June 4, 2015. The BLM is proposing to add about 4,500 miles of roads to the legal road network for motorized vehicle travel. … Continue reading

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Update on Tahoe NF lawsuit against OHV groups

For those curious how this suit is going that we contributed $$ to, I pinged Bebe for an update on Pirate: We are awaiting a Calendar Date for our Appeal Hearing. The New case number for the 9th Circuit is: … Continue reading

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RTF Black Tie & Boots recap

On Saturday evening, March 7, 2015, Rubicon Trail Foundation held their Annual Black Tie & Boots event at the Legions Hall in Placerville. This was the first year that the Madhatters were a sponsor for the event, we were a … Continue reading

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