Welcome to the Far Northern California National Forest Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Route Designation Portal
An independent site tracking this important public lands conservation issue since 2005. It is critical that conservationists and quiet recreationists get involved in this process to insure protection for the National Forest lands we love.

June 26, 2009 - ALERT: HELP WANTED!!!
Lassen, Shasta-Trinity, and Klamath National Forests are adding unauthorized Off-highway Vehicle routes to their road/trail systems
and need to hear from you.

Write a letter, send an email,
or attend a meeting!

HINT: You may wish to copy the key points for a forest, clink on the email link, then paste the key points and edit your email...


- Thank Forest Service staff for their hard work and for banning cross-country OHV abuses
- exclude unauthorized routes within Riparian Conservation Areas on North Fork Antelope Creek, Mill Creek and Deer Creek to protect wild fish habitat
- exclude unauthorized route UNE080 to protect the rare wildflower Shasta beardtongue
- exclude unauthorized routes 28N29H, 340327UC02, ULA174 and ULA187 to prevent the spread of noxious, alien plants


Lassen National Forest
Attn: Travel Management
2550 Riverside Dr.
Susanville CA 96130

FAX: 530.252.6428

EMAIL: LTMRD@fs.fed.us Subject: Lassen MTM

FOREST SERVICE CONTACT: Chris O’Brien 530.252.6698

- Thank Forest Service staff for their hard work and for banning cross-country OHV abuses
- exclude unauthorized routes within Critical Habitat for Coho Salmon and Rainbow Trout
- exclude unauthorized routes within official Roadless Areas and Citizen-Inventoried Roadless Areas
- exclude unauthorized route U34N26DA to prevent to spread of the non-native, invasive weed, Spartium junceum (Spanish broom)


Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Attn: Travel Management
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding CA 96002

EMAIL: comments-pacificsouthwest-shasta-trinity@fs.fed.us
Subject: Travel Management - Comments

FOREST SERVICE CONTACT: Robert Remillard 530.226.2421

Attend one of the
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Open House Meetings
3:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

July 14, Veterans Memorial Hall, 101 Memorial Dr., Weaverville
July 15, Hayfork Fairgrounds, Dining Hall, Hayfork
July 16, Mt. Shasta Community Hall, 629 Alder St., Mt. Shasta
July 21, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, 3664 Avtech Pkwy, Redding


Visit the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center website and submit an electronic comment, quickly and easily:

KS Wild Klamath Alert

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity gives the public a chance to speak up for the watershed, salmon, botanical and non-motorized recreation values of this outstanding public resource, and truly make a difference.

Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Route Designation Info and Links

"The process of designating roads, trails, and other areas for motor vehicle use is one of the top issues in managing the National Forests today....Motor vehicle use needs to be balanced with many different uses of our National Forests, while ensuring the protection of the land, wildlife, and other recreational visitors," Randy Moore, USFS Regional Forester for California, in the Sacramento Bee, 4/7/08.

 ABOVE: OHVs include motorcycles, ATVs, and 4-wheel-drive vehicles, as well as other types of vehicles. Are you concerned about this type of unmanaged recreation on our public lands?

RIGHT: Massive slope failure on Mt. Eddy (Shasta-Trinity N.F.) caused by runoff from an unauthorized OHV route. Many unauthorized, renegade routes need to be closed and restored to protect our natural resources. The orange stick is 4 feet long. .


  Randy Moore: Managing OHV use in National Forests is top priority. Excellent SacBee article by the Region 5 (California) USFS Regional Forester.

 SacBee Editorial: Revving up to help repair Eldorado forest land
Off-road enthusiasts have a constructive role to play in preserving a key resource.

Tahoe National Forest Opens the Doors to More Off-Roaders THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY defends the Tahoe

 Wildlands CPR is the only national conservation group in the U.S. that specifically targets off-road vehicle abuse of public lands. News, success stories, resources, and a blog.

 Sierra Club's OHV webpage Exploring, enjoying, and protecting the planet since 1892. Click here to link to the local Shasta Group!

 Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Works in California and Oregon to ensure that OHVs don't threaten rare species, sensitive watersheds, or non-motorized recreation.

 Shasta-Trinity National Forest's OHV webpage

 Klamath National Forest's OHV webpage

 California Native Plant Society's Conservation Webpage

Updated June 26, 2009.