Johnson Valley Recreation Area Bill Advances

A bill that would stop the US Marine Corps from taking over the Johnson Valley off-highway vehicle recreational area has passed the Natural Resources Committee in the US House of Representatives. The bill would designate Johnson Valley as a national off-highway vehicle recreation area but would authorize limited military use of the area. Several years ago the US Department of the Navy had begun the process of taking over nearly 366,000 of public land near San Bernardino to use for live-fire training for the Marines. Included in that acreage is a large portion of the Johnson Valley area. The bill will now move to the full House for consideration.  Learn more:

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