CTUC is excited to announce that a high quality, digital versions of our new, 1st edition Needles, Amboy, and Palm Springs Trail Maps are now available on Avenza PDF Maps for iPhone and iPad!
If you have an iPhone or iPad, getting our digital Trail Maps is easy. Simply download the free Avenza PDF Maps app from the Apple App Store on to your iPhone or iPad. Then, launch PDF Maps and search the Avenza PDF Maps Store for "CTUC." Here you can purchase our digital Trail Maps for just $2.99 each (an in-app purchase).
For the last thirty (30 plus) years, Operation Super Canyon Sweep has cleaned up the San Gabriel Canyon and we are going to do it again in 2013!
Each year we ask you for assistance. We need SPONSORS, those that wish to contribute money! We need FOOD & DRINK to feed our hungry volunteers! We need PRODUCTS & PRIZES to give away and/or raffle off for both adults and kids!
Southern California National Forests Land Management Plan Amendment, Draft Supplemental EIS Available for Review
From the desk of William Metz, Forest Supervisor:
Dear Interested Agencies, State and Local Governments, Tribes, and Public:
On behalf of the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests, I am pleased to announce the release of our “Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), Southern California National Forests Land Management Plan (LMP) Amendment” for review and comment. The proposed amendment would revise land use zone allocations for select Inventoried Roadless Areas within the four forests and amend LMP monitoring protocols. The Draft SEIS considers alternatives for the land use zone allocations and monitoring, as well as the No Action alternative. The Notice of Intent for this SEIS was published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2012 (Vol. 77, No. 82, page 25128).
Hello from the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division!
It’s that time again – time to prepare for the 2012/13 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program (Grants Program) grant cycle. Workshops for the upcoming grant cycle are scheduled for the week of January 7, 2013.
The two-day workshop, one held in Southern California and one held in Northern California, will include a half-day and a full-day session. The first day will be devoted to OHV Grants Program requirements and will highlight important aspects of the OHV Grants Program. The half-day session will occur on the second day and will provide an orientation to the On-Line Grants Application (OLGA) system for new applicants or applicants that need a refresher on OLGA.
The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) has unveiled a new driver training site in Irvine for Southern California SideXSide enthusiasts. The new Basic DriverCourses are a chance for both individuals and groups to improve their SideXSide driving skills in a controlled environment and under the supervision of a certified DriverCoach. Drivers are taught how to navigate tough situations, when and how to effectively use a spotter, and how to maintain better control of their vehicle in a variety of situations.
The announcement this past Friday, the 20th, had activists across the board angry at Sacramento. After the much contested cuts to OHV, and the year-long threat of State Park closures, the discovery of $50 million in unaccounted for funds at the Department of Parks and Recreation has had everyone wondering why we were asked to jump into emergency action mode when it seems like the money was available all along.
The Grand Opening of the San Gabriel Canyon OHV Obstacle Course, ASI Training Course, and Yamaha Kiddie ATV Course was held on July 14, 2012 and attracted a huge crowd. Assemblyman Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina) delivered a speech congratulating all on their hard work and helped to cut the ribbon along with the other dignitaries, including Russ Ginney, director of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation.
Angeles National Forest Foundation has recently produced this map identifying where the volunteer trail crews are currently working in Angeles National Forest.
Click here to download the full size image and take a peek at the huge impact volunteer crews have in your National Forests!
If you would like to help keep trails open in your National Forest visit www.fs.fed.us and search your local national forest for volunteer opportunities in your area. Or you can visit any of our affiliate pages to see what volunteer opportunities are upcoming up for you to join!