LAO Legal Update – OHV Trail Reopened In 2018 After Legal Battle!


For several decades, the District 36 Legislative Action Office (LAO) has fought for your right to ride and enjoy OHV recreation on public lands. Often those efforts include going to court to defend those rights against the closure agenda of anti-access organizations.

The purpose of this update is to highlight an important alpine route that was reopened in 2018 due to a joint legal effort with the California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, California Enduro Riders Association, and the BlueRibbon Coalition/

The Schneider Cow Camp or Strawberry Trail was one of the 42 high-elevation OHV routes on the Eldorado National Forest that were closed by court order last July. 

The Strawberry Trail Reopened Eldorado National Forest
Wet Area Armored on Strawberry Trail as Mitigation Measure

 Our legal fight to defend those historic trails resulted in the Forest’s eventual “conditional” designation of affected routes pending mitigation measures which include armoring wet trail segments, protecting meadows from vehicle incursion, and doing reroutes.

Your donations to the District 36 LAO program help support its proactive engagement in important OHV-related administrative planning, legislative, or legal efforts.

Next time you are up near Carson Pass, feel free to take a ride on the 13 mile-long Strawberry Trail – that runs between Highways 88 and 50 – and enjoy the reopening of this OHV treasure and appreciate your LAO program’s effort to champion responsible OHV recreation on public lands.

Don Amador Government Affairs District 36
555 Honey Lane
Oakley, CA 94561
Office: 925.783.1834

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Access Restored to Historic
Alpine MC Trail