Monday, May 9, 2022
TAKE ACTION ON BLM ALTERNATIVES FOR WILLIAMS HILL OHV AREA
BLM ZOOM CALL ON PLAN – May 11
PUBLIC COMMENTS DUE – May 23
Back in 2021, the BLM’s Central Coast Field Office asked the OHV community and other stakeholders for scoping comments for their planning process at Williams Hill OHV area to enhance sustainable OHV recreation opportunities there in an effort to address the increased demand – in our post-COVID world – for managed motorized and non-motorized recreation.
Thanks to your early scoping comments, the BLM has developed a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and is asking the public to review it and provide comments. In response to those comments, the BLM has prepared two Action Alternatives which are Alt. A and Alt. B. See highlights in paragraph below.
Williams Hill Recreation Area currently provides off-highway vehicle recreational opportunities on 15 miles of roads and trails. The draft EA includes up to 21 miles of additional trails, which would provide opportunities to establish new loop routes that can accommodate more visitors and provide an enhanced recreational experience; expanding campground and staging facilities; and a training track for less experienced riders. The proposals include strategies to reduce unauthorized entry onto private lands.
On May 11 from 5-6:30pm, there is a zoom public meeting where you can learn more about their proposals.
LINK to ZOOM MEETING
COMMENTS DUE BY MAY 23
More information can be found on the project website at https://go.usa.gov/x6TWt
Written comments may be submitted electronically to BLM_CA_Web_CC@blm.gov
Or by mail: BLM Central Coast Field Office, Attn: Williams Hill OHV Planning EA, 940 2nd Avenue, Marina, CA 93933.
The BLM has prepared this plan with support from the California State Parks’ Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Division, recognizing that nature and recreational opportunities on public land are essential to the health, well-being, and prosperity of every family and community in America.
Thanks in advance for your participation in the planning process.
District36 LAO Office