OHMVR Program Information Bulletins
OHMVR Program Information Bulletins have been created to provide the public with information about the different areas of the Program. The bulletins are available on the Publications / Reports web page.
- OHMVR Program Overview (May 2017)
- OHMVR Program Interpretation & Education (May 2017)
- OHMVR Program State Vehicular Recreation Areas (May 2017)
- OHMVR Program Natural and Cultural Resources (May 2017)
- OHMVR Program Law Enforcement / Public Safety (May 2017)
CalTrans Motor Vehicle Fuel Account Study
Senate Bill 853 requires the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with the California Department of Parks and Recreation and the California Department of Motor Vehicles, to undertake a study to determine if an adjustment is required to the current method for calculating the amount of money transferred from the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account to the Off-Highway Vehicle Trust Fund.
• Download the "Assessing the State Fuel Tax Paid on Gasoline Used for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV ) Recreation" report
POST-Certified OHV Law Enforcement Training
Free POST-Certified OHV Classroom Training for Law Enforcement Agencies | SIGN UP ONLINE (ohv.parks.ca.gov/ohvsignup)
OHV Law Enforcement Training - 6 hours (#21148): An introductory course for officers involved with OHV law enforcment, public safety, and education programs.
OHV Sound Testing Training - 6 hours (#21149): This class offers an overview of how sound is measured, followed by an afternoon of practical, hands-on experiences operating sound meters and measuring a variety of equipment.
OHMVR Commission Program Report
As required by Public Resources Code section 5090.24(h), Duties and Responsibilities of the Commission, Program Reports are submitted by the OHMVR Commission to inform the Governor and Legislature of progress and developments in the state's OHMVR Program. The 2017 OHMVR Commission Program Report is an overarching document that touches on all aspects of California's OHV recreation program.[3/16/17]
• 2017 OHMVR Commission Program Report [PDF 16 MB]
Public Review and Comment Period -- Grants Program 2016/2017
Preliminary Applications for the 2016/17 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program will be made available for public review and comment on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
>> Click here for more info… [3/7/17]
Red Sticker Riding Season Nonresident Compliance
Non-California residents must now comply with the California Air Resources Board Red Sticker riding season requirements. An Off-Highway Vehicle Information Bulletin explains the background behind the change. See the OHV Registration Section (Nonresident OHV Use Permit web page) for more information and to download a copy of the bulletin. [More info...] [2/23/17]
USMC Johnson Valley Shared Use Area Current Status
In addition, the Marine Corps announced the next planned use of the Shared Use Area for military training in August 1-30, 2017, honoring the commitment to provide a minimum of 12 months advance notice to the public of training in the Shared Use Area.
As with August 2016 training, the closure period will include the time required to ensure the Shared Use Area is clear of recreation activity prior to training and to confirm the land is clear of hazards prior to reopening for public access. The adjacent Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area will remain open to the public during Shared Use Area closure.
For additional information including a map of the area, please visit the United States Marine Corps website. [Posted 8/30/16]
Off-Highway Vehicle Adventure Guide
The OHMVR Division Off-Highway Adventure Guide has been updated. For a list of OHV opportunities, please reference the new Off-Highway Vehicle Adventure guide [PDF 3.5 MB]. [10/24/13]
State Vehicular Recreation Areas (SVRAs)
Bureau of Land Management OHV Areas [NOTE: Links to BLM OHV Areas are unavailable at this time. Sorry for the inconvenience.] (12/2016)
US Forest Service OHV Areas
Local Agency OHV Areas