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BLM - Bakersfield Field Office

  Member of tehCentral Coast Motorcycle Association of San Luis Obispo are regular visitors to the Keyesville area. We are very familiar with the area and wish to comment on this project. This planning project is badly needed. The Keyesville area is heavily used by multiple users and as stated in the application it has had little management over the years. Without the cultural survey regular maintenance is hampered. The survey will be necessary for SHPO compliance if use of the trails system is to continue without risk to cultural resources. The system has enormous potential but is haphazard, being a combination of user built routes, old mining and logging roads, and fuel breaks. The system badly needs planning and management to reach its potential. The BLM is fortunate to have a top notch outdoor recreation planner on staff, and this grant funding will provide essential support for his position. Bruce Whitcher - 3/10/15


  The Central Cost Motorcycle Association is active in the E Temblor area. We have been aware that there is little if any law enforcement presence in the area. As more riders have discovered the area there has been an increasing need for a law enforcement presence. The Temblors are adjacent to oil producing areas, grazing leases and the Carrizo Plain National Monument, all of which need to be protected. Also the Bakerfield Field Office covers a huge area, making it necessary to have more staff as use has increased. An additional renger would help keep the place open by providing a much needed presence.  Bruce Whitcher - 3/10/15


  I would like to comment on the OHV issues specifically in the Keysville Recreation area, Kern County. I am a lifelong OHV rider,a Responsible & Respectful one. I live & ride in the Keysville Recreation area. As a full time resident in an open public OHV area I see things that no one else sees, including B.L.M, the managing agency. In this area I see 7 out of 10 OHV riders doing Illegal OHV riding, most riding past a clearly signed "CLOSED" trail sign or various other Official Government signs instructing the public to stay out of these areas for various reasons. These Irresponsible riders are doing great damage to the environment, they create new trails Weekly,& the next set of Irresponsible Riders come into the area & follow these "NEW" trails, it is a never ending UGLY cycle. The main reasons for this is,#1- Irresponsible Riders who have no RESPECT for the areas they ride in; Besides Destruction to the environment caused by riding off trail, they leave a lot of trash, even though the B.L.M provides Huge 20' long Dumpsters.#2-Not enough LAW ENFORCEMENT, we need more LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.#3-NOT ENOUGH RESPECT FOR THE AREAS THEY RIDE IN. These type of riders are destroying Beautiful, Healthy areas & are giving ALL OHV RIDERS a BAD name.They are also ruining it for all the RESPONSIBLE,RESPECTFUL RIDERS.I hope this helps you. Thank You, Rick Stockton - 3/18/15


  We are delighted to support the Bakersfield BLM Field Office in its request for Law Enforcement grants. Law Enforcement presence is needed to help curb illegal off-roading that is burgeoning in Kern County. ORV WATCH KERN COUNTY - 3/27/15


  I would like to comment on the OHV issues specifically in the Keysville Recreation area, Kern County. I am a lifelong OHV rider,a Responsible & Respectful one. I live & ride in the Keysville Recreation area. As a full time resident in an open public OHV area I see things that no one else sees, including B.L.M, the managing agency. In this area I see 7 out of 10 OHV riders doing Illegal OHV riding, most riding past a clearly signed "CLOSED" trail sign or various other Official Government signs instructing the public to stay out of these areas for various reasons. These Irresponsible riders are doing great damage to the environment, they create new trails Weekly,& the next set of Irresponsible Riders come into the area & follow these "NEW" trails, it is a never ending UGLY cycle. The main reasons for this is,#1- Irresponsible Riders who have no RESPECT for the areas they ride in; Besides Destruction to the environment caused by riding off trail, they leave a lot of trash, even though the B.L.M provides Huge 20' long Dumpsters.#2-Not enough LAW ENFORCEMENT, we need more LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.#3-NOT ENOUGH RESPECT FOR THE AREAS THEY RIDE IN. These type of riders are destroying Beautiful, Healthy areas & are giving ALL OHV RIDERS a BAD name.They are also ruining it for all the RESPONSIBLE,RESPECTFUL RIDERS.I hope this helps you. Thank You, Rick Stockton  - 3/30/15


  Keyesville Planning in the Bakerfield BLM looks great. Hope this makes for a solid trail system. Ed Stovin - 4/5/15