|Johnson Valley OHV Area is hugely popular|
I've written about this treasured area numerous times, and just about everyone within the OHV community, the Marine Corps, the California Legislature, and the Pentagon is acutely aware of the impact this land closure will have on recreationists at (and residents in the area of) Johnson Valley. The King of the Hammers event alone brings tens of thousands of people (and fame) to Johnson Valley, but this bit of desert has been a valued bit of land since long before the Marines, the Bureau of Land Management, the State of California, and the United States of America ever assumed control.
Unfortunately, the overwhelming adversity to the proposed closure seems to make no difference to the Powers That Be. The media has certainly picked up on the severity of this issue, as there has been no shortage of reports on the future of Johnson Valley:
Johnson Valley off-road lovers fight Marines to stay on trails
Enthusiasts float own alternatives to military's plan
Marines propose Twentynine Palms expansion
The Hammers' draw riders from across the globe
|There is nowhere on Earth like Johnson Valley. Keep this American treasure open to the public!|