Friends Of Giant Rock (FOGR) is a group formed to address issues of concern to off-roaders, Keep riding areas open, promote responsible OHV use, help keep our desert clean, define and address unreasonable legislation restricting off-roading, enjoy the desert and have fun. CURRENTLY THIS WEBSITE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY,COMMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AND NO LOG IN OR USER REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Federal and State Agencies Announce Public Meetings for Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan‏

10/29/2014 - 4:00pm
10/29/2014 - 6:30pm

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 3, 2014


Dana Wilson, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 916-978-4622
Jane Hendron, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 760-431-9440 ext. 205
Lori Sinsley, California Energy Commission, 916-654-4989
Clark Blanchard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, 916-651-7824

Federal and State Agencies Announce Public Meetings for Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area Marine Takeover‏ Information

09/06/2014 - 7:30am
09/06/2014 - 11:00am

As promised at today's Resource Management Group public meeting, I have attached a copy of the Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area map, relevant excerpts from the law designating the Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area, and maps of the proposed company objective areas.  NOTE:  You can utilize the zoom feature to obtain the coordinates of the proposed company objective areas from the JohnsonValleyCompanyObjectiveSitesMapMay 2014.

Public Meeting Scheduled to Address Land Use Changes in the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area

08/16/2014 - 1:00pm
08/16/2014 - 3:00pm

U. S. Department of the

Bureau of Land Management

News Release

For Immediate Release: August 7, 2014 CA-CDD-14-55

Contact:Stephen Razo 951-697-5217; email:

Public Meeting
Scheduled to Address Land Use Changes in the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle
Recreation Area

-- Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management and the Marine Corps will
host a Resource Management Group meeting about the changes in land use in the
Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area at the Lucerne Valley
Community Center on August 16, 2014 from 1-3 PM.


05/01/2014 - 8:00am


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Commission, pursuant to authority contained in Section 5090.24 of the Public Resources Code and Section 11120 et seq. of the Government Code, will conduct a tour on May 1, 2014, of the El Mirage Dry Lake OHV Recreation Area and meet on May 2, 2014, according to the following schedule.

People could lose 103,000 acres of Johnson Valley multi-use area.

John Conger, Acting Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Installations and Environment at the Department of Defense. • September 27, 2013

Thank you for your petition.
The Administration’s proposal for expansion of the land reserved for
use by the Marine Corps balances Marine Corps training requirements that
extend throughout the year with preserving safe public access for
recreational activities within certain areas of the Johnson Valley
Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area. The proposal was transmitted to Congress
for consideration on April 26, 2013, because, for areas greater than
5,000 acres, Congress is responsible for creating and renewing
withdrawal of public land for military training and testing.
This base expansion plan was developed over the course of nine years
in consultation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), community
leaders, and recreational users and was subject to an environmental
impact statement that assessed the needs, alternatives and impacts of
large-scale training exercises at the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air
Ground Combat Center.

Moratorium on commercial wind and solar electrical generation sites‏

This Wed., 6/12/13 at 11
am, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is holding a special meeting
to consider a moratorium on any new commercial wind and solar projects in the
county, until the County General Plan can be amended to deal with them. Please
e-mail these three Supervisor Chiefs of Staff a short letter such

Weigh in to Save RTP in CA!

Take Action

Click Take Action to urge Governor Brown NOT to opt
out of the Recreational Trails Program (RTP).  If Brown
opts out of the program federal fuel taxes paid by motorized
recreationists when they fill up their dirt bikes, ATVs, ROVs,
snowmobiles or four-wheel drive vehicles will no longer be
dedicated to building or maintaining natural surface
recreational trails in CA!


29 Palms Record of Decision Press Release‏

Betty Munson forwarded
this notice that the Marines have announced their Record of Decision (ROD) to
expand westward into our Johnson Valley public recreation lands. It's up to us
to fight this in Congress. Please stay tuned and ready to fight. Insisting that
our Congressmen stop this is what we need to do now. Please call, write, or
email yours now.   Bill

California's popular Johnson Valley riding area may get reprieve from military base expansion

Ohio -- Riders who use the popular Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle
Riding Area in California may not lose most of the area to a Marine base
expansion after all, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

military is barred from spending money on expanding the Twentynine
Palms military base into Johnson Valley until it completes a report on
how the expansion would affect off-highway riding, under a military
spending authorization bill approved by U.S. House and Senate conferees
on Dec. 18



Now is the time for all off-roaders to contact the committee members
listed below. We are asking you to contact at least one of them per
day. Using the talking points below, emphasize how the loss of Johnson
Valley will affect you and your family. The politicians in Washington
DC are on recess this week so you are encouraged to contact them in
their home offices. Remember, be polite but direct.

This important campaign will let them know that Johnson Valley is of
critical importance to all off-roaders. Take the time to share this
information on Facebook and all other social media. Even your friends
and associates from across the Nation or world. Anyone, anywhere who
believes in maintaining off-road access should want to save our OHV area
in Johnson Valley. This is a simple straightforward action YOU can
implement that can really make a difference. Do NOT Wait. Print off
the talking points and make your calls. It will only take a few minutes
every day this week. CORVA will send further information and calls for
action as the process moves forward. Join us and other off-road
organizations in this important cause. Do Not Delay.

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