We the undersigned strongly oppose the withdrawal of the Bureau of Land Management, Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area by the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms.

While we respect the need to train our troops, we believe the Marine Corps must clearly demonstrate a need for the expansion of the base.  If such expansion is warranted then we support, in general, expansion in an eastward direction from the base.

Eastward expansion presents the least conflict with multiple use of the public lands in the Johnson Valley area, and further, has the least impact on local communities and their residential and economic interests.  

We will participate actively in the continuing development of alternatives for the proposed expansion as necessary.

 American Motorcyclist Association, National American Motorcyclist Association, District 36
 American Motorcyclist Association, District 37 Competition American Motorcyclist Association, District 37 Dual Sport
 American Sand Association Blue Ribbon Coalition
 California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs California Off Road Vehicle Association
 California Trail Users Coalition  Friends of Giant Rock
 Friends of Johnson Valley High Desert Multiple Use Coalition
 Off Road Business Association Partnership For Johnson Valley
 San Diego Off-Road Coalition San Diego Off-Road Coalition