Issue: # 3.4 April 2013

click the image to watch the videoKOH Co-Founder Jeff Knoll speaks to Committee about HR1676 - Save Johnson Valley
KOH Co-Founder Jeff Knoll speaks to Committee about HR1676 – Save Johnson Valley
 ORBA Marketing Director Jeff Knoll traveled to Washington DC in April at the request of Congressman Paul Cook to testify before the House Natural Resources Committee in support of HR1676 The Johnson Valley Off-Highway vehicle Recreation Area Establishment Act.
The Bill was created based on a White Paper Knoll created as the Chairman of the California Motorized Recreation Council Save the Hammers Committee.

Read the full text of the Bill HereORBA is still in need of much needed funding for this special project. The CMRC Goal for June is $30,000. 100% of the funds for this project are spent on saving the Hammers. 

If you can help get us to the finish line please contact the ORBA office. 661-323-1464


President Obama Nominates Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Interior #obama #jewell #secretary
President Obama Nominates Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Interior

Sally Jewell Picked To Be Interior Secretary By Obama

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s choice for interior secretary is a lifelong outdoors enthusiast who likes to bike, ski and climb mountains.

As president and chief executive at Recreational Equipment Inc., Sally Jewell has applied her passion to her job, helping push REI to nearly $2 billion in annual revenues and a place on Fortune Magazine’s list of “Best Places to Work.”

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Congress Introduces Bill to Help Prevent Road Closures, Ensure Public Participation When Designating National Monuments

Legislation (HR 1459) has been introduced in the U.S. Congress to require the President to complete an environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before designating more than 5,000 acres as a National Monument.


WILDERNESS: Durbin, Holt introduce 9.1M-acre Utah Red Rock bill


Red Rock Wilderness bill reintroduced in 113th Congress…

1. H.R.1630 : To designate as wilderness certain Federal portions of the red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin Deserts in the State of Utah for the benefit of present and future generations of people in the United States.
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 Tread Lightly Gets a New Look!


The new Tread Lightly website has been up and running for a few weeks now. Have you had a chance to check it out?

As a top priority to Tread Lightly!'s New Storebetter communicate in this increasingly digital world, Tread Lightly! implemented a new design and user-friendly navigation.

Along with the new site came our new store. Take a look for great deals on apparel, outdoor gear, educational materials and awesome decals.

ORBA is a national non-profit trade association of motorized off-road related businesses formed to promote and preserve off-road recreation. ORBA proactively protects recreation access and opportunities by ensuring that America’s families are not arbitrarily denied the right to responsibly recreate. ORBA provides leadership in addressing land use issues by advancing policies that conserve the environment while at the same time providing off-road recreation opportunities.

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MAY 11TH The Keep Truckee Meadows beautiful project enjoyed a spring morning in Northern Nevada cleaning up trash. The project included about 50 offroaders from various forms of recreation joined together in a common goal of cleaning up the desert. The event was followed by a BBQ hosted by Crawl Magazine. Employees of Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems showed up as a team building project, and Reno4x4 was well represented. The project yield well over 100 yards of trash collected filling 4 large dumpsters and over 100 tires.   

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Saving OHV Trails is Like Eating an Elephant.  


An Editorial by Jeff Knoll
It is said that eating an elephant is best-accomplished one bite at a time. The same can be said for the large tasks that face the OHV community. While participating in a desert clean up this weekend as part of the Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Project I could see how the hands of many can accomplish large tasks quickly when the entire group is moving together chipping away at a large nearly impossible mission.
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ORBA Has Moved 


In an effort to decrease our overhead ORBA has moved into a smaller office inside the same building we have occupied for sometime. While our address has stayed the same, our suite number has changed. Please make a note.
Our new Address is:
1701 Westwind Drive Suite 108
Bakersfield, Ca 93301

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