BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Blueribbon Coalition recently reported that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Eagle Lake Field Office (ELFO) is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) that will analyze the impacts of development and maintenance within the existing Rice Canyon 105 acre open area managed primarily for off-highway vehicle (OHV) use. The project area is within the Antelope/Shaffer/Bald Mountain Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) which was designated in the 2008 BLM ELFO Resource Management Plan (RMP).

The Rice Canyon OHV open area is located NE of Susanville, California, off of Rice Canyon Road within Township 30 North, Range 13 East. The purpose of the proposed action is to protect OHV users from unregulated target shooting, create loop trail opportunities and encourage users to stay in designated areas.