"Juniper Flats" by Bureau of Land Management California , public domain
Brochure and Map
Brochure and Map of Juniper Flats in the BLM Barstow Field Office area in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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Juniper Flats covers 101,272 acres of mixed public and private lands. Located between the Mojave Desert and the forests of the San Bernardino Mountains, Juniper Flats hosts a unique mixture of plants from both environments. Its streams and wetlands attract many kinds of wildlife. No less amazing are the beautiful views and varied landscape that make Juniper Flats a favorite recreation destination year-round. Visitors to Juniper Flats enjoy excellent recreation opportunities, including camping, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and hunting. Of-highway vehicle (OHV) touring is restricted to a designated route system (see numbered routes on included maps). Routes not marked as open are CLOSED to all motorized vehicles. “Technical” or crosscountry (of-route) OHV activities are not allowed in Juniper Flats; please use the nearby El Mirage, Johnson Valley, or Stoddard Valley OHV areas. Juniper Flats is part of a public trail network that connects the San Bernardino National Forest with Victor Valley OHV areas to the northwest. Public lands in Juniper Flats are managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Transitional areas between ecosystems typically support and attract a greater number of plant and animal species. Among the many mammals sighted at Juniper Flats are mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, kit fox, white-tailed antelope squirrel, black-tailed jackrabbit, mountain cottontail, desert cottontail, rock squirrel, California ground squirrel, Botta’s pocket gopher, the kangaroo rat, and Merriam’s chipmunk. Dispersed camping and parking are allowed in areas that show obvious signs of prior use and lack of vegetation cover, that are within 300 feet of a designated open route, and that are at least 200 yards from wildlife watering places. Camping in any one location is limited to 14 days. Please obtain permission before entering private land. Fire permits are required and may be restricted in the fre season (May – October). Fire danger is extreme during most of the year. Flora and Fauna Camping and Picnicking Of-route recreation travel through wildlands seriously damages the environment and cultural resources. It takes only one tire tread to crush a nest or destroy fragile evidence of the past! Please stay on trails marked OPEN. Be especially careful in the part of Juniper Flats designated an Area of Critical Environmental Concern. See map on other side. LEGEND Private Property Private Road Public Land Motorcycle Route Powerline Road Open Route Kiosk Locations Arrastre Falls Forest Service Restoration Area Boundary Juniper Flats Restoration Area Extensive restoration has already been accomplished (see the red-bordered area in the map below), but protecting this unique environment is an ongoing challenge. Residents, local government, and community institutions can all help ensure that the natural and cultural resources of Juniper Flats are enjoyed for generations to come. For more information about how you can help, contact the Bureau of Land Management, Barstow Field Ofce, at (760) 252-6000. NOTICE: Motorized use is permitted only on routes signed “OPEN.” Any route that does not have an “OPEN” sign is not legal for motorized use. Motorized use of any closed route will result in a ÿne or criminal prosecution. 3 JF m 6 1 Miles 5 33 JF Scale 0 5 34 p JF 35 8M 3 30 JF 33 8M 35 J J 3229 JF JF 3 3 The Bureau of Land Management makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of this map. The map is merely representational. The map and the data from which it was derived are not binding on the Bureau and may be revised at any time in the future. The Bureau of Land Management shall not be liable under any circumstances for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages with respect to any claim by any user or any third party on account of or arising from the use of this map or the data from which it was derived. M 54 JF 5 325 JF JF 32 A 25 25 J F3 219M JF3 J F3 5 22 1M 22 5 JF 321 Flora communities include the Mojave Desert creosote scrub, the Joshua tree woodland, cottonwood and willow riparian woodland, juniper woodland, grasslands, and (at the highest elevations) pinyon-oak woodland. 3 32 5 5 JF 32 27 JF 335 JF Recreation Hunting and Shooting F3 35 9M Arrastre Falls M 55 33 J F3 Many birds also call Juniper Flats home, including the red-tailed hawk, Cooper’s hawk, prairie falcon, golden eagle, American kestrel, greater roadrunner, loggerhead shrike, LeConte’s thrasher, Least Bell’s vireo, western scrub jay, great horned owl, barn owl, and burrowing owl. Visitors may also encounter a variety of insects and amphibians near water sources, as well as rattlesnakes, such as the Southern Pacifc rattlesnake, throughout Juniper Flats. 33 30 JF F3 25 JF32 and responsible recreation. Juniper Flats supports diverse wildlife boulder felds, canyons, and washes, An attractive landscape of mountains, 5M J F3 1M 22 F3 2 21 55 1 J J F32 M JF 32 2 223 JF3 Juniper Flats is a shotgun only area (per San Bernardino County ordinance); no night shooting or recreational target shooting with rifes or handguns is allowed. In the immediate vicinity of wildlife waterers and guzzlers, hunting is limited to 30 minutes. It is illegal to shoot within 150 feet of any campsite or to shoot at trees, signs, glass bottles, domestic livestock, outbuildings, or other objects on federal land. On private land, visitors must obtain permission from the landowner to discharge frearms. Check with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for current hunting regulations and seasonal limits. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT Barstow Field Ofce 2601 Barstow Road Barstow, CA 92311 (760) 252-6000 For more information, contact: SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST 0 JF3 8 F33 JF33 JF3275 JF 3 3 8 1 JF3 384 4M JF33 8 JF33 84 0 Be careful with fre. Keep campfres small. Comply with fre restrictions. 3N 59 J M JF3219 M 1 22 F3 If you arrive unprepared, you could become lost, dehydrated, injured, or even die. Your safety is your responsibility. Expect wild, rugged conditions and extreme temperatures. Prepare for your trip by learning about ways to stay safe in the back country. This brochure provides only limited safety information. 3N67 J Respect wildlife. Do not feed or approach wild animals. Observe them from a distance. Secure food out of their reach. 9 2M 3 SAFETY JF3 381 JF3 J F 3 76 2 F3 2 5M JF 2 4N16A J 23 5 7 3N1 JF 17 3N F 31 53A JF394 0 1 3 J F 3 15 JF3150 3N17 3 JF313 4 JF3150 3 2 JF39 83 130 JF3110 JF3 St. Mary Medical Center 18300 Highway 18 Apple Valley, CA 92307 (760) 242-2311 If you are stranded, stay with your vehicle. Do not approach or feed wildlife. Dress appropriately for the season and changing weather. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan on returning. 2 3 4 Miles JF3 12 JF 31 J F3130 JF 0 311 A Rattlesnake Canyon Subregion Valley Subregion Johnson Valley IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1 3N8 4 1 State Land U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Forest Service Private Property Public Land Railroad Powerline Road Private Road ACEC - An area where special management attention is needed to protect, and prevent irreparable damage to, important historical, cultural, and scenic values, ÿsh, or wildlife resources or other natural systems or processes; or to protect human life and safety from natural hazards. 0 SCALE ACEC (Area of Critical Environmental Concern) Juniper Flats Boundary Restoration Area Boundary Arrastre Falls Kiosk Locations Nearest Hospitals: Victor Valley Global Medical Center 15248 11th Street Victorville, CA 92395 (760) 245-8691 0 3N1 7 JF313 6 48 JF31 JF39 25 Carry plenty of water—a minimum of 1 gallon per person, per day. A FEW RECOMMENDED SAFETY TIPS 4 N 16 Stay on designated routes. Desert plants provide homes and food for wildlife but are easily destroyed if walked on or run over by a vehicle. JF33 91M F3 5 2 JF322 5 Motorcycle Route 3 N54 TAKE PRIDE IN JUNIPER FLATS, AND LEAVE IT AS YOU FOUND IT! JF33 86 P J F3310 3 N 67 JF33 81 8 F 4M JF335 F3 35 JF32 15 LEGEND JF3131 Pack out all trash. Even orange peels and other natural items decompose slowly in the high desert climate. 25 3 8 2M 338 JF 1 JF338 1 M JF4 30 33 JF 5 F4 32 JF333 0 JF 335 JF The Bureau of Land Management makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of this map. The map is merely representational. The map and the data from which it was derived are not binding on the Bureau and may be revised at any time in the future. The Bureau of Land Management shall not be liable under any circumstances for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages with respect to any claim by any user or any third party on account of or arising from the use of this map or the data from which it was derived. JF3 38 3 F4 33 JF 3 JF33 58 M 0 1 ojave iver Forks eservoir 3380 0 32 JF3 JF 338 3 JF JF3330 JF JF434 0 0 0 43 3 JF J F31 Location J 3 JF J F433 434 JF J F43 3 JF4 325 33 JF 3 M Juniper Flats Subregion 0 3 N59 Stoddard Valley Subregion JF32 JF 31 2 9 Open Route 9 NOTICE: Motorized use is permitted only on routes signed “OPEN.” Any route that does not have an “OPEN” sign is not legal for motorized use. Motorized use of any closed route will result in a ÿne or criminal prosecution. 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