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Juniper Flats is located between the Mojave Desert and the forests of the San Bernardino Mountains in California. 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. Off-highway vehicle (OHV) touring is restricted to a designated route system.

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Brochure and Map of Juniper Flats in the BLM Barstow Field Office area in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Juniper Flats - 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).

California Off-Highway Vehicle Adventure Guide. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.California OHV - OHV Adventures

California Off-Highway Vehicle Adventure Guide. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Brochure for Freshwater Fishing in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).BLM California - Freshwater Fishing

Brochure for Freshwater Fishing in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Juniper Flats https://www.blm.gov/visit/juniper-flats Juniper Flats is located between the Mojave Desert and the forests of the San Bernardino Mountains in California. 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. Off-highway vehicle (OHV) touring is restricted to a designated route system.
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
A GUIDE TO: CALIFORNIA OFF-HIGHWAY ADVENTURES OFF-HIGHWAY MOTOR VEHICLE RECREATION DIVISION CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS WELCOME! alifornia State Parks welcomes you to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Program. Did you know that California State Parks manages the largest off-highway recreation program in the United States? Established over 40 years ago, the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, in partnership with local, state, and federal agencies, offers a wide variety of off-highway adventures to suit every skill level and age while protecting California's natural and cultural resources. C Off-highway motor vehicle recreation is a great way to spend quality time with friends and family and encourages healthy physical activity. Motorized recreation opens the door for millions of people to access and enjoy California's great outdoors. To help you better identify and enjoy off-highway vehicle recreation opportunities, this Guide to California Off-Highway Adventures provides a listing of trails and areas designated for motorized recreation. People enjoy off-highway recreation in California, and appreciate the need to protect our environment and preserve access to the outdoors. Those traveling off-highway include a broad range of recreationists as diverse as the terrain of California. Regardless of whether you enjoy traveling with two wheels, four wheels, hooves or your feet, we all share a common desire: the appreciation of California's extraordinary natural landscape and love of the outdoors. Respecting one another's right to recreate in their own personal and responsible way and following basic trail etiquette will go far in reducing use conflicts and enhancing your off-highway experience, wherever, and whatever it might be. So jump in and join us for a world of adventure that lies just down the road. Of all the roads you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt! Fun and excitement provided at no extra charge. MISSION STATEMENT The Mission of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division is to provide leadership statewide in the area of off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation; to acquire, develop, and operate state-owned vehicular recreation areas; and to otherwise provide for a statewide system of managed OHV recreational opportunities through funding to other public agencies. The OHMVR Division works to ensure quality recreational opportunities remain available for future generations by providing for education, conservation, and enforcement efforts that balance OHV recreation impacts with programs that conserve and protect cultural and natural resources. California State Parks, OHMVR Division 1725 23rd Street, Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95816-7100 916.324.4442 ohv.parks.ca.gov ohvinfo.ohv@parks.ca.gov FUNDING A STATEWIDE OHV PROGRAM he OHV Trust Fund is comprised entirely of funds generated in the course of OHV recreation, including: T • Gas taxes on gasoline used for OHV recreation on public lands. • OHV Green/Red Sticker registration fees and non-resident permit fees. • Entrance fees to the State Vehicular Recreation Areas (SVRAs). GET INVOLVED; BECOME A VOLUNTEER! f you are passionate about OHV recreation, and want to ensure your opportunities remain open for years to come, become a volunteer today! I tread lightly! The OHMVR Division is committed to the principles of Tread Lightly! Being environmentally responsible isn't difficult, but it does involve some basic principles. These principles are outlined in the Tread Lightly! Pledge. Travel responsibly Respect the rights of others Educate yourself Avoid sensitive areas he Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division of California State Parks operates and funds 8 SVRAs throughout the state and provides funding for local, state and federal agencies and partners for a system of managed OHV programs. T The funds distributed through the Grants Program are used to develop, operate and maintain OHV areas and facilities, including trail improvement and upkeep, care and cleaning of OHV staging areas, environmental monitoring, law enforcement, and education and safety programs. Combined efforts at all levels of government, joined with contributions from thousands of volunteers who care CHILDREN IN THE OUTDOORS he mission of the Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights is to encourage California's children to participate in outdoor activities and discover their heritage. T As a volunteer, you can help sustain a community of informed, caring, and responsible recreationists. Your contribution will ensure off-highway vehicle recreation opportunities remain available today and for future generations. Volunteer opportunities are diverse and include: • Trail Patrol/Monitoring/Maintenance. • Public Outreach (OHV fairs, community and school functions, etc.). OHV recreation areas fit perfectly with this mission. In some areas, naturalists and recreation staff lead programs such as bird watching, bike rides, and nature hikes speci
Bag limits, seasons of use, and size restriction of fish can be found on the same web site. Fisherman and Fire Wildfire can be both beneficial and devastating. It can wipe out homes and businesses as well as rejuvenate forested lands and riparian areas. It is always best to leave fire to the professionals and always make sure your campfires and burning items are completely out before you leave. Please remember to be very careful with fire. fishing accidents. Always be sure of your footing when walking or wading (and it is generally better for you and the aquatic species to stay out of the streams and rivers while fishing). Large and small wildlife (snakes and mosquitos) can Nutria be an annoyance when fishing. Be aware of your surroundings and watch where you step. Wear mosquito and bug repellant with deet to keep them from eating you alive. As always, be careful when driving to and from your secret fishing hole. When boating, always have a Quagga Mussels life vest handy (and kids under 15 must always wear a vest while in a boat per California State Law). Mother Lode Field Office (916) 941-3101 5152 Hillsdale Circle El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5713 (El Dorado Co.) freshwater/license-information. fishermen and women are injured or lose their lives in Applegate Field Office (530) 233-4666 708 W. 12th Street Alturas, CA 96101-3130 (Modoc Co.) at http://www.eregulations.com/california/fishing/ opportunity, it can be dangerous as well. Every year, Surprise Field Station (530) 279-6101 602 Cressler St. phy./ P.O. Box 460 mlg. Cedarville, CA 96104-0460 (Modoc Co.) California. A listing of those requirements may be found Eurasian Milfoil Palm Springs Field Office (760) 833-7100 1201 Bird Center Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262-8001 (Riverside Co.) Freshwater Fishing license issued by the State of Hyacinth Needles Field Office (760) 326-7000 1303 So. Hwy. 95 Needles, CA 92363-4217 (San Bernardino Co.) Even though fishing is a tremendous recreational license, you are required to possess a California Arcata Field Office (707) 825-2300 1695 Heindon Road Arcata, CA 95521-4573 (Humboldt Co.) While you are not required to have a “BLM” fishing Aquatic Invasive Species include Bakersfield Field Office (661) 391-6000 3801 Pegasus Drive Bakersfield, CA 933086837 (Kern Co.) Safety Barstow Field Office (760) 252-6000 2601 Barstow Road Barstow, CA 92311-6653 (San Bernardino Co.) License Requirement water to another. Redding Field Office (530) 224-2100 6640 Lockheed Drive Redding, CA 96002 (Shasta Co.) Never release plants, animals, or fish into water bodies. Never move fish or plants or bait from one Bishop Field Office (760) 872-5000 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 100 Bishop, CA 93514-3101 (Inyo Co.) Dry – Completely dry equipment and gear between visits to fresh water systems. Ridgecrest Field Office (760) 384-5400 300 So. Richmond Road Ridgecrest, CA 93555-4436 (Kern Co.) Drain – Empty coolers, bilge pumps, and buckets of all water before leaving a water body. Central Coast Office (831) 582-2200 940 2nd Avenue Marina, CA 93933-6009 (San Benito Co.) Clean – Rinse and remove all mud and plant materials from boats, fishing equipment, and clothing. Ukiah Field Office (707) 468-4000 2550 N. State Street Ukiah, CA 95482-5194 (Mendocino Co.) serious and irreversible harm to aquatic habitats in California if allowed to spread unchecked. Eagle Lake Field Office (530) 257-0456 2550 Riverside Drive Susanville, CA 96130-4710 (Lassen Co.) Take measures to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive plants and animals. They can cause El Centro Field Office (760) 337-4400 1661 So. 4th Street El Centro, CA 92243-4561 (Imperial Co.) Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species f you have any questions, feel free to contact ny of the following BLM offices in California: uestions? Catch and Release A large percent of California freshwater anglers are catch and release fishermen — meaning they are very careful with the fish after they catch them and they release them back to the water as quickly as possible. It is always a good thing to keep your fish in a “fish friendly” net in the water until you are ready to release it. Barbless hooks Leave No Trace How to photograph your catch Take only pictures and leave artifacts where you find them. The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 makes removal of cultural resources punishable by fines and jail time. When it’s a catch and release fish species or regulation, that creates a challenge for getting a photo of your prize catch. Remember if you’re in a catch and release scenario keep the fish in the water at all times and take the photo of you also harm fish less that barbed ones. The use of live bait holding the fish in the water. is also a detriment to catch and release fishing. Please If it’s a not catch and release and it’s a keeper then you remember, the fish you catch and release today may be can have it out of the water. the fish yo

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