BLM Steps Up Enforcement at Clear Creek Management

California

U.S. Department of the Interior

Bureau of Land Management

News Release

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2011 CA-CC-11-59

Contact: David Christy (916) 941-3146

BLM Steps Up Enforcement at Clear Creek Management Area Due to Increased Trespass Activity

The Bureau of Land Management has increased law enforcement patrols at Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA) due to increasing resource damage caused by unauthorized motorcycle use.

Trespass motorcycle use is taking a toll on the San Benito Research Natural Area (RNA). During the last nine months the RNA has experienced considerable resource and property damage. �Protective fences for the RNA have been cut and trespass trails have been built on the public land,� said Rick Cooper, BLM Hollister Field Office manager.

Motorcyclists have cut a three-mile trespass trail across public lands in the CCMA to access the area currently closed to public use. BLM law enforcement rangers patrol the area and will cite individuals riding or driving in the closed areas. In some cases, trespass riders have run when discovered and confronted by BLM employees and law enforcement rangers.

Trespasser riders face possible penalties of a fine of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 12 months, in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. In addition, anyone attempting to evade or elude a federal law enforcement ranger will be aggressively prosecuted and face arrest, fines and imprisonment, the impounding of the motor vehicle, and restriction/suspension of driving privileges.

�The misuse of public lands by motorcyclists is unfortunate,� said Cooper. �We would appreciate cooperation from the public in helping meet our objectives for resource protection.�

CCMA is currently closed to public access pending completion of a Resource Management Plan. The area closure was issued in 2008 following release of a report by the Environmental Protection Agency that states that public visitor use in CCMA for more than one day per year could increase visitor�s excess lifetime cancer risk due to asbestos exposure, adding that �children may be at greater risk�because of their life expectancy.�

For more information, contact Chief Law Enforcement Ranger Brian Martin at (831) 630-5000.

-BLM-

Central California District, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825

Thank God for bureaucrats looking out for my safety and preventing public use of public lands.

Interesting that LEOs are immune to the health hazards that the EPA and BLM insist they are protecting us from. How else could they have "increased law enforcement patrols at Clear Creek Management Area" when they insist that "public visitor use in CCMA for more than one day per year could increase visitors excess lifetime cancer risk due to asbestos exposure" :smirk:

Bull shit!!!! Tell Dick to screw off!!!!

Sounds like they are asking for a massive ride in the Creek....

Interesting they do not mention the pot plantation problem....

Another example of unreasonable regulation turning law abiding citizens into criminals....

Another example of unreasonable regulation turning law abiding citizens into criminals....

Or are we really all just latent criminals - just waiting for a chance to come out of hibernation and wreak havoc on society?

That's the way most politicians and LE see's us I'm afraid......

Or are we really all just latent criminals - just waiting for a chance to come out of hibernation and wreak havoc on society?

That's the way most politicians and LE see's us I'm afraid......

Patriots against tyranny:thumbsup:

Cabin fever over there, Gotta get out.

Everyone needs to run camo graphics and wear black gear.

Everyone needs to run camo graphics and wear black gear.

And run a stealthy, quiet pipe.:smirk:

Everyone needs to run camo graphics and wear black gear.
And run a stealthy, quiet pipe.:ride:

At night.

Now why don't they use those d!(Ks to enforce the illegal use of trails out of Mexico:foul:

Everyone needs to run camo graphics and wear black gear.
And run a stealthy, quiet pipe.:ride:
At night.
illegal use of trails out of Mexico

On the illegal trails out of Mexico in the rain..... :lol::lol::lol:

On the illegal trails out of Mexico in the rain..... :ride::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::p

C'mon guys it's our tax dollers at work.

everyone know thats a closed area.....nice to see money spent chasing the feds newest excuse. I hope the blm is wearing hazmat suits and breathing apparatus or switching out officers after 5 days of patrol time in a year.

ps its really just a news release for them to claim more green sticker money to protect us from ourselves

dave is a squid

. I hope the blm is wearing hazmat suits and breathing apparatus

They are not, seen it with my own eyes.

I even encountered a BLM employee in there with his girlfriend riding shotgun.......... if it was really that dangerous I doubt the BLM would be in there let along bring along a companion.

The closure has nothing to do with our health.

They are not, seen it with my own eyes.

I even encountered a BLM employee in there with his girlfriend riding shotgun.......... if it was really that dangerous I doubt the BLM would be in there let along bring along a companion.

The closure has nothing to do with our health.

I'm sure the soil will be superb today...

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