Adventure Trails Bill Passes Senate Natural Resources Committee

Sacramento – Today, Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), presented SB 402 on behalf of Inyo County Supervisors to the Senate Natural Resources Committee. The bill will authorize the continued use of Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) on the Adventure Trails system in Inyo County. The bill passed out of committee on a 6-2 vote.

“Since 2011, the Adventure Trails system has served the diverse needs of the residents,” said Senator Borgeas. “This program is designed to increase traffic safety, improve natural resource protections, reduce off-highway vehicle trespass on private land, and minimizes impacts on county residents.”

Senator Borgeas was joined by Inyo County Supervisor Matt Kingsley who spoke in support of the bill. “This program allows OHV users to use existing county maintained roads to access campgrounds, OHV trails, and services,” said Supervisor Kingsley. “It protects our natural resources by educating and encouraging OHV users to respect our distinctive landscape.”

SB 402 will extend the ability of Inyo County to designate combined-use roads for up to 10 miles until January 1, 2025, and further evaluate the safety and effectiveness of these routes.