STATUS OF THE ISDRA RECREATION AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN (RAMP)

STATUS OF THE ISDRA RECREATION AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN (RAMP)

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October, 2011
In This Issue
ISDRA RAMP
Sand Sports Super Show
2012 ASA Raffle
Discount ISDRA Permits
 
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STATUS OF THE ISDRA RECREATION AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN (RAMP)

 

Unfortunately, we are still in a holding pattern waiting for the new RAMP. Recently BLM issued an implementation timeline, but later recanted as the dates were released prematurely. 

 

For those of you who are new to the dunes, the BLM has prepared this RAMP to provide direction that will guide future management actions for BLM administered lands within the Planning Area and to analyze the environmental effects resulting from implementing the alternatives addressed in the document.

 

The main issue is the possible re-opening of all or most of the 49,000 acres that were temporarily closed as part of a lawsuit settlement pending the new RAMP.

 

The ASA is staying on top of this issue and will inform our membership as soon as more information becomes available.

 

 

 

Sand Sports Super Show

 

Highlights from the Sand Sports Super Show

 

We always look forward to participating in the Sand Sports Super Show (SSSS) in September as it signals the long anticipated start of the duning season. This year’s show was better than ever and did not disappoint.  The ASA is proud to be a part of the biggest show of its kind in the world.

 

And the Winner Is……

The future got a little brighter for John Stevenson III from Scottsdale, Arizona.  John is the proud new owner of the ASA’s Monster / Buckshot Racing raffle car.  As an avid duner, John said that he’ll put his new car to a lot of use and couldn’t be happier!  Friends of Stevenson said that the win is much deserved as he is the kind of guy who is always picking up trash at the top of a dune when everyone else is taking a break.  We look forward to seeing that beautiful Buckshot car in the dunes!  Congratulations!

 

Andrew Buck from Buckshot Racing congratulating John Stevenson III on his Buckshot raffle car

 

volsVOLUNTEER THANKS

Once again, the awesome volunteers that make up the ASA came out in full force and made the ASA booth at the SSSS a great success!

  

We would like to thank the following people who helped at the booth: Flo and Jim Haynes, Harold and Eva Gottschalk, Ian Allsbrook, Dave Hiddessen, Bob Mason, Justin Bucci, Lisa Markley, Amber Cimino, Alexis Wasson, Rawyn Smith, Papa Perry, Ben Jackson, Rusty Massie, Eddy Ceballos, Jeff Olah, Connie Colln, Jason Ramsey, Bill Jones, Sgt. Cheryl Fowler, Lt. Charles Lucas, Pauahi Nichols, Kevin and Jennifer Rogers, Bob Gilles, Jim Bramham, DL and Lynn Southard, Marc, Teri and Bryan Marks, Lisa and Ben Jackson, Lloyd and Lisa Misner, Jason Seaver, Mary Gagel, Robert Sackett, Robert Smith, Bob and Kathy Gagliano, Valerie Rogers, Darrin, Katherine and Charlene Kelsey, Briana Crump, Danny Cole, Troy Duncan, Jeff Kasper, Ella Harman, Daniel Gray, Chuck Hattaway, Fred and Mary Neldner, Bryce and Drew Hove, Marvin and Dean Shaw, Rick Rothwell, Kevin Moen, Beverly Wolford, Tim and Sherri Wight and all of the other people who helped at out at the Hospitality Area.  We apologize if we inadvertently left your name off our list of thank yous.

Sgt. Fowler from the Imperial County Sheriff Office educating a young duner about the ATV Certification courses being offered at the dunes

 

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2012 aSa Raffle

 

NOW YOU HAVE TWO CHANCES TO WIN!

The American Sand Association was proud to unveil our new raffle prizes.  For the September 2012 raffle, the purchase of one ticket will give you two chances to win as there is a 2nd prize and a Grand Prize.

 

The 2nd prize is 2012 Ranger XP 900 with many aftermarket components that were added at the Sand Sports Super Show.  The grand prize is a Baja GTR Sand truck by Sand Limo.  

ASA’s raffle program is a significant source of income for our organization.  We really appreciate the support everyone gives to this program. 

 

 

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ISDRA Permits

 

You have 5 ways to buy:

  1. At the dunes for $120
  2. $92.95 Online at the ASA web site
  3. $92.95 by calling the ASA at    888-540-7263 
  4. Snail mail a $92.95 check and your info to the ASA:
    PO Box 1872
    Canyon Country, CA 91386
  5. On the Road to the ISDRA  – merchants keep the proceeds
The above ASA pricing include shipping, handling, and insurance.

  

$9 from every season permit sold by the ASA
goes to fund our fight to Keep Our Dunes Open.

  

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