Join us for National Public Lands Day in Juniper Flats on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. Early Registration will be at 7 am at the Kiosk on of Coxey Truck Trail, JF 3255, Come join us for a fun filled day in the great outdoors!
Good News! You can now view the Friends of Juniper Flats Hiking Trails on Google Earth We have been working overtime this year to map the trails we use for hiking. One reason is to share the trail information with members, but our big goal is to have at least some of the trails … Continue reading Juniper Flats Area Hiking Trails
The concepts presented in this article apply to desert scrub even more than forested areas. A heartfelt thanks to the Soil Science Society of America for putting this together.
Riding ATV’s and motorcycles around the forest can be incredibly fun and exhilarating. But in order to make sure those trails stay open, it’s vitally important to limit erosion in the areas you enjoy. Going off trail risks your safety, as well as the safety of the plant life and soil itself.
ATVs can provide a lot of fun, but they can be destructive when used off trail. Source: Morguefile
And though it might not seem related, did you know that just over half of the nation’s water supply originates in forestland?1 Snowfall melts, and rain sinks through the soil. That precipitation in forests is what eventually supplies our cities and private wells.2 Water for our homes and businesses, including agriculture, relies on healthy forest soils.
Forests account for over half the U.S. water supply – but the soils can’t work to absorb and move water if overuse…
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The climbs from this trailhead are rewarded with beautiful views. I have enjoyed many short hikes of less than a mile to just sit in the quiet and watch the valley below and the mountains beyond.
On Saturday April 8, 2017 five Friends of Juniper Flats volunteers joined Alyssa Canoff from BLM Barstow Office to restore yet another closed vehicle route in Arrastre Canyon. Volunteer Activities. BLM Recreation Chief Zack Pratt also stopped by, but he left to take care of some new graffiti on the kiosk at Arrastre Waterfall. Challenges for … Continue reading Restoration Workshop results
Come out to the Juniper Flats Area and help restore unauthorized trails! This area has a splendid display of wildflowers and lots of trails to restore to a natural state. We need all the help we can get! The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is conducting a "restoration workshop" in the Arrastre Canyon Area of Juniper … Continue reading Restoration Workshop April 8, 2017
A 2 mile hike on March 15, 2017 from the Bonita Vista Trailhead produced a list of over 28 wildflowers in bloom! A list has been put in the information box. There were carpets of gilia and coreopsis on the hillsides. It was exciting to see an owl back in the area. The Bonita Vista trailhead is accessible from … Continue reading Wildflowers at Bonita Vista Trailhead