National Public Lands Day in the Juniper Flats Area

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!

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Why should I stay on the trail while using motorized vehicles in parks?

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.

Soils Matter, Get the Scoop!


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.

blue all terrain vehicle 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.

Forest stream 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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Restoration Workshop results

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

Restoration Workshop April 8, 2017

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

Wildflowers at Bonita Vista Trailhead

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