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2023 State Legislative Session Wraps Up

2023 State Legislative Session Wraps Up

Key State Parks Legislation Advances. Climate Bond and e-Bike Legislation Now Slated For 2024 Session. Updated Oct 27, 2023 The 2023 Legislative session wrapped up Friday, Sep. 15th, and Gov. Newsom has made his final decisions on all legislation. We are pleased to share that three bills that CAMTB advocated for this year have passed including: Additional Legislative Updates: AB […]

Assembly Bill 1150 Clears Major Milestone!

Assembly Bill 1150 Clears Major Milestone!

Parks Omnibus Bill Passes State Senate and Assembly – Heads to Governor’s Desk for Final Consideration Updated 09.15.2023 Feature Image Courtesy of Outdoor Outreach On June 26, the Senate Natural Resource & Water Committee combined the spirit of AB 1150, AB 720, and AB 411, into a single omnibus bill, now referred to AB 1150 Parks and Recreation: Omnibus. As […]

Critical CA State Parks Legislation Signed by Governor

Critical CA State Parks Legislation Signed by Governor

Post Updated: Sep 11, 2023 Newsom Approves Sen. Dodd’s SB 668: State Park Operating Agreements Senate Bill 668 (Dodd), extends the ability of the CA State Parks (i.e. Dept. of Parks & Recreation) to enter into agreements with nonprofits for the purpose of operating and maintaining park facilities, improving parks, and reducing their overhead. Support State Park Partners! “California parks […]

Assm Garcia Hosts Listening Session for Sierra Nevada Stakeholders to Discuss AB 1567 Climate Bond

Assm Garcia Hosts Listening Session for Sierra Nevada Stakeholders to Discuss AB 1567 Climate Bond

Introduced earlier this year, AB 1567, officially the Safe Drinking Water, Wildfire Prevention, Drought Preparation, Flood Protection, Extreme Heat Mitigation, Clean Energy, and Workforce Development Bond Act of 2024, would in its current form authorize the issuance of bonds totaling $15.9 billion to finance projects for safe drinking water, wildfire prevention, drought preparation, flood protection, extreme heat mitigation, clean energy, […]

Identifying Types of E-Bikes and E-MTBs

Identifying Types of E-Bikes and E-MTBs

E-bikes and e-mountain bikes are an ongoing hot topic among riders, CAMTB member trail stewardship organizations, public lands advocates, and land managers. In 2020, the California Mountain Biking Coalition released our Statement about Electric Bicycles which outlines our position on which types of e-bikes are appropriate for natural surface trails where traditional “analog” mountain bikes have been commonly used in […]

Crankbrothers Dream Bike Hand Off

Crankbrothers Dream Bike Hand Off

This week CAMTB, Orange County Mountain Bike Association, and the crew at Crankbrothers handed off the dream bike to its new owner, Bill Chin of Orange County. Bill met John Terberg, CAMTB Board Member, David Browning and Kurt Weimann of OCMTBA, and Sebastien Salvant from Crankbrothers at Crankbrothers HQ in Laguna Beach for the big reveal. Bill learned about the […]

The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide

70+ Park Supporters Work the Halls in Sacramento for CA State Parks Originally Published: May 23, 2023 by CA State Parks Foundation [More Info] On May 16, 2023, California State Parks Foundation hosted the 21st annual Park Advocacy Day. Nearly eighty park advocates, including members of CAMTB’s Legislative and Government Affairs Team, traveled to Sacramento to express their support for […]

CAMTB attends Recreation Roundtable with Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship & CA Natural Resources Agency.

CAMTB attends Recreation Roundtable with Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship & CA Natural Resources Agency.

In late April, Michael Anzalone, CAMTB Executive Director, and Steve Messer, Board President of CAMTB took part in a Recreation Roundtable with the California Natural Resources Agency, Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, US Forest Service, and Sierra Nevada Conservancy. Organized by our partners at Outdoor Alliance, the two-day meeting gave the CNRA leadership the opportunity to learn more about the SBTS’ […]

California Recreational Trail Plan Update

California Recreational Trail Plan Update

California State Parks has quietly begun the process of updating the California Recreational Trails Plan. They began seeking public input through the first of a series of meetings last month. They’re asking the public to take a survey asking what you think of the goals of the Recreational Trails Plan (see slides below), and whether you have any recommended additions […]