SEMA has filed a joint lawsuit with EcoLogic Partners to keep motorized access to the popular Oceano Dunes near Pismo Beach, California open. EcoLogic Partners is a legal collaboration between the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA), American Sand Association (ASA) as well as AMA District 37. The group is challenging plans by the California Coastal Commission to prohibit motorized recreation and overnight camping at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation Area.
The Oceano dunes are a popular destination for UTV’s, motorcycles and ATV’s. The group wants the courts to recognize the Coastal Commission’s lack of authority to close the area to motorized vehicles. The Oceano dunes have become a hot conversation over the last several years since the Coastal Commission announced plans to limit and eventually move to toward banning motorized recreation.
A court hearing has been scheduled for June 15th in the California Superior Court of San Luis Obispo.