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									  American Sand Association

“IN THE DUNES”                                           UNITE, INFORM and MOBILIZE

                                                                                    Vol. II • Issue 4
                                                                                   November 2011

                                                         STATUS OF THE RECREATION AREA
                                                         MANAGEMENT PLAN (RAMP)
           MEETING HELD TO DISCUSS                       We continue to be in contact with the BLM regarding
                                                         the status of the RAMP and it seems that we’re still in a
IMPERIAL SAND DUNES RECREATION FEES                      holding pattern. The ASA is staying on top of this issue
Comments on Imperial Sand Dunes’ recreation fees         and will inform our membership as soon as more infor-
were recently heard at a public meeting held in          mation becomes available.
El Centro on November 3rd. The forum was part of the
regularly scheduled meeting of the Imperial Sand         For those of you who are new to the dunes, the BLM
Dunes Recreation Area Desert Advisory Council Sub        has prepared this RAMP to provide direction that will
Group and was held at the Bureau of Land Management      guide future management actions for BLM adminis-
(BLM) El Centro Field Office.                            tered lands within the Planning Area and to analyze
                                                         the environmental effects resulting from implementing
The comments are being requested by the Desert           the alternatives addressed in this document.
Advisory Council members in response to the
California Desert District (CDD) Manager’s request for
recommendations on the fee programs in effect
at the CDD recreation sites.                                            IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN...
The specific issues that the CDD manager                                TO BUY YOUR ISDRA PERMITS
has asked for DAC recommendations are
                                                                           You have 4 ways to buy:
detailed below.
• What's working and what needs                                            1. At the dunes for $120
  improvement for BLM's user fee polices in                                2. $92.95 Online at the ASA website:
  the CA Desert?
• What suggestions for ways that BLM can
  communicate and administer fees more                                     3. $92.95 by calling the ASA at:
  effectively?                                                                888-540-7263
• What feedback does the DAC have about
  current fee schedules and any proposed                                   4. Snail mail a $92.95 check and
  changes?                                                                    your info to the ASA:
                                                                              PO Box 1872
If you were not able to attend the meeting
and would still like to submit comments,                                      Canyon Country, CA 91386
please do so by November 23rd. These
comments should be directed to:                                             The above prices include shipping,
                                                                            handling, and insurance.
Dick Holliday
ISDRA DAC Subgroup Chairman                                                    $9 from every permit sold by                                                       the ASA goes to fund our fight
                                                                                 to Keep Our Dunes Open.
  Meeting on Recreation Fees        1
                                         The cooler weather can only mean one thing……it’s duning season! As
  Executive Director Message        2    we get our favorite toys out of storage, please keep safety-first in mind.
  What is the ASA?                  3    Often times, we get so excited when our tires hit the sand and it’s easy
  Dune Season Begins                4    to be careless and that’s when accidents happen.
  Getting Dirty on Wash Rd.         4
  Patrolling the Dunes              5    Please make sure you and your family or group know and abide by the
                                         rules and regulations of your riding area. Please take advantage of the
  Are You Certified?                6
                                         ATV Certification classes being offered free of charge to CA residents
  JRS Award Recipient               7
                                         which will help your children learn how to operate their OHV in a safe
  Business Spotlight                7    manner. More information on these classes can be found in this newsletter.
  Checkered Flag Program            8
  Vandals Spoil the Fun             9    Finally, remember to respect your environment and keep the dunes the
  Focus on Safety                  10    way you’d like to see them. If you see trash on the ground, please pick it
  Save the Date                    11    up. Encourage others to do the same and don’t forget to mark your
  Raffle Info                      12
                                         calendars for the MLK Weekend Dunes Cleanup being held on
                                         January 14, 2012.
  Promote Your Business            13
  Membership Info                  14    We really appreciate your support and wish you and your loved ones a
  Supporting Member Discounts      15    great season!
  AZ Off-Road Show                 16
  Keeping You Informed             17
  Imperial Sand Dunes at the
  SandSports Super Show!           17
  Help the ASA advocate on
  behalf of your business          18

                                         Nicole Nicholas Gilles
                                         Executive Director

   Executive Committee
   Rusty Massie…………...Chairman
   Bob Gagliano……….….Secretary
   Lloyd Misner…………....Treasurer
   Bob Mason……………..President

   Jim Bramham          Gary Jordan
   Jon Crowley          Scott Swenka
   Chuck Hattaway

   Executive Director
   Nicole Nicholas Gilles
   If you’d like to contact the board,
   please email:

   American Sand Association
   PO Box 1872
   Canyon Country, CA 91386-1872

   Phone: (888) 540-SAND

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   WHAT IS THE ASA?                                                       ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
   The ASA is the lead organization fighting to keep the Imperial         Only through the support of our members and business sponsors,
   Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) open to OHV use. We are a           has the American Sand Association been able to pursue various
   nonprofit California corporation under the IRS Tax Code 501(c)4.       activities. Here are some of the many achievements made by our
   The ASA has joined with the Off Road Business Association
   (ORBA), San Diego Off-Road Coalition (SDORC), American                 • The ASA contracted for an economic assessment that resulted in
   Motorcycle Association (AMA District 37) to fund EcoLogic                a portion of the proposed Pierson’s Milkvetch (PMV) critical
   Partners Inc., an OHV coalition that advocates on behalf of              habitat being excluded by the Secretary of the Interior due to
   recreationists on legal matters.                                         the economic impact on the local economy.
                                                                          • Petitioned the Department of Interior (DOI) to de-list the PMV.
   WHY SUPPORT THE ASA?                                                     Although we weren’t successful, we are researching other
   We are a dynamic, aggressive organization fighting hard to pro-          avenues to address the potential for delisting.
   tect your right to recreate on public lands!                           • Designed and implemented a public safety education program
                                                                            at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area.
   WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING:                                                • Produced Duner’s Survival Kits for distribution by local
   • 35,000 members strong allows us a prominent voice on                   businesses, at information meetings and by the BLM to
     ISDRA issues                                                           thousands of visitors at the dunes.
   • Connections and respect at high levels of the government and         • Started the Partners in Dune Safety program with the Bureau of
      in the business community                                             Land Management (BLM), and the Imperial County Sheriff’s
   • Dedicated, business-like leadership                                    Office (ICSO). Working together, we’ve enhanced public
   • Aggressive legal and biological strategy                               awareness of the rules and laws that apply to the Imperial Sand
   • Lobbying efforts in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C.               Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA). Well informed duners are more
   • Partners with the United Desert Gateway (UDG), United States           likely to follow the rules.
     Border Patrol, Bureau of Land Management, Imperial County            • The Washington, D.C. Director of the BLM presented the Four-C’s
     Sheriff Office, EcoLogic Partners, Inc. and American Desert            Award to the ASA for their leadership in conservation and
     Foundation.                                                            recreational safety programs throughout the ISDRA.
                                                                          • The ASA is a member of Tread Lightly! which advocates
   THE ASA FOCUSES ON SIX CORE COMPETENCIES:                                responsible off-highway motorized vehicle use.
   1. Education – We educate our membership by publishing four            • In order for the ASA to accomplish its goals, funds have been
      newsletters per year that are sent out to all members and eight       raised by conducting a raffle car program, business sponsor and
      “What’s New with the ASA” online newsletters sent out to all          supporting membership contributions, donations and ISDRA
      email subscription members annually.                                  permit sales.
   2. Safety – Starting with our “Checkered Flag” program and
      expanding to safety billboards, the “Safety Bug” program and        OBJECTIVE / MISSION STATEMENT:
      our “Dune Smart” safety book, the ASA has helped ISDRA              The ASA’s primary objective is to “UNITE, INFORM and
      visitors become familiar with the rules and information needed      MOBILIZE” the sand duning community to protect their right to
      for a safe duning experience coupled with responsible use of        ride!
      public lands.                                                       We accomplish our mission through the use of volunteers and
   3. Membership - The ASA strives to increase membership in order        staff to protect the right to recreate on public lands. We believe in
      to have a strong voice for the duning community.                    responsible, environmentally balanced management for all public
                                                                          lands. The ASA cooperates with national, regional and local sand
   4. Legislation- In the past, the ASA has filed lawsuits against the    sport associations.
      Bureau of Land Management and Fish and Wildlife Service on
      legal actions that could have closed the dunes. We continue         WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF ASA’s FINANCES?
      to stand poised to oppose any legal actions brought by any          Our funds come from annual membership dues from our
      anti-access group.                                                  Supporting Members as well as from our Business Sponsors.
                                                                          Many of our business supporters also assist the ASA by providing
   5. Communication - The ASA attempts to keep the lines of
                                                                          or donating copying services, printing services or through the
      communication open between the managers of the recreation
                                                                          donation of equipment and sand toys for fundraising raffles.
      area and the visitors. We do this via newsletters, monthly emails
                                                                          Lastly, the ASA markets a line of merchandise such as shirts, hats,
      to our members, informational meetings and participation at
                                                                          calendars, flags, signs and banners. These funds are primarily used
      events where recreational visitors can learn more about the
                                                                          to support our ongoing legal efforts, biological and technical
      issues affecting the recreational use of their public land.
                                                                          studies, public awareness and outreach campaigns.
   6. Fundraising – Funds are raised to help further the mission of
      the ASA.

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   A new season began in September for the El Centro Field Office.
   Whether you are a snowbird longing for the temperate climate
   the desert offers, or a duner pining for the sand hills, the El Centro
   Field Office has something for you.
   Every year, thousands of visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty
   and recreational opportunities offered at BLM’s Long Term Visitor
   Areas (LTVA), where visitors may camp for as long as seven
   months. The Hot Springs, Pilot Knob and Tamarisk LTVAs opened
   for winter visitors on September 15. Visitors wishing to stay in an
   LTVA for the entire season (through April 15) are required to
   purchase a long term permit for $180. Visitors may also opt for
   any number of short term (two week) permits for $40. Permits
   may be purchased on site or at the El Centro Field Office.
   The Imperial Sand Dunes launched the new season when its
   ranger stations opened on September 30. Both the Cahuilla and            OHV enthusiasts dwarfed
                                                                                                      by the Imperial Sand Dun
                                                                                                                              es. Photo: BLM/Jim Shepar
   Buttercup Ranger Stations (north and south dunes, respectively)                                                                                     d.
   will staff park rangers available to provide both information and
   emergency medical services to dunes’ visitors. Fee permits may           When recreating on public lands, please remember that safety is
   be purchased at the ranger stations at the on-site price of $120         your first priority. For more information on LTVA camping or the
   for a season, and $40 for a weekly. Visitors can save money by           Imperial Sand Dunes, please visit or
   purchasing fee permits off-site or on-line at $90 for a season,          call 760.337.4400.
   and $25 for a weekly.

   Heavy seasonal wear and tear along the road leading into Wash 1 at the Imperial Sand Dunes required
   some serious TLC. A desire by both Imperial County and the BLM-El Centro Field Office to reclaim the desert
   of old tailing piles left behind following the construction of Hwy 78 in the 1960’s prompted its use to
   resurface this section of the road. Using this “left-over” material significantly reduced
   the time, effort and money it otherwise would have cost to haul in dirt to fix
   the road. These logistics aside, fewer plants and wildlife were dis-
   turbed by this use, and views to the scenic desert were restored.
   The small section of the road where the material was applied will
   be used to test the viability of it over the long term and through
   its heaviest use. If the road holds up in this area, remaining
   material will be used in future repairs.

   To prepare for the opening of the 2011/2012 season
   on Friday, September 30th, maintenance crews also
   graded the road from Wash 3 to Wash 15.

                                                                                                                                                                Articles and Photography courtesy of the BLM

    Maintenance crew from El Centro Field
    Office work on preparing Wash Road for
    the season opener on Friday, Sept.
    30th. Material left behind from the
    construction of Hwy 78 in the 1960’s
    was used to cap the road.

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   ARE YOU CERTIFIED?!                                                      California will pay for your class if the student is under 16 years of
                                                                            age and a California resident. If you are not eligible for free train-
   DATES SET FOR ATV SAFETY CERTIFICATION CLASSES                           ing, you may take the ATV RiderCourse for a small fee. Minimum
   The American Desert Foundation is once again offering ATV Safety         age of students is 6 years old. The classes fill up quickly so we rec-
   certification classes at Glamis and Gordon's Well. The Glamis            ommend preregistering on line or by phone.
   training site is located in the vendor area next to the Glamis Beach     Arizona residents are also required to either have an ATV training
   Store and the Gordon’s Well / Buttercup training site is located at      certificate from their state of residence or a California training cer-
   Duner’s Diner.                                                           tificate when riding in California.
   Completion of this class meets the State of California's require-        What should you bring to the class? You must wear the proper rid-
   ment that all riders under the age of 18 must be certified or be         ing gear at all times during training. This includes the following:
   under the direct supervision of a certified adult. The 4 hour class is   • DOT-compliant motorcycle helmet
   provided by the ATV Safety Institute and you can preregister on          • Goggles or face shield
   line at or by calling the toll free number 800-        • Over-the-ankle boots
   877-2887                                                                 • ATV or motorcycle gloves
   Class dates are as follows:                                              • Long pants
   November 11-13 2011 (Veterans Day Weekend)                               • Long sleeve shirt or jacket
   November 25-27 2011 (Thanksgiving)                                       The rider must take the class on a quad sized according to the
   December 31 2011 (New Year)                                              manufacture’s recommendations. If the proper sized quad is not
   January 1 2012 (New Year)                                                available to you, arrangements may be made to have one avail-
   January 14-15 2012 (Martin Luther King Weekend)                          able at the training site. Call 800-887-2887 for details.
   February 18-19 2012 (Presidents Weekend)                                 All you have to do is dune over to your class site with your family,
   March 3-4 2012                                                           enjoy the class together and have a great weekend knowing that
   All classes start at 9AM sharp!                                          you have the proper training and certification to ride. Both sites
   How much does it cost? Maybe nothing if you recently purchased           have food vendors nearby for an after class lunch or snack and
   a new ATV. Call ATV Enrollment Express toll-free at 1-800-887-2887       there are vendors for shopping or supplies as well. Be safe in the
   to find out if you are eligible for free training. The State of          dunes and have fun!

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    The ASA was pleased to recognize Doug Adair as this year’s Jerry R. Seaver (JRS) Award recipient.
    Nominated by his pears, Doug has provided a significant volunteer service in preparing the graphic
    art for many ASA projects throughout the year.

    The JRS Award is presented each year to an ASA volunteer who has demonstrated an
    extraordinary individual commitment to the goals and objectives of the ASA.

    The Jerry R. Seaver Volunteer Recognition Award is named in honor of Jerry Seaver, one of the three founders of
    the American Sand Association and a current member of the Advisory Committee.

                                                                                           ASA BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
                                                                                           The ASA is happy to recognize Freedom Rentals as this
                                                                                           newsletter’s featured business. Owned and operated by
                                                                                           Michael and Kimmy Huffman, Freedom Rentals is located
                                                                                           on vendor row in Glamis and offers a variety of quads to
                                                                                           suit your rental needs.

                                                                                           Freedom Rentals is proud to be a part of the ASA raffle program
                                                                                           and will be displaying our raffle vehicles throughout the season.
                                                                                           Please stop by and say hi to the crew and pick up a raffle ticket
                                                                                           to support the ASA. Freedom Rentals – Phone: (951) 805-1652 /

    Pacific Customs Unlimited has been serving the sand buggy
    and off-road industry since 1997 from their Corona California
    showroom and warehouse. They offer a wide range of products
    such as Douglas Wheels, Xtreme paddle tires, Howe Power
    Steering, FK heims and uni balls, Kennedy clutches and engine
    adapters, Fox and King shocks, Tatum, Jamar, and Pro-Am disc
    brake kits, plus a full line of EMPI accessories.

    They are actively involved as sand buggy enthusiast to offer
    their clientele first-hand information about their projects and
    vehicle requirements.
     You can contact Pacific Customs Unlimited at (951) 738-8380 orvisit their showroom at 1660 Commerce St. Corona, CA
                                                                                                                                                                Photo: Neal Rideout Photography

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   Camp Flag and Brown ASA Hat only $15.00
   (a $5.00 savings!)
   Show your support while out at the dunes and display
   this flag proudly. The ASA Camp Flag measures a big 3
   feet wide by 2 feet tall.
   Brushed cotton Kahki with black bill embroidered hat
   with ASA logo on front and website address on the back.
   Proceeds from our store sales go into our general fund
   to help Keep Our Dunes Open!

   To purchase go to:

   ORANGEWOOD RV SPONSORS                                             With a membership of almost 40,000 members, it’s a great way
                                                                      to get your name in front of a dedicated duning audience. We
   CHECKERED FLAG PROGRAM –                                           are certain that we can come up with a program that fits your
   FLY IT AND DUNE BY IT!                                             business needs and helps get our message out to the duning
                                                                      community. Please contact our Executive Director Nicole Gilles
   By Scott Swenka, ASA Board Member                                  at for more information. We thank all of our
   The ASA is pleased to partner with Orangewood RV with our          business sponsors for their support!
   Checkered Flag Program. Because of a contribution from
   Orangewood RV, we were able to redesign the pledge cards           We encourage everyone to proudly fly a Checkered Flag on their
   to include a special area in the back where you can include        OHV. The Checkered Flag is part of the ASA’s Public Safety &
   information about your camp.                                       Education program and is an important component in promoting
                                                                      public safety and law enforcement. Checkered Flags help make
   This is one example of the many partnerships we have with our
                                                                      duners more conscious of their own responsibilities while
   business sponsors. The ASA is always looking for ways to get our
                                                                      recreating on public lands.
   message out and would love to partner with other businesses on
   similar projects.

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   VANDALS SPOIL THE FUN…AGAIN.                                         distance, try to obtain vehicle and license plate information and
                                                                        descriptions of persons involved. Never try to stop the offenders.
   Law Enforcement Rangers from the El Centro Field Office discovered   Visitors who discover vandalism after the fact should report it to
   graffiti damage to the large welcome sign at Superstition            the El Centro Field Office at 760-337-4400.
   Mountain OHV Open Area. The heavily spray-painted signs
   and stone foundation were discovered during a routine
   patrol. Nearby road signs were also defaced.

   The large truncated sign is one of many that identify
   public lands within the resource area. Superstition
   Mountain is a popular OHV recreation area located
   west of El Centro, featuring 13,000 acres of mixed
   terrain. With the off-roading season gearing up the sign
   will need some extensive repair, if not replacement.
   Outdoor Recreation Planner Dallas Meeks hopes the
   signs can be fixed, “Replacing these signs will cost
   thousands of dollars. It’s an eyesore and a sad
   beginning to a new season.”

   Visitors witnessing vandalism in progress are encour-
   aged to call 911 and report it. If possible, and from a safe

                                                                                                  Article and Photography courtesy of the BLM

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   Arizona Off-Road & Recreation Show
   November 17-20, 2011
   Thurs. 2pm-9pm • Friday 2pm-9pm
   Saturday 11am-9pm • Sunday 11am -6pm
   Arizona Exposition and State Fairgrounds
   1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007
   Visit for more info.

   15th Annual ISDRA Martin Luther King
   Weekend Dunes Cleanup
   January 14, 2012
   Registration: 8:00 a.m. / Lunch-Prize Giveaway 11:30 a.m.
   Visit for event details
   and registration locations

   Roughneck Rendezvous III: Colorful Characters of Ocotillo Wells SVRA
   January 28-29, 2012
   An Off-Highway Geocaching Adventure - The weekend begins with registration at 7am on Saturday January 28th where you will receive
   your cache coordinates and other event goodies, and then you are on your way! When you are out in the park you are free to pursue any
   number of the 100+ loggable caches that have been placed in the park strictly for this event.
   For more information feel free to call 760-767-5772 or join our email list by sending your request to

   For up to date event information, please visit our online calendar and our Facebook page.

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   How would you like to have your business name in front of over 40,000 people? Advertising in the ASA quarterly newsletter
   allows you to do just that. Reach a guaranteed audience of off-road enthusiasts at affordable rates.

   Your advertisement in the pages of the ASA newsletter helps to cover our costs for printing and distributing the newsletter four times
   per year; two of which are printed and all four are available online and emailed to our membership.

   There are five options available for you to choose from:
   Ad Size                1 Issue                 4 Issues                             SAVE 25% OR MORE
   Full Page              $400                    $1400                                WITH 4 ISSUE OPTION
   3/4 Page               $300                    $1100
   1/2 Page               $200                    $700
   1/4 Page               $150                    $500
   Business Card          $75                     $225

   We also offer an opportunity for businesses to advertise on the ASA website.
   There are four options for you to choose from:

   Package #1
   Home page rotation ad, 120 x 60 size, clickable button to a website of your choice.
   6 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $250.00
   12 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $400.00

   Package #2
   Side Bar Static Banner Ad, 200 x 100 size, clickable button to a website of your choice.
   6 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $300.00
   12 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $500.00

   Package #3
   Lower Home Page Static Banner Ad, 500 x 100, clickable banner to website of your
   6 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $400.00
   12 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $700.00

   Package #4
   Premium Flash Based Ad on ASA Homepage. 450 x 375 ad size. Not clickable or linkable.
   6 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $550.00
   12 Month Pre-Pay (from the time of contract signing) $1000.00

   Advertiser is responsible for providing production ready ad material. We reserve the right to reject any material that we deem
   inappropriate. Gold and Platinum sponsors receive an additional discount.

   For more info please contact us (888)540-SAND or

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                                                             MEMBERSHIP THANKS!
                                                             The American Sand Association would like to thank the following people
                                                             who have either joined, renewed or became supporting members of our
                                                             organization since the publication of our last newsletter. Your support is
                                                             helping us protect your right to recreate on public lands.

     Nick Accettura              Thad Dirksen                    Linda Jensen          David Mullins             Doug Statler
     Howard M. Ault              Jim Donley                      Mike Johnson          William Murphy            Kevin Stevenson
     John Austin                 Kenneth Dooley                  Jeff Jones            Brian Myers               Kevin Strong
     Larry Aveling               Ron Dowda                       Kerry Kading          Mike Nelson               Barry Sulkin
     Frank Avila                 Stanley Dyhu                    Kenny Kalian          Bill Nibeel               Daniel Summers
     Jerry Bales                 Howard Ebel                     Todd Kausrud          Gerald Niederhaus         Bill Szymanski
     Vincent M. Barbarino        Steve Eckert                    David Kayl            Manny Norman              Michelle Tarrant
     Rick Beck                   James Ellis                     Allen Kenworthy       Jim O'Malley              Ronald Tesarski
     Michael Beel                Bruce Ellis                     Michael Kilpatrick    Harry Pfaffmann           Steve Tharp
     Rob Beggs                   Paul Ellwood                    Robert Kilpatrick     Richard Pincombe          Tom Thompson
     Mark Belshe                 Herb Engel                      Paul Klopp            Matt Plummer              Mike Thompson
     Tim Bender                  Scott Erickson                  Paul Koon             Stephen Poe               Daniel Thompson
     Fred Bennett                Dennis Felger                   Seppo Kotajarvi       Earl Potts                Robert Thompson
     Ed Black                    Walter Fisher                   Rollin Lanpher        Bob Pring                 Gary Tolle
     Dan Blaeser                 Gary Fluharty                   Edward Lauer          Michael Radel             Ken Tondreau
     Doug Blanchard              Erika Fly                       Lisa Lavallee         Jason Ramsey              Robert Tousley
     Mark Blindauer              David Fortuna                   Stan Leach            John Reans                Micah Turvey
     John Bosley                 Bruce Friedman                  Steve Lee             Michael Reber             Elliott Sr. Valdez
     Chris Bostie                James Friesen                   John Lewis            Mike Reiche               Christopher Valenta
     Bob Brant                   Emeterio Fuentes                Peter Lomakin         Kevin Robinson            Richard Van Ginkel
     Rick Brown                  John Gagel                      Larry Long            Kevin Rogers              Richard Van Ginkel III
     Peter Buell                 Glenn Garrison                  Patrick Lorenz        Steve Rosenbloom          Dennis Vedra
     Rex Bullock                 Jose Gastelum                   Jim Lumia             John Rundell              Chuck Wagner
     Judy Bullock                Mike Gertsen                    Edward Luna           Stan Sandgren             Robert Wakefield
     Buddy Burton                Kim Gess                        David Lydick          Carl Sbarounis            Mark Wallace
     Ed Cahill                   Terry Gess                      Dan Mahanke           Nick Schnabel             Dennis Wallace
     Troy Calhoun                William Glasby                  Marc Marks            Colby Schwartz            Joseph Ward
     Ereilio M. Cardoso          William Goetseh                 Steve Marshall        Chris Sedillo             Mark Watkins
     Steve Carlson               Jon Gregory                     Kent McDaniel         Lonnie Shadden            David Wenidzandt
     Mike Carnakis               Kerry Griggs                    Dianne McGee          Michael W. Sharp          Rick Wheeler
     Robert Ciarloni             Paul Grossberg                  Steve McGovern        Allen Sheppard            Doug White
     Jim Clark                   Alex Groza                      Emerson McLaughlin    Bob Sherwood              Reid Wicker
     Jonathon Cleland            Terry Haines                    David Melchionne      Steven Shimon             Chuck Willis
     Rodney Clemens              Daniel Haselton                 Glenn Miller          Ronald Siewert            Matt Willoughby
     Stewart Cottis              Damon Haugen                    Robert Mitchell       Chris Simmons             Buddy Wilson
     Dennis Dahlin               Dirk Herzog                     Lynna Monell          Phil Skeen                Douglas Winebarger
     Paul De Medeiros            Steve Hewitt                    Rick Moore            Monte Skidmore            David Wisniewski
     Rick Decker                 Donald Hickle                   Timothy Moore         Oscar Soltero             Matthew Wolde
     Marco Del Toro              Michael Hisel                   Colin Morgan          Dante Sorrenti            Eric Wood
     Heron DeSantiago            Steve Hutchins                  Holly Morris          Donald Southard           Jim Woods
     Michael Deveny              Janet Janka                     Glenn Morris          Bob Spradlin              Ronald Wren
     Dan DeVoy                   Bob Jenkins                     Philip Mullaly        Jon Sprenger
                                                                                                           Visit the ASA’s website for mo
                                                                                                            information or to join todayre
   MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVELEDGES                                                                                                         :
   • Receive a special “Supporting Member” discount with REACH for Life.
   • Just for upgrading your ASA “General Membership” or renewing your “Supporting Membership”
     you automatically receive a $25.00 gift card to Rocky Mountain ATV/MC.
   • You will receive a membership card good for discounts at our participating “Premium” sponsor businesses.
   • With your membership kit, you’ll also receive a “Supporting ASA Member” license plate frame and ASA sticker.
   • Be a part of an organization that is over 40,000 members strong and allows you a prominent voice on
    Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area issues.
   • Help to fight for your right to recreate on public lands!

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   In addition to all of our businesses that help support your right to recreate on
   public land, following is a list of our Premium Sponsors who have chosen to
   give you, as an ASA Supporting member, an additional discount.

   10 WEST MOTORSPORTS INDIO CA 760 353-2110 Up to $1500.00 Off Vehicle Purchases Plus up to 20% Off Parts and Repair
   ACE AIR COOLED ENGINEERING SALT LAKE CITY UT 801 943-1234 10% Off All In Stock Items and Some Special Orders
   AL'S RV SERVICE & SUPPLY YUMA AZ 928 342-5816 10% Retail Parts, Free 800 Page RV Accessory Catalog
   AL'S RV SERVICE & SUPPLY GLENDALE AZ 602 938-4990 10% Retail Parts, Free 800 Page RV Accessory Catalog
   B&R BUGGIES OCEANSIDE CA 760 722-1266 10% Discount Off Parts and Labor
   BEAUMONT POWERSPORTS BEAUMONT CA 951 845-4882 Up to $1500.00 Off Vehicle Purchases Plus up to 20% Off Parts and Repairs
   BILL & STEVE'S FOREIGN CAR PARTS DOWNEY CA 562 923-3251 10% Discount on Parts
   BRAWLEY INN BRAWLEY CA 760 344-1199 10% Off Regular Price
   BRM OFFROAD GRAPHICS FOUNTAIN HILLS AZ 602 421-0880 15% Off First Purchase for ASA Supporting Members
   CONSULT-A-TECH TEMECULA CA 951 693-1074 10% Off All Parts and Labor to ASA Supporting Members
   CSIDENTITY CORP AUSTIN TX 512 646-2418 Discount On ID Protector
   DJ SAFETY INC LOS ANGELES CA 323 221-0000 12 to 20% Discount off Selected Merchandise
   DON'S BUS BOX PEORIA AZ 602 670-0192 Priority Service for All ASA Supporting Members
   DUNCAN RACING INTERNATIONAL SANTEE CA 619 258-6306 10% Off Any Item Purchased Direct from Duncan Racing. *1 Special Per Order Only
   ELECTRO TECH POWDER COATINGS INC SAN MARCOS CA 760 746-0292 Show your ASA ID Card and Receive $10 Off your Order
   EMERY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SAN DIEGO CA 619 464-5348 15% Off On Title 24 Energy Calculations
   F WORD INDUSTRIES HUNTINGTON BEACH CA 714 350-1133 Online 10% Discount: Type Code ASA. Off Road Shows Show Your Card
   F&L RACING FUEL LONG BEACH CA 562 432-3946 $0.50 Discount ($0.25 to the paying customer and $0.25 to the ASA)
   FREEDOM RENTALS BRAWLEY CA 951 8051652 10% discount for all ASA Supporting members on rentals with prior reservations
   GOLF TOURNAMENTS, INC. Phoenix AZ 602 233-3685 10% off on Golf Car Rental
   HIGH FLY FAB FRESNO CA 559 285-8466 2% Off All Fabrication Work
   HT PRODUCTS PHOENIX AZ 623 329-6767 10% Off of Retail Sales on All Products
   IMPERIAL VALLEY CYCLE CENTER EL CENTRO CA 760 353-2110 Up to $1500.00 Off Vehicle Purchases Plus up to 20% Off Parts and Repairs
   IRONWOOD RV STORAGE & FIREWOOD CERRITOS CA 562 924-7870 10% Discount on Firewood
   JOHN POTOCKI ARCHITECT SAN DIEGO CA 619 464-7904 Hourly Fee Discount
   LAZER STAR BILLET LIGHTS PASO ROBLES CA 800 624-6234 10% Off Walk-in Orders or FREE Ground Shipping
   LITTLE DEALER LITTLE PRICES PHOENIX AZ 623 889-3900 10% Discount in Parts and Service Departments, New and Used RVs Discount varies by model-show card
   MENDEOLA TRANSAXLES SAN DIEGO CA 619 710-8800 10% Discount on Magnaflux
   MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Lancaster CA 661 886-6578 5% Discount on All Products with Proof of Membership
   MOUNTAIN MOTOR SPORTS ONTARIO CA 909 988-8988 10% Off Parts and Accessories and Labor
   OMF PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS RIVERSIDE CA 951 354-8272 10% Off All Retail Purchases
   ORANGEWOOD RV CENTER SURPRISE AZ 623 974-3000 10% Off All Service Labor, 10% Off All Parts (no conjunction with other specials, coupons or promo items)
   PACIFIC COAST COPPER REPIPE, INC. ANAHEIM CA 800 870-2024 $250 Discount Off Any Complete Re-pipe
   PACIFIC CUSTOMS UNLIMITED INC CORONA CA 951 738-8380 10% discount with presentation of ASA supporting member card. No other discounts apply
   RACE401 OCEANSIDE CA 760 801-2527 5% Off to Supporting Members
   REACH AIR MEDICAL SERVICES SANTA ROSA CA 877 644-4045 Discount on a REACH for Life Membership
   ROCKY MOUNTAIN ATV/MC PAYSON UT 800 336-5437 Supporting Members will Receive a $25 Gift Card in their Supporting Member Packets
   RV SUPERSTORAGE CHANDLER AZ 602 790-8249 15% Off the First 6 Months Rental
   SCOTTSDALE WEED CONTROL & FERTILIZATION SCOTTSDALE AZ 480 941-9471 10% Off Olive Trees and Weed Control                              For a complete list of
   SOLID GROUND OFFROAD PHOENIX AZ 623 203-6948 10% Off Labor
                                                                                                                                      ASA Business Sponsors
   ST CLAIR INSURANCE CORONA CA 951 736-6710 All ASA Supporting Members Receive a 5% Discount
   TOY BOX COVERS.COM CHATSWORTH CA 888 214-8928 20% Off Custom Covers
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   UNITED DISTRIBUTING PHOENIX AZ 602 353-1300 50% off Retail for selected products                      
   WARNER TRUCK RENTAL OCEANSIDE CA 760 757-1908 10% Discount on Rentals
   WEBBS RV SUPPLY LAKESIDE CA 619 443-5073 10% off Parts & Supplies (excl. sale items and propane)

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  GET YOUR 2012 CALENDAR                            IMPERIAL SAND DUNES AT THE
  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST                               SAND SPORTS SUPER SHOW!
                                                    For the 13th straight year, staff from the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area
                                                    participated in the Sand Sports Super Show at the Orange County Fair and Event
                                                    Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The 3 day event, which typically draws tens of thousands
                                                    of off-road enthusiasts, wrapped up on Sunday, September 18, 2011.
                                                     BLM employees staffing the booth handed out over a thousand Frisbees sporting
                                                    OHV safety messages, hundreds of kid-friendly Take it Outside! Family Activity card
                                                    sets, and the newly reprinted dunes map. Staff was on hand to answer questions
                                                    about the dunes, and remind visitors of the upcoming ATV Safety Certification
                                                    training offered free to CA residents age 6-17 throughout the season.
                                                    A Polaris Razor (UTV) used by Law Enforcement Officers to patrol the dunes was
                                                    brought for display. This pre-season visit to the show allowed scores of youngsters
                                                    the opportunity to climb in the vehicle and flip on the emergency response lights,
  Next year’s ASA calendar is now available         red and blue lights brightly flashing. Delighted parents snapped countless photos.
  for purchase through our online store for
  only $7.00. Quantities are limited, so pur-       The dunes’ annual season
  chase your calendar today!                        fee permit was available
                                                    for purchase at the BLM
  We would like to thank all of the businesses      booth and the booths
  who help contribute towards the printing of       of many partner
  this calendar. Without their help, this project   organizations also in
  would not be possible.                            attendance. This gives
                                                    visitors a chance to
  Visit for details.
                                                    purchase their fee
                                                    permits and prepare for
  KEEPING YOU INFORMED                              the upcoming season.
  The BLM recently reported at the Desert           Park Ranger Michelle Puckett
                                                    hands a safety-themed Frisbee
  Advisory Council ISDRA SubGroup meeting           to a young rider.
  the following visitation statistics for           Article and Photography
  Halloween weekend.                                courtesy of the BLM

  Rescue Statistics
  51 - Emergency calls
  54 - Assisted patients
                                                    ENTER TO WIN!
  30 - Self-transports                              Come check out the ASA’s Polaris RZR XP900 which will be on display at various
  6 - Transports by air                             times throughout the season at Cycle Part West located at 12825 Beach Blvd in
  18 -Transports by ground                          Stanton, CA. Stop by and purchase your chance to win!
                                                    Thank you Cycle Parts
  Law Enforcement Statistics
                                                    West for supporting
  443 - Citations
                                                    the ASA!
  17 - Arrests
  11 - DUIs
  82 - Drug and alcohol related contacts
  4 - Camp evictions
  62 - K9 deployments which led to 59
        positive outcomes for

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   The American Sand Association depends on the business community to validate and support the important issues that
   affect the Imperial Sand Dunes. The ASA has grown bigger and faster than anyone could imagine and is now the largest,
   grass-roots organization leading the fight to preserve and protect the public’s access at the Imperial Sand Dunes.

   The ASA offers different levels of business sponsorship. While your
   sponsorship is always appreciated, weencourage you to give as much
   as you're comfortable with. Be it in merchandise, by volunteering or
   even an additional donation. All donations are always put to good
   use in Keeping Our Dunes Open!

   All levels will receive an ASA Business Sponsor Kit. The kit includes
   4 signs; (1) large 11”x17” window sign, (2) 4”x6” register or sales
   counter signs with adhesive tabs and (1) 3”x6” sign for your parts
   display case.You may also sign up your business online at the
   ASA website:

   BRONZE ($50.00)
   • Business Name, City, State and Phone Number listed on sponsor page.

   SILVER ($250.00)
   • Business Name, City, State and Phone Number listed on sponsor page.
   • Business Name will be a hyperlink to its own ASA webpage.
   • Page will include contact information, email link, your website link,
     100 characters of information maximum. A logo picture 240 X 240 max.

   GOLD ($500.00)
   • Business Name, City, State and Phone Number listed on sponsor page.
   • Business Name will be a hyperlink to its own ASA webpage.
   • Page will include contact information, email link, your website link,
     250 characters of information maximum. A logo picture 240 X 240 max.
   • Plus receive a 10% discount on ASA & GlamisOnline website advertising.

   PLATINUM ($1000.00)
   • Business Name, City, State and Phone Number listed on sponsor page.
   • Business Name will be a hyperlink to its own ASA webpage.
   • Page will include contact information, email link, your website link,
     500 characters of information maximum. A logo picture 240 X 240 max.
   • Plus receive a 20% discount on ASA & GlamisOnline website advertising.
   • Annual ASA Sponsor Plaque.

   PREMIUM (FREE with all levels)
   • Offer any Discount to our paid Supporting Membership. (your choice)
   • Places your business on our Premium Sponsor webpage and in our quarterly newsletters.
   • Your discount and contact information is sent to each new Supporting Member.
   • Good for All sponsor levels, NO additional costs!

   All Sponsorships are renewed annually.

   For more information contact or call (888) 540-7263.

         The          ASA... Keeping Our Dunes Open!
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