OFF ROAD VEHICLE AREA 3

ORVA 3 is one of three off road vehicle areas on Edwards AFB. ORV Area 3 (about 4,328 acres with 32 miles of trails), located just north and northwest of NASA/Armstrong, and primarily west of Rosamond Boulevard, is only used for non-motorized mountain biking and jogging. No motorized ORVs are permitted in ORV Area 3. ORV Areas are estricted to on-base users and those using the leased ORV area.

EAFBI 31-218, Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision, serves as the regulation for the three ORV areas. The Services Division is the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for oversight of the ORV use on base. All ORVs must be registered with the state and operated only within designated areas and trails in the ORV areas. The requirements for compliance with the ESA for these areas are described in the basewide Biological Opinion. Signs are placed at least every half mile along the boundary to delineate the ORV areas.  Regular patrols the area by Security Forces and Game Wardens of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife occur to ensure that riders remain within the boundaries and use existing trails. Edwards AFB requires all riders of motorized vehicles to carry proof of training and receive desert tortoise awareness training.