MIC, SVIA Launch OHV Route Designation Program
May 30, 2006
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The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) and the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) are providing resources to develop and conduct a series of workshops for U.S. Forest Service (USFS) personnel and OHV enthusiasts. The workshops are aimed at ensuring that the new OHV Route Designation Rule results in quality OHV trail systems that are adequate for demand, sustainable and fun.
The “Travel Management; Designated Routes and Areas for Motor Vehicle Use Rule” requires each National Forest or ranger district to designate those roads, trails, and areas that are open to motor vehicles. The implementation of the rule will be a massive undertaking that will require individual forests to carry out an extensive process of route identification, evaluation, designation and mapping.
MIC, SVIA and Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA) are partnering with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) to design the workshops, in collaboration with the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA). The workshops will be conducted by NOHVCC and held at selected locations throughout the country.
Workshop dates and locations have yet to be determined. NOHVCC anticipates that it will begin holding these workshops in the fall of 2006. Additional workshops will be held in 2007.
Interested enthusiasts can be notified of workshops and other access related information in their area by registering with Americans for Responsible Recreational Access at http://www.arra-access.com/arra/join.htm.