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Colorado National Forests OHV Route Designation Workshop

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in cooperation with the Gunnison and Pike San Isabel National Forests, is conducting a Motorized Route Designation Workshop in April, 2007, for agency personnel and other stakeholders. The purpose of this workshop is to assist the Forest Service and other stakeholders in effective implementation of the USFS Travel Management Rule in their State. While the sessions on Thursday and Friday are designed primarily for Forest Service personnel and the sessions on Saturday and Sunday are designed primarily for the public, the sessions are open to all who want to attend and there is no charge. Continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 AM each day. Lunch and breaks will also be provided.

USFS Personnel
  • Thursday, April 26, 8AM - 5PM
  • Friday, April 27, 8AM - 1PM
Public
  • Saturday, April 28, 8AM - 5PM
  • Sunday, April 29, 8AM - 3:30PM
Registration is required on-line at:
https://conference.nohvcc.org/?EVENT&EVENTCODE=010193-22&PASSWORD=4718&template=rdwCO

Or you may visit www.nohvcc.org and click on the "Forest Service OHV Route Designation Workshops and Database" link to register.

The registration deadline is April 20, 2007. For questions about registration contact Ann Vance at 888-458-0131 or e-mail avance@nohvcc.org.

NOHVCC has secured a limited number of rooms at the Holiday Inn, 1855 Aeroplaza Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80916, phone 716-380-8516. These rooms are on a first come basis at the government rate of $80.00 + tax per night, single or double. Ask for the NOHVCC room block. Deadline for this rate is April 5, 2007. After that date, call for price and availability.

This national workshop series is sponsored by the Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA), the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) and the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA). Coordination of the workshops is provided by the NOHVCC. Design of the workshop sessions was a collaborative effort by professional trail consultants, ARRA, MIC, SVIA, American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC), United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), and NOHVCC, with input from USFS trail managers.

The Agency Workshop objectives are:

To develop a better understanding of the needs and concerns of OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders in implementation of the USFS Travel Management Rule
To improve the quality and the sustainability of trails, trail systems and areas through the implementation process
To improve OHV enthusiast and other stakeholder input and support for the implementation process
To increase partnerships between the USFS, the OHV industry, OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders
To facilitate better communication between the USFS, OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders

OHV Enthusiasts and Other Stakeholders Workshop objectives are:

To develop an understanding of the FS Travel Management Rule
To help OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders become more active in route designation decisions
To help OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders understand how to improve the quality and sustainability of trails, trails systems and areas through the implementation process
To increase partnerships between the USFS, the OHV industry, OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders
To facilitate better communication between the USFS, OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council is a non-profit educational foundation.  For information regarding NOHVCC and its workshop programs visit its website at www.nohvcc.org.

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