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NOHVCC Route Designation Workshop Scheduled for October

September 11, 2008 6:00 AM

BLUERIBBON COALITION ACTION ALERT!

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

Attention recreationists!

Jack Terrell from the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) just emailed us their news release on the Route Designation Workshop For Land Managers, OHV Enthusiasts and Other Stakeholders, scheduled for early October 2008, in Chadron, NE. The dates, times and place are posted below, so mark your calendar and plan to attend. 

Don't forget, the purpose of this workshop is to assist the Forest Service and other stakeholders in effective implementation of the USFS Travel Management Rule in the National Forests and Grasslands in their state.

For more information on how this process can affect you, check out NOHVCC's website: www.nohvcc.orgor contact Jack Terrell at (863) 984-9294 or by email to jackt@nohvcc.org.

IF YOU RECREATE ON PUBLIC LANDS IN THESE AREAS, PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND!

Thanks in advance for your support,
Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

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For Immediate Release                                                                    CONTACT:  Jack Terrell
September 3, 2008                                                                              PHONE: 863-984-9294 
                                                                                                         EMAIL:  jackt@nohvcc.org

Route Designation Workshop
For Land Managers, OHV Enthusiasts and Other Stakeholders

October 4 - 5, 2008

Chadron State College
Student Center Ballroom, Building #22
1000 Main St
Chadron, NE 69337
(308) 432-6000
        - Saturday, October 4th, 8AM - 5PM
      - Sunday, October 5th, 8AM - 4PM

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in cooperation with the Nebraska and Samuel R. McKelvie National Forests, the Oglala National Grassland in Nebraska, and the Buffalo Gap National Grassland in South Dakota, is conducting a Motorized Route Designation Workshop 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 the National Forests and Grasslands listed above. 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 beverages and snacks will also be provided.
Registration is required on-line at:
https://conference.nohvcc.org/?EVENT&EVENTCODE=010193-49&PASSWORD=nohvcc&template=rdw2NE

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

The registration deadline is Friday, September 26, 2008. 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 Motel 6 (brand new and very nice) 755 Microtel Drive, Chadron, NE 69337.  Call for reservations at 308-432-3000.  Rooms are on a first come basis at the rate of $54.99 + tax for a single room. Ask for the NOHVCC room block. Deadline for this rate is September 20th. 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 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 workshop objectives are:

  • To develop an understanding of the FS Travel Management Rule
  • 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 help OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders become more active in route designation decisions
  • To improve the quality and the sustainability of trails, trail 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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