national OHV organizations met in Indianapolis on February 15 to discuss a variety
of land use issues affecting OHV recreation. The meeting was held in
conjunction with the 2009 Dealer Expo.
This Forum was the
fourth in a series of face-to-face meetings that began in January of 2008 to
coordinate efforts and share strategies to address the myriad access-related
issues facing the OHV community. This meeting focused on legislative
advocacy priorities for the new 111th Congress, including support for
Recreational Trails Program funding. Other topics included the on-going implementation of the
U.S. Forest Service Travel Management Rule and how we can continue to
positively influence the outcome as well maximize the benefits of funding
received by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management in the
Economic Stimulus package.
The organizations represented find it productive to
periodically discuss and explore areas where they share a common
interest. Recognizing that each organization has a separate mission in
representing its distinct membership, communicating with each other serves to
strengthen advocacy efforts on behalf of all types of OHV recreation.
organizations participating in this on-going coordination to promote access
for off-highway vehicle recreation across the U.S. include the American
Council of Snowmobile Associations, the American Motorcyclist Association,
Americans for Responsible Recreational Access, the BlueRibbon Coalition, the
Motorcycle Industry Council, the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation
Council, the Off-Road Business Association, the Recreational Off-Highway
Vehicle Association, the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, Tread
Lightly! and United Four Wheel Drive Associations.
WARNING: Much of the action depicted in this magazine is potentially dangerous. Virtually all of the riders seen in our photos are experienced experts or professionals. Do not attempt to duplicate any stunts that are beyond your own capabilities. Always wear the appropriate safety gear. Copyright 2008 Hi-Torque Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Console Login