WOHVA Update January, 2012.
Since our last update, WOHVA has been working diligently assuring that environmentally responsible OHV recreational opportunities are expanded here the Badger State. Just a few of meetings and brief high-lights are noted below:
The WOHVA Mole Lake Trail Coordinators Team met in Townsend, Wisconsin to officially close out the 2011 trail riding season on the Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Holdings in Mole Lake. The Team meets twice annually to assure compliance with the Forest Department at Mole Lake and facilitate trail planning. Trail maintenance was discussed along with specific trail closures. In 2012 WOHVA will be focusing on developing trails aimed at better providing a venue for wheelers with limited experience or training. WOHVA will also focus on addressing trails specifically designed to accommodate wider and longer vehicles.
WOHVA attended the regular monthly meeting for the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. (WORVPI). Regular updates on WORVPI (including meeting agenda & minutes) and all WOHVA special projects can be found in the “Projects” window located on the WOHVA Webpage. Project Updates are available to WOHVA Individual Members on-line and are provided quarterly to WOHVA Supporting Groups and clubs/organizations that have expressed interest by contacting WOHVA and offering their assistance in helping WOHVA expand OHV opportunities here in the Badger State.
WOHVA participated in the regular monthly meeting of the Lake States Resource Alliance (LSRA) Land Use & Legislation Committee (LULC). The committee recommends actions on legislation and land management issues affecting public land stakeholders in the lake states region (Michigan, Minnesota & Wisconsin) to the LSRA Board of Directors.
WOHVA’s Project Team assembled to put the finishing touches on two current projects (ROLUN & RAT). RAT is WOHVA’s Response & Assistance Team (a volunteer rescue program aligned with the Badger State Sheriff's Association to lend aid and assistance in emergency situations). ROLUN is WOHVA’s Responsible OHV and Land Use Necessities (which is a supporting OHV safety program to accompany WOHVA’s OHV sticker program legislation proposal). Additional information on both these projects will be available in the near future. Please watch the WOHVA website (http://www.WOHVA.com
) for additional updates.
The WOHVA Board of Directors held their regular bi-monthly meeting in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. WOHVA Individual Members can review the agenda, minutes, financial reports and other documents pertaining to all Board Meetings in the WOHVA Updates Forum located in the Forums Section of the WOHVA website.
WOHVA attended the Lake States Resource Alliance (LSRA) Quarterly Directors Meeting at Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Information (including the minutes) on this and all LSRA meetings can be found on the LSRA web site at http://www.lakestatesresource.org
The LSRA is a group of access advocates focusing on a multiple-use approach to industry and recreation in National Forests in and around the Lake States Area (Michigan, Minnesota & Wisconsin).
“Remember, join and advocate (that’s) the two most important things that you can do!”
Del Albright (April, 2009)