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« on: November 08, 2012, 10:50:14 am »

                                                                                                                                       WOHVA Update November ‘12


Every month WOHVA provides our members and other motorized trail recreation advocates with this short synopsis of WOHVA’s efforts to proactively assure that environmentally responsible OHV recreational opportunities are expanded here the Badger State.
WOHVA participated in 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.  Visit the newly launched WORVPI web site at http://www.WORVPI.org.
The 3rd (and final) phase of WOHVA’s Business Plan regarding the creation and operation of the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. was received.  WOHVA members will recall reviewing the initial draft document (Phase I) at the WOHVA Workshops in spring.  The document was researched and authored by the Creative Enterprise Center at Ripon College.  As with the previous two documents (Phase I & Phase II), WOHVA will be presenting this final installment to the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. at their Monthly Directors Meeting on November 21st.
WOHVA hosted our Fall Trails Information Meeting in New London, Wisconsin.  This FREE Trail Information Meeting was your first of numerous opportunities to become active in the WOHVA/Jeep Jamboree USA Trail Guide Program.  Those in attendance became informed as to the state of motorized trails and WOHVA projects here in the Badger State.  Participants also had the opportunity to learn what WOHVA has planned for next year (and the future).
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.
Comments on the Environmental Assessment for the Eastern Off-Highway Vehicle Connector Project in the Ottawa National Forest were submitted by WOHVA.  If you do or your club does any motorized trail riding in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you need to be commenting on this and other issues affecting access to your public lands.  WOHVA Individual Members can find WOHVA’s comments in our “Members Only” Forums.

WOHVA participated in 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.  Visit the newly launched WORVPI web site at http://www.WORVPI.org.
In conjunction with the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. (WORVPI), WOHVA is working with North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) on an extensive Feasibility Study to direct establishing a 10,000 acre Badger State Motorized Recreation Area (MRA).  Last month a special project team from WORVPI met weekly  with their consultants drafting the Forest County Motorized Recreation Area Feasibility Study. This is a six part study.  Delivery of the finished study is expected in November.  WOHVA is excited to be on the forefront, representing Badger State motorized trail riding enthusiasts, on this and other advocacy projects.
A written update on the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, The Pipeline (FR #55552 in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest), OHM & 4WD Sticker Legislation and the Lake States Resource Alliance was delivered to the Midwest Four Wheel Drive Association & Wisconsin Four Wheel Drive Association.  The WOHVA Update was requested by the two organizations to enhance their ability to educate and inform attendees at the October meetings.  WOHVA Members (and other motorized recreation enthusiasts) were able to receive the information WOHVA provided at WOHVA Fall Trails Information Meeting (held in New London, see the report above).  Information is also regularly published in Badger Tracks (the WOHVA Newsletter) and on the WOHVA Web Site (www.WOHVA.com).
 
WOHVA delivered the Final Draft of both Phase I (Market Research Report) and Phase II (Feasibility Report) from the Creative Enterprise Center at Ripon College to the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc.  The WORVPI Board of Directors is currently reviewing these documents.  WORVPI is also currently reviewing Section 1 of an extensive Feasibility Study being conducted by the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.  Section 1 reports on background information pertaining to the WORVPI Off-Road Park Project.  Pending a determination by WORVPI these documents may or may not be released to the public for review.  WOHVA will keep our members informed immediately after a WORVPI decision is made.
WOHVA attended the Lake States Resource Alliance (LSRA) Quarterly Directors Meeting at Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River, Wisconsin.  Two members of WOHVA (Alex Bub & John Schnorr) serve on the LSRA Board of Directors.  Participating in leadership roles (outside of WOHVA) serves as the perfect opportunity for WOHVA to network with land managers and other users of Wisconsin’s timber producing forests.  This is how future partnerships are built.  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).  Visit them on facebook & Twitter.  Also, be sure to visit the totally new LSRA Web Site (www.lakestatesresource.org).

Volunteers from WOHVA provided and served lunch to hundreds of participants at the Kettle Moraine Sport Riders Annual Field & Forest Dual Sport Ride.  This event is held in and around the West Bend area.  Field & Forest attracts single-track enthusiasts from across the Badger State to explore on and off-road riding adventures.

The Fall 2012 Issue of Badger Tracks was published last month.  Badger Tracks is the official newsletter of the Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association (WOHVA).  Published quarterly, Badger Tracks supplies motorized recreation enthusiasts with entertaining and educational offerings.  The current issue (as well as past issues) of Badger Tracks can be found by visiting the WOHVA Web Site at www.WOHVA.com and clicking on the “Badger Tracks” tab located on the top of the page.  WOHVA makes this publication available to both members and non-members of WOHVA.  You must be a registered user to the WOHVA Web Site to download Badger Tracks.

With other 4WD enthusiast groups from around the world, WOHVA participated in the United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) Fall 2012 Delegates Conference Call Meeting.  These meetings all held quarterly to provide an operational update on UFWDA and exchange thoughts and ideas of vital importance to these and all pro-motorized recreational access groups.
 

 “Remember, join and advocate (that’s) the two most important things that you can do!”    - Del Albright  (April ’09, WOHVA’s 5th Annual Wisconsin OHV Enthusiast Workshops)


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Michelle Tester, Promotions Chair
Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association(WOHVA)
P.O. Box 1865
Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1865
(715)490-5463
ceo@wohva,com
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