WOHVA Update February ‘13
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. Check out what WOHVA was working on as we launched into a new year.
The Great Northern Trail Ride (GNTR) Marketing Team convened to do detailed planning for another successful event. 2013 marks our 6th Annual GNTR. Watch for updates on the improvements being implemented to further enhance this annual event.
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 continued to meet weekly with their consultants drafting the Forest County Motorized Recreation Area Feasibility Study. This is a six part study. Delivery of the completed study is expected in the very near future. WOHVA is excited to be on the forefront, representing Badger State motorized trail riding enthusiasts, on this and other advocacy projects.
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
WOHVA met with Capitol Staffers to review the DRAFT 4WD Sticker Program Legislation from the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. WOHVA’s Legislative Action Committee met and reviewed this DRAFT and this meeting served to facilitate submitting our thoughts and comments on the DRAFT. WOHVA anticipates the legislation to be introduced early in this legislative session.
WOHVA attended the Lake States Resource Alliance (LSRA) Quarterly Directors Meeting at Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Two WOHVA Board Members serve on the LSRA Board of Directors. Participating in leadership roles (outside of WOHVA) facilitates networking opportunities with land managers and other users of Wisconsin’s Forests. Involvement such as this sets stepping stones to future partnerships including land access opportunities.
“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)