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John Schnorr:
This is a major project being spear-headed by the Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association (WOHVA).  Read the recently published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel update below.

Forest County off-road-vehicle park proposed Article | Posted: March 24, 2013 By Rick Barrett

A park for off-road vehicles, with thousands of acres of trails for motorcycles and pickup trucks, has been proposed for Forest County as a national tourism destination. A park for off-road vehicles, with thousands of acres of trails for motorcycles and pickup trucks, has been proposed for Forest County as

Paul Hittie:
Great news, will be watching the progress anxiously

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John Schnorr:
The Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. (WORVPI) has scheduled their 2nd Annual Corporate Membership Meeting. The meeting will be held on Saturday, May 18th at the Potawatomi Carter Casino & Hotel. The meeting will begin at 11:00am.

 Members of WORVPI will be voting to elect six members to their Board of Directors. If you’re a WORVPI Member and interested in serving on their Board of Directors, please forward your resume’ (high lighting your professional, business development expertise and/or your experience as a motorized trail riding volunteer). Send your resume’ to This meeting is open to the public, but only WORVPI Members will be issued a ballot.

 In addition to the election of directors, WORVPI will be presenting an update on the state of the corporation and their progress in establishing Forest County as a nationally recognized motorized trail recreation vacation destination.

 There is no cost to attend the meeting.

 For more information on WORVPI (including membership) visit their web site at:

John Schnorr:
On Wednesday (August 7th), the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. (WORVPI) introduced details of our Off-Road Park Project to an elite group of Forest County land holders, elected officials and law enforcement leaders at the Forest County Chamber of Commerce Building in Crandon, Wisconsin.  Those invited to this private presentation included leaders from; Forest County Board of Supervisors, Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Forest County Sheriff’s Department, Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, United States Congress, Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate.

This was a small gathering, in a casual and relaxed setting. WORVPI shared information (via a PowerPoint Presentation which will be available soon on our web site) and answered questions from the group.  Those in attendance also left with copies of the WORVPI Business Plan, the WORVPI Feasibility Report and our just completed 32 Most Asked Off-Road Park Questions.  As policy makers and land managers it is vital to provide these entities with factual, accurate information to allow them to better understand our project.  WORVPI’s goal was to provide information on how exactly our Park will positively improve the use of the regional land base, assure the highest of environmental standards, increase local tax revenue and serve as a huge catalyst to the northern Wisconsin economy. 

Wednesday was the first of a series of planned meetings to share information and details regarding our 10,000 Acre Forest County Off-Road Park.  WORVPI has invited representatives from the major motorized trail recreation user groups to a private meeting (scheduled for later this month) at which we’ll debut our ORV Park Project to them.  Additionally, meetings with all stakeholder groups have been or are being scheduled for later this summer and early autumn.

If you’re an ATV, OHM, UTV or 4WD enthusiast make sure to ask your representative groups leadership if they plan to attend the meeting and ask them to share the information provided to them with you!

John Schnorr:
The Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. (WORVPI) presented their Off-Road Park to the Forest County Supervisors Executive Committee last week as well as a group of Badger State OHV advocacy groups (AMA District 16, Badgerland 4X4, Damage, Inc., Forest County ATV Association, W4WDA, WATVA, WOHMA & WOHVA).  Additional stakeholder meetings on the horizon include; Forest County business groups (Crandon, Laona & Wabeno), as well as a visit to the State Capitol to meet with assorted department heads and legislators.
This sharing of information is aimed at providing factual and accurate information to stakeholder groups.  WORVPI is currently inviting individual Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula OHV clubs to attend an informational meeting geared directly toward their issues and questions.  If you’re a motorized recreation enthusiast be sure to ask your club president if he/she is planning to attend.


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