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« on: February 27, 2007, 06:15:41 pm »


For Immediate Release                                           CONTACT:  Paul Slavik
February 13, 2007                                                           PHONE: 310-717-9674
                                                                                             EMAIL:  paulslavik@nohvcc.org

Route Designation Workshop
For Land Managers, OHV Enthusiasts and Other Stakeholders

April 19-22, 2007

Holiday Inn Express Riverside
1021 East Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone 406-549-7600

USFS Personnel  - Thursday, April 19, 8AM - 5PM
                       -  Friday, April 20, 8AM - 1PM
     
                   Public -  Saturday, April 21, 8AM - 5PM
                            -  Sunday, April 22, 8AM - 3:30PM

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in cooperation with the Helena National Forest, Pan Handle National Forest, Kootenai National Forest, Bitterroot National Forest, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, and the Nez Perce National Forest is conducting a Motorized Route Designation Workshop in April for agency personnel and other stakeholders. The purpose of this workshop is to assist the Forest Service and other stakeholders in effective implementation of the USFS Travel Management Rule in their State. While the sessions on Thursday and Friday are designed primarily for Forest Service personnel and the sessions on Saturday and Sunday are designed primarily for the public, the sessions are open to all who want to attend and there is no charge. Continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 AM each day. Lunch and breaks will also be provided.

Registration is required on-line at:
https://conference.nohvcc.org/?EVENT&EVENTCODE=010193-23&PASSWORD=4718&template=rdwMT

Or you may visit www.nohvcc.org and click on the "Forest Service OHV Route Designation Workshops and Database" link to register.

The registration deadline is April 10, 2007. For questions about registration contact Ann Vance at 888-458-0131 or e-mail avance@nohvcc.org.

NOHVCC has secured a limited number of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Riverside, 1021 East Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, phone 406 549-7600. These rooms are on a first come basis at the rate of $78.11 including tax per night. Ask for the NOHVCC room block. Deadline for this rate is April 6, 2007. After that date, call for price and availability.

This national workshop series is sponsored by the Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA), the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) and the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA). Coordination of the workshops is provided by the NOHVCC. Design of the workshop sessions was a collaborative effort by professional trail consultants, ARRA, MIC, SVIA, American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC), United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), and NOHVCC, with input from USFS trail managers.

The Agency Workshop objectives are:

To develop a better understanding of the needs and concerns of OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders in implementation of the USFS Travel Management Rule
To improve the quality and the sustainability of trails, trail systems and areas through the implementation process
To improve OHV enthusiast and other stakeholder input and support for the implementation process
To increase partnerships between the USFS, the OHV industry, OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders
To facilitate better communication between the USFS, OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders OHV Enthusiasts and Other Stakeholders Workshop objectives are:

To develop an understanding of the FS Travel Management Rule
To help OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders become more active in route designation decisions
To help OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders understand how to improve the quality and sustainability of trails, trails systems and areas through the implementation process
To increase partnerships between the USFS, the OHV industry, OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders
To facilitate better communication between the USFS, OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders
The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council is a non-profit educational foundation.  For information regarding NOHVCC and its workshop programs visit its website at www.nohvcc.org.
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