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« on: April 23, 2007, 02:42:04 pm »

For Immediate Release                                             CONTACT:  Paul Slavik
April 2, 2007                                                                      PHONE: 310-717-9674
                                                                                              EMAIL: paulslavik@nohvcc.org

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

May 10 - 13, 2007

Billings Hotel and Convention Center
1223 Mullowney Lane
Billings, MT 59101
406-248-7151

USFS Personnel  - Thursday, May 10, 8AM - 5PM
                            -  Friday, May 11, 8AM - 1PM
     
                  Public -  Saturday, May 12, 8AM - 5PM
                                 -  Sunday, May 13, 8AM - 3:30PM

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) is conducting a Motorized Route Designation Workshop in May 2007 for agency personnel and other stakeholders interested in travel management on the Gallatin and Custer National Forests. 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=010193-26&PASSWORD=4718&template=rdwMTbillings

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

The registration deadline is May 1st. 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 Billings Hotel and Convention Center, 1223 Mullowney Lane, 406-248-7151. These rooms are on a first come basis at the rate of $60 single and $70 double + tax per night. Ask for the NOHVCC room block. Deadline for this rate is April 27, 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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