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

June 25, 2007
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August 9 – 12, 2007

Blue Mountain Conference Center/National Guard Armory

404 12th Street

LaGrande, OR 97850

Agency Personnel – Thursday, August 9, 8AM – 5PM

– Friday, August 10, 8AM – 1PM

Public – Saturday, August 11, 8AM – 5PM

– Sunday, August 12, 8AM – 3:30PM

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) is conducting a Motorized Route Designation Workshop in August. The purpose of the workshop is to provide information for agency personnel and other stakeholders interested in travel management and the route designation process on National Forests in Eastern Oregon. The workshop will focus on effective implementation of the USFS Travel Management Rule. It is not a Forest Service meeting to gather comments on any particular travel plan. Participants will gain a better understanding of the planning and route designation process, how to best participate in the local processes and how to provide meaningful comments during the entire process.

While the sessions on Thursday and Friday are designed primarily for Agency 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. Other state and federal agency personnel are welcome and encouraged to attend both sessions. 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=010193-32&PASSWORD=4718&template=rdwOR

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 August 1, 2007. For questions about registration contact Ann Vance at 888-458-0131 or e-mail [email protected] .

NOHVCC has secured a limited number of rooms at the America’s Best Value Sandman Inn, 2410 East R Ave, LaGrande, OR 97850, 541-963-3707. These rooms are on a first come basis at the rate of $60.00 + tax for single and $64.00 + tax for doubles per night. Ask for the NOHVCC room block. Deadline for this rate is July 8, 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 and road 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, motorized routes 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 USFS 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, trail 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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