by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer
Just days after the November 6th election, some recreation groups and businesses wrote to President Obama asking him to create a new, 1.4 million acre National Monument area in the State of Utah. Farther north, in Montana, television commercials started appearing, promoting anti-OHV legislation in that state. As Larry Smith reported in the December ARRA newsletter, 2013 is shaping up to be a challenging year for OHV recreation and public access.
We decided to ask some of the OHV industry’s most informed and influential leaders what this means at the local level. Here is the question and their answers
Question: At this time, why is it important for OHV enthusiasts to be politically involved in their state trail systems, and what can they do as riders, clubs and state associations to be effective?
Paul Vitrano, California -- Executive Vice President, Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA); President, Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA)