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John Stewart

OHV riders: Protect habitat, stay on trails and avoid wet, muddy areas

PHOENIX — While it’s tempting to head out on an off-highway vehicle (OHV) following rain or a snowstorm, soggy trails quickly turn muddy, and riding on them can create long-lasting damage that negatively impacts wildlife habitat.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department advises OHV riders that come upon wet and muddy roads to resist the urge to hit the gas and instead turn around or avoid the area. Splashing or mudding straight through can tear up roads and trails, making them impassable for others and causing serious damage to meadows, streams and other areas important to wildlife and Arizona’s water supply.

Even a lighter-weight OHV with low-pressure tires can do lasting damage.

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John Stewart

Trail Program Funds Over $12,000 to Stewardship Projects

The Clean Trail Initiative Program Helps Protect Cherished Trails

PAOLI, Pa. (Oct. 17, 2018) - ExtremeTerrain, off-road outfitters for Jeeps and Toyota trucks, has announced another season of donations to non-profits working in the great outdoors. The Clean Trail Initiative Program was founded by the e-commerce auto parts business in 2015 and setup to fund trail improvement projects that can include anything from off highway vehicle (OHV) trail clean-up, restoration, expansion, and more. ExtremeTerrain has worked with dozens of 4x4 clubs/groups across the country, enacting changes for the improvement of trail conditions and the relationships that connect motorized and non-motorized backcountry enthusiasts.

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John Stewart

BLM Action Plan Project Moving Forward with Visits to Oregon and Washington

During the week of September 10 – 15 National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) staff members Geoff Chain and Marc Hildesheim, along with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) OHV Subject Matter Expert, Brad Colin, visited five cities in Oregon and Washington. At each city a listening session was held with local OHV enthusiasts to determine what the BLM can do to provide a better OHV recreation experience. These meetings were part of the larger BLM National Motorized Recreation Strategy which came out in 2014. NOHVCC and the BLM have partnered to apply that strategy at a state level by engaging in a grassroots process that allows local users to help determine what the BLM’s trail program will look like.

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John Stewart

McCarthy, Cook, and McClintock Lead Fight to Ensure OHV Access to Public Lands

Today, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Congressman Paul Cook, and House Natural Resources Committee Federal Lands Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock authored and signed onto a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Acting Director Brian Steed requesting new policy and guidelines for BLM state and field offices to implement Independent Monitoring Programs (IMP) at competitive off-highway vehicle (OHV) events on Federal land to avoid triggering Cost Recovery. 

McCarthy released the following statement:

“In California, we are blessed to have access to some of the most awe-inspiring public lands on the planet and many communities, such as those in eastern Kern County, rely on access to public lands for OHV tourism and recreation.

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John Stewart

10 tips for OHV safety

10 Tips for safe, responsible OHV riding during Labor Day weekend Off-highway vehicle operators, passengers to ride safely

With the Labor Day weekend days away, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds residents and visitors looking to head outdoors on their off-highway vehicle (OHV) to do so safely and responsibly.

AZGFD officers and partner agencies will be seeking unsafe and reckless OHV operators this holiday weekend to ensure the safety of those riding responsibly.

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