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  1. John Stewart
  2. General Trails
  3. Wednesday, 14 December 2016

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) is a non-profit 501C3 organization dedicated to creating a positive future for off-highway vehicle recreation. You can learn more at www.nohvcc.org.

NOHVCC is working in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and needs your assistance in learning how the BLM can better provide access to high quality OHV recreation experiences in the state of Arizona. NOHVCC and the BLM have partnered to develop a National Motorized Recreation Action Plan that will help the BLM develop individual state strategies for providing high quality OHV opportunities and develop partnerships to help maintain those opportunities. The strategies will be used to guide the BLM in future Resource Management Plans (RMP) and Travel Management Plans (TMP), however, the strategies are NOT part of a specific travel management plan. 

In developing these strategies, you as a rider will have a chance to share your thoughts on the following topics:

  • What activities are taking place on BLM managed land in Arizona?
  • Where in general are these OHV activities taking place?
  • What experiences are you looking for on BLM managed land?
  • Where might these missing activities fit on BLM managed land in Arizona?
  • What could the BLM do better to enhance your recreation experience?

Without your help and the help of other OHV recreationalists like you, we will not be able to answer the questions above and you could be missing out on a chance to provide ideas that could lead to enhancements to the areas and trail systems you enjoy. To help us gather this very important information, NOHVCC will be holding a series of community meetings and we ask that you participate in one of those meetings. Dates, locations, and times for these meetings are listed below.

  • January 23: St. George, UT; Red Lion 850 S Bluff Street,84770, 6:00-9:00 pm
  • January 24: Kingman, AZ; Ramada Kingman, 3100 E Andy Divine Ave, 86401, 6:00-9:00 pm
  • January 25: Quartzite, AZ; Quartzite Community Center, 295 Chandler Street, 85346, 6:00-9:00 pm
  • January 26: Tucson, AZ; Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites 5151 E Grant Rd, 85712, 6:00-9:00 pm
  • January 27: Wickenburg, AZ; Coffinger Park Rec Center, 175 E Swilling Ave, 85390,6:00-9:00 pm

These meetings are not being organized by the BLM, however BLM staff will attend these meetings as participants and will be on hand to discuss how future TMP and RMP processes will work, the timeline for those processes to occur in your local BLM field office area, and how your suggestions could help shape future decisions. The meetings will also be an excellent time for you to meet national, state and local BLM field office personnel. The BLM is interested in developing partnerships with individuals and organizations to improve the management of OHV recreation on BLM managed lands.

The more information we gather, the higher the quality of each statewide strategy and action plan, so please attend the meetings and invite your fellow club members and riding buddies as well. To RSVP for these meetings or to gather more information about the meetings please contact Marc Hildesheim, NOHVCC Project Manager, at 208-416-3557 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Stewart Managing Editor - 4x4Voice - 4x4Wire - MUIRNet.net Natural Resources Consultant - California Four Wheel Drive Association - http://www.cal4wheel.com Board of Directors - BlueRibbon Coalition http://www.sharetrails.org

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