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9th Annual OHV Management Workshop Scheduled

9th Annual OHV Management Workshop: “Trail Sustainability: Moving Forward with Travel Management”

Scheduled for June 18-21, 2009 in Cortez, CO, this Special Workshop is FREE For Enthusiasts with FREE Lodging for qualified club reps.
The workshop is sponsored by the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) with assistance from: NOHVCC, BRC, US Forest Service, BLM and Colorado State Parks
The purpose of this workshop is to assist the US Forest Service, BLM and other stakeholders in gaining knowledge and developing skills and partnerships that will result in long-term sustainability and improvement of trail systems. The workshop is an educational forum with a combined audience of off-highway vehicle recreation land management decision makers, recreation planners, resource specialists and leadership representatives from Volunteer Recreational Enthusiasts Organizations.

This collaborative effort helps to build camaraderie and a sense of understanding among agencies and different user groups. Land Management Agency personnel and can sit down one on one in a relaxed, educational forum and discuss local issues, and develop the needed contacts to interact closely on the status and implementation of designated OHV Routes with Travel Management Planning.
Included will be educational discussions of OHV Management Techniques, Volunteer Stewardship, issues and general principles:
·      To develop the strategies and skills necessary to implement decisions made under the US Forest Service Travel Management Rule and BLM Resource Management Plans;
·      To develop the partnerships and resources to maintain and improve the designated route system on public lands;
·      To facilitate efforts to improve volunteer effectiveness, organization, and management;
·      To develop a common understanding of trail maintenance techniques and explore a variety of techniques to achieve required trail monitoring;
·      To better understand the NEPA process and writing letters that work
·      To examine a range of OHV trail signing protocols and principles;
·      To improve working relationships and increase partnerships between the US Forest Service, state and local agencies, the OHV industry, OHV enthusiasts, and other stakeholders
·      A focused approach with an emphasis on sustainability of existing designated trail systems and building toward future growth of; “Life After The First MVUM”.
For a more information, please contact:
Corey Corbett at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Or visit: www.cohvco.org


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