WOHVA Monthly Updates
WOHVA Update April ‘12
Since our last update, WOHVA has been working diligently assuring that environmentally responsible OHV recreational opportunities are expanded here the
WOHVA was again featured in Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off-Road magazine.
A conference call with the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) was held in early March. WOHVA is working with NCWRPC on a second (more extensive) Feasibility Study for a 10,000 acre Badger State Motorized Recreation Area (MRA). The study will be used in conjunction with the first study to assure development of the MRA.
The WOHVA Spring ’12 Trail Information Meeting was held in Fredonia, Wisconsin. Those in attendance took home very useful information relating to OHV trails in the Badger State.
WOHVA met with the private consultant drafting our original MRA Operational Business Plan to begin work on the second phase of that plan.
The Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park Development Workshop Project Team held two meetings last month. Several WOHVA members participated in the meetings. The Workshop (being held on April 13th) will outline Park development from the perspective of Forest County, as well as from the motorized recreation enthusiast. Both groups will walk away from the Workshop with an understanding out exactly what each must do to assure that an Off-Road Park of regional and national renown becomes a reality in Northern Wisconsin.
WOHVA participated in the regular monthly meeting for the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. (WORVPI). Regular updates on WORVPI (including meeting agenda & minutes) and all WOHVA special projects can be found in the “Projects” window located on the WOHVA Webpage. Project Updates are available to WOHVA Individual Members on-line and are provided quarterly to WOHVA Supporting Groups and clubs/organizations that have expressed interest by contacting WOHVA and offering their assistance in helping WOHVA expand OHV opportunities here in the Badger State. Visit the newly launched WORVPI web site at http://www.worvpi.org.
WOHVA participated in the regular monthly meeting of the Lake States Resource Alliance (LSRA) Land Use & Legislation Committee (LULC).
On behalf of our membership, WOHVA contacted Governor Scott Walker and urged his support of Wisconsin Senate Bill 462. S>B> 462 restores regular registration options to former military vehicles, like those which are available for recreational trail use here in the Badger State. Operation under that registration remains subject to Wisconsin Equipment Standards. S.B. 463 does not change an owner’s ability to register former military vehicles for Historic Military Vehicle (HMV) registration, which allows operation in parades and shows.
Both NOHVCC & the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) were contacted by WOHVA to assist our friends at WORVPI is gathering important research data pertaining to potential visitors at a Motorized Recreation Area in northern Wisconsin. To take the survey, go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/orvpark More information on this user group survey can be obtained by visiting the WOHVA, NOHVCC or BRC web sites.
A radio interview featuring WOHVA and our support for the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park (WORVPI) in Forest County was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio. The interview focused on the economic impact of a motorized recreation area in northern Wisconsin and the upcoming WORVPI Development Workshop (April 13th). For more on this workshop (including registration information) visit the WOHVA web site and click on the “Events” tab.
Staffers from the Chequamegon/Nicolet National Forest met with WOHVA twice last month to address upcoming closures on the Pipeline which will be announced later this year.
Time is running out to register to attend both the WORVPI Developmental Workshop (April 13th) and the 8th Annual Wisconsin OHV Enthusiasts Workshop (April 14th). More information on both of these outstanding informational offerings is available on the WOHVA web site.
“Remember, join and advocate (that’s) the two most important things that you can do!”
- Del Albright (April ’09, WOHVA’s 5th Annual Wisconsin OHV Enthusiast Workshops)
The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association exists for the sole purpose of proactively assuring that public and private off-highway motorized vehicular recreational opportunities are expanded in Wisconsin for safe use by this and future generations