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For Immediate Release CONTACT: Paul Slavik
September 13, 2007 PHONE: 310-717-9674 EMAIL: [email protected]

Route Designation Workshop
For OHV Enthusiasts, Other Stakeholders and Land Managers

October 20 – 21, 2007
Portland General Electric Southern Line Facility
4245 NE Kale Street
Salem, Oregon 97305


Saturday, October 20, 8AM – 5PM
Sunday, October 21, 8AM – 3:30PM


The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in cooperation with the Oregon Motorcycle Riders Association (OMRA), is conducting a Motorized Route Designation Workshop in October for OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders. The purpose of this workshop is to assist OHV enthusiasts and other Oregon stakeholders in the effective implementation of the USFS Travel Management Rule. The workshop is designed primarily for OHV enthusiasts, however U.S. Forest Service personnel and other state and federal agency personnel, as well as other stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is no charge for this workshop. Continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 AM each day. Lunch and breaks will also be provided.
Registration is required on-line at:
https://conference.nohvcc.org/?EVENT&EVENTCODE=010193-36&PASSWORD=4718&template=rdwWOR

Or you may visit www.nohvcc.org and click on the “Forest Service OHV Route Designation Workshops and Database” link to register.

The registration deadline is October 12. For questions about registration contact Ann Vance at 888-458-0131 or e-mail [email protected] .

NOHVCC has secured a limited number of rooms at the Best Western - Black Bear Inn, 1600 Motor Court NE, Salem, OR 97301. These rooms are on a first come basis at the rate of $79.00 + tax per night. Ask for the NOHVCC room block. Deadline for this rate is October 1. After that date, call for price and availability.

This national workshop series is sponsored by the Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA), the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) and the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA). Coordination of the workshops is provided by the NOHVCC. Design of the workshop sessions was a collaborative effort by professional trail consultants, ARRA, MIC, SVIA, American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC), United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), and NOHVCC, with input from USFS trail managers.

Workshop objectives are:

• To develop an understanding of the USFS Travel Management Rule
• To help OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders become more active in route designation decisions
• To help OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders understand how to improve the quality and sustainability of trails, trails systems and areas through the implementation process
• To increase partnerships between the USFS, the OHV industry, OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders
• To facilitate better communication between the USFS, OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council is a non-profit educational foundation. For information regarding NOHVCC and its workshop programs visit its website at: www.nohvcc.org.

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I just got this today. I'm signed up and heading up to represent my club, Oregon Trail 4 Wheel Drive Association Inc.

TODAY is the registration deadline, Oct 12th. If you can make it to this, please do. We ned Class II representation at these meetings. We are getting overlooked in the Travel Management plans. They want us to be happy driving gravel roads.

Chass
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