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Idaho Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Education Campaign

IDAHO FALLS - (June 1, 2009) – People who enjoy riding ATV and UTVs in the national forest and BLM lands are invited to a trail ethics education event on Saturday, June 13 at Kelly Canyon to learn about common issues that U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management officials are observing on public lands.

One of those issues involves a new type of all-terrain vehicle called a utility terrain vehicle (UTV). What UTVs are legal on public lands trails? Where is it appropriate to ride these larger machines that seat two people?

These are among the issues that Forest Service, BLM and Idaho Fish and Game officials will address beginning at 9:30 a.m. on June 13. ATV and UTV riders who participate in the event will receive a free lunch, and they’re invited to go for a trail ride in the afternoon.
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation officials also will be on hand to discuss the new licensing and registration system for OHVs, and Bonneville County Commissioner Lee Staker will talk about a draft ordinance that looks at what roads will be open to ATVs and UTVs in Bonneville County.
The event is co-sponsored by the Forest Service, BLM, IDPR, Idaho Fish and Game, Blue Ribbon Coalition and the Idaho Falls ATV Club.
“This is a proactive education event to give UTV and ATV riders a head’s up about some of the common problems that public lands officials are witnessing in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and on BLM lands in the Upper Snake region,” said Steve Stuebner, coordinator of the Idaho OHV Public Education Campaign. “Here at the beginning of summer recreation season, we want to give riders the courtesy of knowing how they can stay out of trouble and enjoy their trail rides.”
“We feel it’s really important for ATV riders to be good trail ambassadors and make sure our friends follow basic rules such as staying on the trail,” added Ron Davis, president of the Idaho Falls ATV Club. “It’s important to use the trails in a responsible way so they’re not closed because of a few bad actors who may not know any better. We hope a lot of riders will come to the event to learn more about proper trail ethics on public lands.”
About the Idaho OHV Education Campaign: To help raise awareness about the importance of OHVs staying on trails, five state and federal agencies in Idaho work on a statewide campaign called the Idaho Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) Public Education Project. Idaho-OHV encourages riders to ride safe, responsibly and reduce their impact on the land and other trail users. See for more information.
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