October 4 - 5, 2008
Chadron State College
Student Center Ballroom, Building #22
1000 Main St
Chadron, NE 69337
The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in cooperation with the Nebraska and Samuel R. McKelvie National Forests, the Oglala National Grassland in Nebraska, and the Buffalo Gap National Grassland in South Dakota, is conducting a Motorized Route Designation Workshop for agency personnel and other stakeholders. The purpose of this workshop is to assist the Forest Service and other stakeholders in effective implementation of the USFS Travel Management Rule in the National Forests and Grasslands listed above. The sessions are open to all who want to attend and there is no charge. Continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 AM each day. Lunch and breaks beverages and snacks will also be provided.
Registration is required on-line at:
Or you may visit www.nohvcc.organd click on the "Forest Service OHV Route Designation Workshops and Database" link to register.
NOHVCC has secured a limited number of rooms at the Motel 6 (brand new and very nice) 755 Microtel Drive, Chadron, NE 69337. Call for reservations at 308-432-3000. Rooms are on a first come basis at the rate of $54.99 + tax for a single room. Ask for the NOHVCC room block. Deadline for this rate is September 20th. 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 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.
The workshop objectives are:
To develop an understanding of the FS Travel Management Rule
To develop a better understanding of the needs and concerns of OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders in implementation of the USFS Travel Management Rule
To help OHV enthusiasts and other stakeholders become more active in route designation decisions
To improve the quality and the sustainability of trails, trail 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.