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WOHVA Updates August 2012

WOHVA Update August ‘12

Since our last update, WOHVA has been working diligently assuring that environmentally responsible OHV recreational opportunities are expanded here the Badger State. In conjunction with the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. (WORVPI), WOHVA is working with NCWRPC on an extensive Feasibility Study to direct establishing a 10,000 acre Badger State Motorized Recreation Area (MRA). Weekly, a conference call with the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) and a WORVPI team is held. WOHVA is excited to be on the forefront, representing Badger State motorized trail riding enthusiasts, on this and other advocacy projects. Three such meetings occurred last month. WOHVA, of course, participated in all these meetings. Delivery of this finished study is expected in September. Informed access advocates will recall that WOHVA previously contracted with an independent consultant to develop a business plan for establishing a MRA here in the Badger State. NCWRPC is located in Wausau, Wisconsin and does major research projects for many northern Wisconsin counties and municipalities. Regular updates on this project will be available on the WOHVA web site with detailed updates expanded upon in the WOHVA Members Only Forums. Watch our website for more details as they become available.

Two Mole Lake Trail Days were hosted by WOHVA last month. Trail Days center on trail maintenance and development, but there is always some trail riding involved. If you’re interested in joining us in Mole Lake and becoming a WOHVA trail volunteer, visit our forums for information on getting involved. A complete listing of all WOHVA’s scheduled events for 2012 (including Mole Lake Trail Days) is available on our web site.

WOHVA participated in the regular monthly meeting for the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. 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.

Advocates of WOHVA and Wisconsin OHV trail opportunities met at Trepanier’s Backyard Grill in Fond du Lac to exchange ideas and discuss possible fund raising activities for 2013. WOHVA holds several fund raising events every year. Proceeds are used to fund WOHVA’s liability insurance needs and to expand recreational trails opportunities via funding WOHVA projects such as The Pipeline 4X4 recreational Trail, Wisconsin Motorized Recreation Area Project, Wisconsin 4WD & OHM Recreational Sticker Programs, as well as many other projects designed to increase motorized recreational opportunities here in the Badger State.

WOHVA’s 17th Annual Northwoods-Mole Lake Jeep Jamboree USA was again a huge success and attracted motorized trail riding enthusiasts from as far away as California. The 18th Annual Northwoods-Mole Lake Jeep Jamboree USA has been set for July 18th, 19th & 20th, 2013t. More information and registration details can be found at http://www.jeepjamboreeuse.com

WOHVA attended the Lake States Resource Alliance (LSRA) Annual Membership Meeting at Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Two members of WOHVA (Alex Bub & John Schnorr) were elected to the LSRA Board of Directors at this meeting. Participating in leadership roles (outside of WOHVA) serves as the perfect opportunity for WOHVA to network with land managers and other users of Wisconsin’s timber producing forests. This is how future partnerships are built, The LSRA is a group of access advocates focusing on a multiple-use approach to industry and recreation in National Forests in and around the Lake States Area (Michigan, Minnesota & Wisconsin). Visit them on facebook & Twitter.

The 3rd (and final) phase of WOHVA’s Business Plan regarding the creation and operation of the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. is nearing completion. WOHVA met twice with the project staff drafting the plan last month. WOHVA members will recall reviewing the initial draft document at the WOHVA Workshops in spring. The document is being researched and drafted by the Creative Enterprise Center at Ripon College. WOHVA expects delivery of the finished plan in August, As was the case with the previous two documents (Phase I & Phase II), WOHVA looks forward to presenting this final installment to the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. when completed.

WOHVA would like to thank all those WOHVA members, other individuals and organizations that have had to foresight to support the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. (WORVPI) via their recent memberships. We’d also like to encourage all motorized recreation enthusiasts to step forward in support of this venture by joining WORVPI. Your $10 will help display how eager and willing Badger State OHV enthusiasts are to support their sport!

To learn more about WORVPI and the development of a 10,000 premier motorized recreation area here in Wisconsin visit their web site at http://www.WORVPI.org.

WOHVA’s event (17th Annual Northwoods-Mole Lake Jeep Jamboree USA was featured in the Wednesday, July 11th Edition of the Forest County Republican. The article titled, “Jeep Jamboree adds to Forest County’s reputation as an off-road haven”, can be found on Page 9.

WOHVA attended the Lake States Resource Alliance (LSRA) Quarterly Directors Meeting at Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Information (including the minutes) on this and all LSRA meetings can be found on the LSRA web site at http://www.lakestateresource.org. The LSRA is a group of access advocates focusing on a multiple-use approach to industry and recreation in National Forests in and around the Lake States Area (Michigan, Minnesota & Wisconsin). Visit them on facebook & Twitter.

“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)

WOHVA’s Monthly Updates are provided as a service to our members and present an abbreviated recap of the activity from the previous month. WOHVA encourages all OHV enthusiasts to become better informed and stronger access advocates by obtaining additional information on these topics. WOHVA encourages access advocates to visit our web site (http://www.WOHVA.com) to become better informed on these issues. Additional information can be found in the “WOHVA Projects Section” and in the Forums.

Michelle Tester, Promotions Chair
Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association (WOHVA)
P.O. Box 1865, Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1865
(715) 490-5463 ceo@wohva.com
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