WOHVA Updates Dec 2012
WOHVA Update December ‘12
Every month WOHVA provides our members and other motorized trail recreation advocates with this short synopsis of WOHVA’s efforts to proactively assure that environmentally responsible OHV recreational opportunities are expanded here the Badger State. This month our update is shorter than usual. However, we’re certain that you’ll agree that while the list may be small the accomplishments were huge!
In conjunction with the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. (WORVPI), WOHVA is working with North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) on an extensive Feasibility Study to direct establishing a 10,000 acre Badger State Motorized Recreation Area (MRA). Last month a special project team from WORVPI met weekly with their consultants drafting the Forest County Motorized Recreation Area Feasibility Study. This is a six part study. Delivery of the completed study is expected in
December. WOHVA is excited to be on the forefront, representing Badger State motorized trail riding enthusiasts, on this and other advocacy projects.
Pleased to join motorized trail advocacy groups from across the country WOHVA contacted Wisconsin’s Congressional Representatives and again urged their support of Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act which would allow motorized access to hundreds of thousand of acres currently closed to access without being formally recognized as Wilderness by the U.S. Congress.
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 www.WORVPI.org.
Individual Membership renewals were mailed out last month. If you were a WOHVA Individual Member in 2012 and did not receive your renewal notice; or if you’re not a WOHVA Individual member and would like a membership information packet contact WOHVA at membership@WOHVA.com. Last month WOHVA received the DRAFT 4WD Sticker Program Legislation from the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. WOHVA’s Legislative Action Committee met and reviewed this DRAFT and will be submitting our thoughts and comments on the DRAFT to our friends at the Wisconsin State Capitol. WOHVA anticipates the legislation to be introduced early next session (which begin in January 2013).
“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)
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