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Recreation – A New Era

In the mid-1990’s, the Clinton administration foisted the “roadless rule” on an unsuspecting public, initiating a fundamental change in the way the Forest Service would approach land management. Since its inception, the “roadless rule” has been the subject of on-going litigation challenging the lega...

Arizona boaters: prepare to clean, drain and dry

PHOENIX —The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds boaters to “clean, drain and dry” – and especially decontaminate — their watercraft and equipment before exiting listed waters containing aquatic invasive species (AIS). This reminder is particularly important for out-of-town visitors who moor t...

Public invited to review proposed forest road changes, share feedback through Dec 1

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has proposed some changes to off-road vehicle use on state forest roads. The public is welcome to share comments on the proposed changes through Dec. 1. The proposed changes include: Adding roads that previously were unmapped. Deleting mapped roads t...

Comments Sought for OHV Access in Minnesota

Proposal to allow off-highway vehicle access to Huntersville Forest Landing Campground up for public comment The Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments on a proposal to allow off-highway vehicle (OHVs) access to certain areas of the Huntersville Forest Landing Campground in Huntersvill...

Nonresident OHV decal sales off to strong start

New decal required for nonresidents to ride in Arizona, purchased only through AZGFD​​​​​​​ PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds seasonal residents and visitors who brought an off-highway vehicle into the state that they must now purchase an OHV decal prior to heading out ...

Your Club as a Business – a 7 Step Guide

So, you and a few wheeling buddies decide to create a name and a club is born.  Starting a club is easy.  Survival of the club is hard.  What starts with shared values and vision does change over time.  Your desire for the camaraderie and social life of a club needs to be tempered with the reality t...

What is NEPA?

NEPA requires that federal agencies will consider the impacts of  actions on the human environment before decisions are made and the before action is taken. It requires that NEPA documents concentrate on issues that are significant to the action in question. The NEPA process is intended to help publ...

SEMA Sues U.S. Department of Transportation for Failing to Implement Replica Car Law

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) filed a petition in federal appellate court to require the government to allow replica car manufacturers to immediately begin production of brand-new, turn-key vehicles.  Under a 2015 law—the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)—low...

BLM to hold route inventory review meetings for New Mexico Public Lands

BLM to hold route inventory review meetings for the San Juan Basin Badlands, Boca del Oso and San Ysidro Travel Management Areas ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office invites the public to participate in an engaging conversation and review of route inventory maps...

Nonresident OHV decal required in Arizona

All OHVs designed by the manufacturer primarily for use over unimproved terrain and that weigh 2,500 pounds or less are required by law to display a valid OHV decal to operate on public and state trust lands. This includes “street legal” OHVs that meet these two requirements. Before the law was pas...


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