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Hackle
08-08-2006, 07:03 PM
Tonto National Forest OHV Route Designation Workshops Tempe, AZ

USFS Personnel Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8 OHV Enthusiasts Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September10

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) in cooperation with the Tonto National Forest is conducting Arizona OHV Route Designation Workshops in September for USFS personnel and OHV enthusiasts to assist the Forest Service and the OHV community in effective implementation of the USFS Travel Management Rule in their State. The workshops will be conducted at the Marriott Buttes Resort at 2000 Westcourt Way in Tempe, 602-225-9000. While the sessions on Thursday and Friday are designed primarily for Forest Service personnel and the sessions on Saturday and Sunday are designed primarily for OHV recreationists, the sessions are open to all who want to attend. The Workshops will run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. Continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 AM. Lunch and breaks will be provided.

Registration is required on-line at: https://conference.nohvcc.org/?EVENT&EVENTCODE=010193-11&PASSWORD=xx03941&template=az

Jim F.

FrenchChili
08-08-2006, 07:26 PM
Will this be recorded?

k7mto
08-08-2006, 08:33 PM
Here's the rest of the info from the nohvcc site (for those of us wondering exactly what the workshop covers)...

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 all workshops is by the NOHVCC. Design of the workshop sessions was a collective effort by professional trail consultants, ARRA, MIC, SVIA, American Motorcyclist Association, Blue Ribbon Coalition, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, and NOHVCC, with input from USFS trail managers.

Specific objectives of the workshops for Forest Service personnel are to:

? Develop consistency in the national Route Designation Process,
? Develop an understanding of the Travel Management Rule,
? Communicate requirements in the Forest Service Manual Direction,
? Make compliance with the Rule and manual easier,
? Build upon the Agency/Industry/Enthusiast partnership,
? Facilitate agency personnel and enthusiast communication,
? Discuss management techniques that provide high quality opportunities and resource protection.

Specific objectives of the workshops for OHV enthusiasts are to:

? Educate enthusiasts of how to be effective in influencing route designation decisions,
? Develop an understanding of the Travel Management Rule,
? Help enthusiasts understand how they can get quality trails and still comply with the Rule,
? Encourage long-term public involvement,
? Build upon agency, industry and enthusiasts partnerships, and
? Facilitate agency personnel and enthusiast communication

Registration is required on-line at:

https://conference.nohvcc.org/?EVENT&EVENTCODE=010193-11&PASSWORD=xx03941&template=az
The registration deadline is August 28,2006. For questions about registration contact Ann Vance at 800-348-6487 or e-mail avance@nohvcc.org .

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.

YGOHOME
08-09-2006, 12:09 PM
I signed up for the sept 9th workshop. Might be fun...

Thanks