You know we have to be creative in our titles. Miscellaneous is too normal and potpourri doesn’t sound very rider like. Below are up-coming events and other assorted items of interest.
ARRA sent out a new alert regarding a new bill making massive wilderness areas in five states. You can also get their alerts on Twitter and Facebook.
The Coalition for Recreational Trails is seeking nominations for its annual RTP awards. The deadline for awards is March 29th. It is our goal to have nominations for motorized trails and initiatives included. See http://www.americantrails.org/rtp/crtawards.html for more details and to get the nomination form.
American Trails International Trails Symposium – April 14-17, 2013
For this Symposium, attend the sessions and go for a ride or two. Show the general public that motorized recreators also enjoy and protect the environment.
Annual NOHVCC and INOHVAA conference to be held in Orlando, FL in October 13 – 16, 2013. More details will be coming soon!
We Love to hear from you, especially when you write to saw how wonderful we are. Below are a couple of notes we got back regarding Joanne Spivak’s article in the February article. Thanks for sending us the content, Joanne!
I loved the feb, 2013 article from Joanne Spivack regarding the stats of access to our public lands. I would love to know what the total footprint is of multiple use trails current is. 4 years ago, I believe the total footprint of all multiple use trails on USFS lands was 0.04%. After TMP implementation, I would guess that number is less than 0.01%. This is stark contrast to the total area open for hiking and (the mandated) “solitude” being nearly 100% of public land.
Thank you for all the hard work that you do. I consider you all to be one of our best resources regarding federal OHV issues.
Emerald Trail Riders Association, Inc.
High praise for Joanne Spivak’s excellent report! This goes on the wall of fame.