Forest Service Wants Your Opinions

Several national OHV organizations have teamed up to develop a survey designed to help get a better understanding of how the Travel Management process is unfolding on the Forests you access with your OHV.

The U.S. Forest Service finalized its Travel Management Rule in November 2005. The rule requires each Forest to designate roads, trails and areas open to OHV use and to publish a Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) indicating those decisions. After the MVUM is published, any use of OHVs on routes or areas not identified on the map will be illegal. While there was no deadline for Forests to publish an MVUM in the rule, the Forest Chief directed Forests to complete work on travel management by December 2009. Virtually every Forest in the nation is currently implementing the rule.

American Council of Snowmobile Associations, the American Motorcyclist Association, Americans for Responsible Recreation Areas, BlueRibbon Coalition, Motorcycle Industry Council, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, Off-Road Business Association, Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, treadlightly! and United Four Wheel Drive Association worked together to develop the survey, and say participation will help them get a clearer picture of how forests are used.

Click here to take the Travel Management Survey.