Land Use Leadership Forum Attracts Off-Road Groups

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Collaborative efforts on improving off-highway vehicle access and the implementation of the U.S. Travel Management Rule highlighted discussions at a two-day Land Use Leadership Forum hosted by the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) and the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA).

The gathering, held in late January, attracted attendees including the American Council of Snowmobile Associations, the American Motorcyclist Association, the BlueRibbon Coalition, the 4-H Council, the National OHV Conservation Council, ORBA, Tread Lightly! and the United Four-Wheel Drive Association. They met with MIC/SVIA Land Use Committee representatives as well as staff members from the MIC, SVIA and their public land use advocacy arm, Americans for Responsible Recreation (ARRA).

Attendees identified their organization's strengths and discussed ways to optimize collective efforts while facing critical issues surrounding off-highway vehicle recreation. Participants also began work on ideas and strategies to be further developed in a follow-up meeting scheduled for later this month.