Sneak Peek at Montana’s New OHV Brochure

By Erin Proctor, OHV Program Manager

It’s time for an update to the “Off-Road Montana” brochure! We’ll start off by renaming it, so there’s no confusion between what’s old & outdated and what’s new & current. Your new brochure will be called the Montana Motorized Recreation Handbook, and combines information from both the “Off-Road Montana” and “Hunting and ATVs” pamphlets currently in circulation. Sections will include: How Permit Dollars are Used; Definitions; Safety & Equipment; Title, Registration and Permit Requirements; Other OHV Regulations; Sharing Trails, Safe & Ethical Use; Hunting & OHVs; Additional Resources; and Tread Lightly! practices. Expect to see clearly defined laws as well as good and ethical best practice suggestions. 

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Four-Wheeled Freedom: Riders with Disabilities Use ATVs To Enjoy the Outdoors

The following was published in the Nov./Dec. 2009 ATV News insert in American Motorcyclist and edited to fit this publication

Story by Karen Umphress

One thing that I have discovered is that people who are in wheelchairs or are otherwise disabled want to be “normal,” and in the everyday world they don’t get many opportunities to be that way. When it comes to accessing the beauty of America’s public lands, an ATV or a four-wheel-drive vehicle can be the only way for the less-abled to enjoy the outdoor opportunities that most of us take for granted. Opportunities that, like the rest of us, they have paid for with their federal tax dollars.

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Montana’s Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program

As a direct result of an early awareness by Montana OHV interests and the Montana Trail Vehicle Riders Association (MTVRA), Montana’s legislature initiated a new program for OHV recreation in 1987 by passing Montana’s first OHV registration law.  The 1991 Legislative Session followed-up with support of OHV recreation by passing a law that returns a portion of the state gas tax paid by OHV owners for the benefit of off-road recreation statewide.  Since those early years, subsequent Legislative Session’s have approved the continuation of the Program and the expenditure of these funds for the benefit of OHV recreation statewide.

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EPA announces higher ethanol blends despite low demand, lack of distribution network

From: American Motorcyclist Association

2017 Renewable Fuel Standard Too High For Marketplace

PICKERINGTON, Ohio – The 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are higher than the agency’s May proposal and will mandate more ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply chain despite a low demand for higher ethanol blends and an inadequate distribution and sales network, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

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