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Spring 2021 (pdf)

By Bruce Rierson, President, MTVRA

The Treasure State ATV Association and the Magic City 4x4 Association participated in a trail maintenance project on switchback road 2096 in the Pryor Mountains Saturday, August 15, 2015. Three forest service rangers arrived with a good sized Melroe Bobcat with a nice sized blade. We started at the top of the switchback and worked our way down to Crooked Creek Road. The Bobcat leveled out most of the trail. Volunteers helped move rocks, tree branches, old burnt trees and other material. Thanks to the FS rangers, Magic City 4x4 participants, President Chet Groves, Fred Rodda and my wife. It was a hot but productive day.

From Americans for Responsible Recreation, September 2015

This has been an ugly and devastating summer for wildfires. Let’s look at the numbers. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, as of August 26th: Year to date, more than 42,820 wildfires have burned more than 7.6 million acres of land.

by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

Build it right, with government and community support plus environmental review, and not only will they come, they will bring their friends, spend money, and boost the local economy.

That’s the conclusion of a new report about the Northwoods Regional ATV Trail System in central Minnesota. Titled “Planning For Responsible Recreation: An ATV Trail Case Study,” this 18-page report can serve as another tool in your trail-building toolbox. It was published in October of 2014 by Dovetail Partners, Inc., a non-profit consulting firm that was instrumental in helping coordinate the trail project and the process that made it a reality.

from Mike Jeffords, Ravalli County Off-Road Users Association

Darby Lumber lands is finally turning into trails! Five years ago, several members of the Ravalli County Off Road Users Association where asked by the forest service to look at some old logged off, burned over sections of land that the agency had gotten from Darby Lumber. There were 11 sections of land that had many miles of roads, skid trails, mostly clear-cut land. Not really suitable for much as most people don’t like to recreate on land that looks like it’s part of the moon, but there were some in the club who saw some potential that these section had.

The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) has chosen the Montana Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trail Maintenance Project as the winner of the Tom Petri Annual Achievement awards for outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program funds in their Public-Private Partnerships and Access to/Use of Public Lands category.