Wisconsin OHM/DS Motorcyclists - Trail and Legislative Issues

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Cannonshot, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. InRoostWeTrust

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    Email sent!
    Hopefully they accept comments from Minnesota residents...

    Keep up the great work Bryan!

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    I was at the Congress also. First time there as a volunteer delegate. Could be some exciting happenings!


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  3. InRoostWeTrust

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    Looks like my email to Laurie Ross from a non-resident (MN) was accepted and shared the the WI-DNR board.
    The reply email also noted the 10/25/17 board meeting will be live webcasted at http://dnr.wi.gov/about/nrb/agenda.html

    Click webcasts in the Related Links column, then click this months meeting.

    Roost!

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  4. Cannonshot

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    As you recall, the DNR has been working on a Recreational Opportunities Analysis. Many key recreation representatives, including myself, have been working with them on this project. Previously, the DNR offered meetings and the opportunity for public comment in the Northwoods Region, the Great Northwest Region, and the Upper Lake Michigan Coastal Region. Thank you to all that submitted remarks in support of OHM riding during the comment period for those areas. Soon, the DNR will hold meetings and take public input in three additional regions. These are: Lake Winnebago Waters Region (Menominee, Shawano, Waupaca, Outagamie, Waushara, Marquette, Green Lake, Winnebago, Calumet, and Fond du Lac Counties), Mississippi River Corridor (St. Croix, Dunn, Peirce, Pepin, Buffalo, Trempeleau, LaCrosse, Vernon, Crawford, Grant), and Western Sands (Chippewa, Eau Claire, Clark, Jackson, Monroe, Wood, Portage, Marathon, Juneau, and Adams). Now is the time to submit your remarks concerning recreational opportunities in these three regions. I am providing a link to the DNR ROA page below. While on that page you will find links to online input forms for these three regions. You will also find listings for open house meetings: Mon Oct 23 - Eau Claire, Tuesday Oct 24 - Stevens Point, Wednesday Oct 25 - Lacrosse, Wednesday Nov 1 - Appleton. The open house meetings are great for face to face discussions, but what is really important is that our needs and preferences get properly recorded via the on-line forms. Please get the word out for off-highway motorcyclists to comment about their desire to have more OHM riding opportunities in these regions. The link to the DNR ROA page is below. Look for the three on-line input forms. The deadline for these three regions is Nov 17th. It is important for us to be visible and establish a record of our needs. As before, I will be submitting detailed written input for both of these regions.

    http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Lands/RecAnalysis/
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  5. Cannonshot

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    There are draft chapters prepared for the Great Northwest and the Upper Lake Michigan Coastal areas posted to the ROA page. Thank you to the people that provided input during the call for comments for each area. It makes a big difference. I have read both drafts and our needs are represented in each. I will be submitting detailed comments about the drafts from the OHM perspective. Some others may want to do so as well. The draft pages and the email contact address are listed on the ROA page. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Lands/RecAnalysis/ There will also be two hearings to take in-person input. One in DePere on Tuesday, October 17th. The other will be in Rice Lake on Wednesday, October 18th. It is not necessary to attend in-person. It is helpful to submit comments related to the draft chapters in support of OHM (i.e. OHM access to the Flambeau State Forest).
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  6. Cannonshot

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    We had a meeting of the Off-Highway Motorcycle Council this evening. We had some issues to work out with the DNR about getting the administrative code that supports the OHM statute completed. Couldn't resolve everything we needed to so we'll have to do a little more work and come back at it. I think the council is perceived as being made up of some good quality representatives based on some remarks that were made. That is a good way to be regarded by the people we must do business with.
  7. Cannonshot

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    Today I participated as part of a work group involving ATV/UTV trail standards. This is going to be a year long process. It will be relevant to how we address motorcycle trail standards. Lots of issues. The NOHVCC Great Trails book was pretty popular. http://gt.nohvcc.org/