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NRC Report - February 2010

NRC Report - February 2010

In my December 2009 report, I closed the year with my Top-5 Issues facing recreation.  Those issues were also highlighted during my report to the delegates at the annual Convention in Sacramento.  I want to address two of those issues in detail.

Coalition Building. Motorized recreation is characterized by many facets, each with its own set of advocates.  We need to build a coalition of the different facets to develop strategy and set priorities for addressing issues common to all.  While we may recreate in different manners, we are bound by two common elements.  We use a motorized vehicle and we need access to a place for recreation.

Membership and Involvement. Increasing the membership and involvement of recreationists is important.  As we move into the future, we will be involved with change.  The sport is changing.  Opportunities are changing.  And, regulations are changing.  Membership and involvement are key ingredients to ensuring recreation remains a viable opportunity.

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NRC Report - January 2010

NRC Report - January 2010

A new effort on part of USFS dealing with water quality in the State of California has started.  USFS Region 5 convened a "stakeholders" group to address development of "best management processes" to address watershed management (water quality) on Forest Service managed lands within California.

I have been selected as the primary stakeholder representative for OHV interest groups in the state of California.  A Jan 12, 2010 meeting was held to start this process which is expected to last at least one year.  

As I am representing state-wide OHV interests, I intend to provide a brief back to OHV groups of public releasable information after each meeting and/or teleconference.  In addition, all public releasable documents I receive in connection with this stakeholder process will be posted to:

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