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Sproul State Forest ATV Trail Closing Amid Mine Reclamation Project in PA

Harrisburg – The start of a large-scale, abandoned mine reclamation project in Sproul State Forest will necessitate closing the entire Whiskey Springs ATV Trail, effective at sundown Sunday, Sept. 8, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials announced today. Construction begins Monday, Sept. 9, on the $12.2 million Department of…


$5.7 Million Recreational Trail Grants to Texas is Largest Award in Program’s History

$5.7 Million Recreational Trail Grants to Texas is Largest Award in Program’s History

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on Thursday approved $5.7 million in federal grants for 33 recreational trail projects across the state. This is the largest amount of grant funds awarded from the Recreational Trail Grant Program in the 20-year history of the program in Texas.  Seventy-two project proposals were…


Michigan DNR Seeks Volunteer ORV Safety Education Instructors, Offers Spring Academies

Michigan DNR Seeks Volunteer ORV Safety Education Instructors, Offers Spring Academies

The Department of Natural Resources today invited qualified residents to become volunteer off-road vehicle (ORV) safety education instructors and take part in one of two upcoming instructor academies in May and June. “Michigan’s more than 3,600 miles of state-designated ORV trails are a big draw for residents and visitors alike,”…


Iowa DNR Launches New Online ATV Education Course

Des Moines, Iowa (Vocus/PRWEB) January 27, 2011 The Iowa Department of Natural Resources now allows ATV safety education on the Internet, through http://www.ATVCourse.com. This online course, developed by Fresh Air Educators, Inc. features a narrated and interactive study guide, as well as visual exam and quiz questions. Riders ages 12…


Teen’s Recent Death is Harsh Reminder that ATVs Can Be Fatal

The recent death of a 19-year-old woman is a reminder to both adult and youth all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators to apply “safety first” when operating their machines, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Kayla Lien, 19, and Macy McCormick, 18, both of Foley, were riding an ATV…


2009-10 Off-Road Vehicle Grant Applications Available in Michigan

The Department of Natural Resources announced today that the 2009-10 Off Road Vehicle (ORV) trail grant applications are available to public agencies, nonprofit and incorporated clubs, and organizations. Applications are available for grants to maintain existing designated state ORV trails, routes and use areas; repair public lands damaged by inappropriate…


Motorized Trail Planning Meetings Scheduled Throughout Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Office of Trails invites Ohioans to a series of public meetings around the state to provide input for motorized trail planning activities.    “ODNR is developing a motorized trails plan that will be the blueprint for our office in terms…


DNR Urges Snowmobile, ATV Riders to Use Extra Caution in Road Rights of Way and Ditches

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges snowmobilers and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riders to use extra caution this winter when operating their machines in ditches and other areas within road right-of-ways. Vehicle operators should reduce speed in construction areas (particularly at night) and be aware of such hidden dangers…


ATV and Other OHV Riders: Riding Restrictions Start With Firearms Deer Season Opener in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders that new recreational riding restrictions will be in effect for the duration of the regular firearms deer hunting season. This restriction is intended to protect recreational OHV riders from potentially unsafe riding conditions and to minimize conflicts between…


Motor Access Plan Approved for the Sturgeon River State Forest of Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Mark Holsten has approved final forest classification and motor vehicle route designation plans for the Sturgeon River State Forest. The plan is in response to a legislative directive to re-examine vehicle use in all 58 state forests. To improve consistency across public forest…