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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,”…


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…


Motor Access Plan Approved for North St. Louis County State Forests in Minnesota

Final forest classification and motor vehicle route designation plans have been approved for four forests in northern St. Louis County, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). These state forests are Bear Island, Burntside, Kabetogama, and Lake Jeanette. As a result, most state forest lands located inside the…


ATV Course Shows Expo Guests A Thrill; One Visitor To Win a John Deere Gator

 Many outdoorsmen know the value of a good utility vehicle, but those who don’t can test-drive one at this year’s Oklahoma Wildlife Expo, and one lucky sportsman will take one home with them. The fourth annual Oklahoma Wildlife Expo is slated for Sept. 26-28 at the Lazy E Arena, just…


New 24-hour Hotline to Update Off-Highway Vehicle Park Conditions in Iowa

The Iowa OHV Association, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, has recently added an OHV Park Hotline to keep the public up-to-date on park closings and park issues throughout the state. The hotline number, 515-281-8385, will have the most up-to-date information available to the public 24 hours…


Are Off-Highway Vehicles And Hunting Compatible?

The Montana Hunter Behavior Advisory Council reported ten years ago that motor vehicle use during hunting, including off-highway vehicles, is creating serious problems. Today the situation is magnified, as growing numbers of hunters use OHVs. “An estimated 30,000 hunters used OHVs during Montana’s 2007 hunting season,” said Ray Paige, Montana…


Montana FWP Seeks Comment On Off Highway Vehicle Program Grants For 2009

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment from individuals, cities, counties, state and federal agencies and private associations on 11 applications for the Montana Off Highway Vehicle Program grant funding.   About $160,000 is available in 2009 for these grants. FWP manages the annual grant program, administering funds appropriated by…