THE AOHVA 4-POINT PLAN FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE OHV USE
AOHVA has a 4-point plan to ensure that past damage is corrected and not repeated in the future. Our proposed solution is comprehensive and actionable, inclusive and environmentally, socially, and financially responsible. By incorporating best practices from across North America and by implementing innovative approaches to developing, managing and sustaining shared trail networks we can make Alberta the model for shared recreational trail development and management.
We are committed to:
- Working with the Government of Alberta, Land Use Framework staff and AOHVA experienced members in designing and developing trails and trail heads that are sustainable and environmentally-sound and repairing damaged trails.
- Dedicating 100% of a new OHV User Fee to tackling important issues like habitat protection and proper trail construction and maintenance in partnership with AOHVA, Clubs and volunteers under an accountable, transparent AOHVA Service Delivery Structure.
- Ensuring the Government of Alberta provides law enforcement agencies with the tools and mandate to fully enforce the law.
- Building a better environmental and trail experience. Alberta can lead the way in OHV trail development by putting the onus on organizations like AOHVA and its like-minded partners to be responsible for environmental stewardship as a means of eliminating improper use of the back country.
The benefits of the 4-Point Plan would be:
- Significant decrease in environmental damage due to proper engineering of trails, education and enforcement
- Increase in the number of trails available and the types of user experiences offered for OHV riding
- Significant contribution to economy attributed to motorized recreation
- Unauthorized private land use by OHV users is rare.
- A thriving OHV community with a strong support for the Rider Federation, OHV Clubs and volunteer base
Read on for further detail as to how the plan will work: