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Old 03-21-2013, 04:54 PM   #16
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #17
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:31 AM   #18
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:17 PM   #19
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Last Regional Stakeholder Meeting Scheduled

The central meeting that was cancelled due to bad weather has been rescheduled for Wed June 19th from 6-8PM. It will be held at the Howard County Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD.

http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2013/03...ation-meeting/
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:27 PM   #20
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Folks, please take 7 minutes and complete the DNR survey! OHV users have been storming the meetings and we need the momentum to continue.

DNR has consistently indicated they don't know how many OHV users their are....so let's get a vote in YOUR state lands.

Don't forget to mention in the comment you support more OHV access!

Direct Link to survey

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A big kudos to those that have responded! DNR has reported that 1300 people have responded to their survey. I am hopeful that 1% of the inmates responded, so all those are votes are pro-OHV use.

There is still a few weeks left to get your OHV use voice heard. Do consider responding to the survey if you haven't.

Also, please drop by your local bike shop and them know about the survey too!
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:32 PM   #21
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Thanks Dorito for the link to the survey.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:53 PM   #22
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Green Ridge State Forest Ride

This ride may interest some people on this thread. A big turn out might show the state the need for more riding spaces.

http://www.stonealley.com/program/WMMA/group/GreenRidge
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:21 PM   #23
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Best first post...ever I will try to keep the information updated as I get it. Also, you can find us on facebook or the website MDOHValliance.org

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Old 04-02-2013, 09:18 PM   #24
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Thanks again

I will keep an eye on this thread. I also liked on FB.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #25
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Time is running short. Please get your responses in to the survey soonest!
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:44 AM   #26
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Completed the survey.

It would be great if they opened more OHV trails!

PA has started to restrict the use of motorcycles/dirt bikes on their OHV trails... hopefully MD does not follow suit.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:36 AM   #27
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Completed the survey.

It would be great if they opened more OHV trails!

PA has started to restrict the use of motorcycles/dirt bikes on their OHV trails... hopefully MD does not follow suit.
We expect a State Forest and a WMA to be opened this year. We are working with a county about 600 acres they have and we are working reclaimed coal mines in Allengany Co. Things are looking up!
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:30 PM   #28
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St. John’s Rock Trail Evaluation Ride

The summer sun rises on western Maryland, and promised to deliver a new start. DNR extended an invitation to the members of Maryland’s new Offroad Vehicle Stakeholder Workgroup. The group was invited to evaluate the St. John’s Rock Trail in Savage River State Forest as a potential new OHV trail! PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRAIL IS NOT OPENED TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME!



Recently improved and relocated to avoid sensitive environmental areas, including a globally rare tiger beetle, the trail is comprised of a crushed rock base. The staging area boasts a 10-rig parking lot which can accommodate longer tow vehicles with trailers. Space for additional parking is available and a primitive campsite is proposed beside the parking/staging area. While nobody expects a single trail to fulfill every niche from technical riding to beginner friendly, the trail will certainly make an excellent feeder road. Novice and Intermediate OHVers could be enjoying the wilds of Maryland nature shortly, when the trail marking and final vetting is complete.



By all accounts though, the St. John’s Rock-Red Dog Trail represents DNR’s commitment to reopen OHVing in Maryland. DNR staff included managers from Savage River and Green Ridge State Forests, the MD. Natural Resource Police, Land Acquisition and Planning and the DNR Trails Manager joined in the evaluation ride. DNR has committed not only personnel today, but countless hours in trail construction which certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed.



This trail is not the end of the journey, but a mere milestone. The administration’s budget includes $150K in FY14 for phase II design work. Phase II will likely consist of additional “loops” for intermediate/advanced OHVers as the terrain gets rockier and steeper.

The day ended with the MD Alliance understanding the proposed next-steps for this project. The DNR will be soliciting public input on the proposed trail. This is required by state regulations governing OHV trail proposals. The timeline includes two weeks to prepare the public notice, 30-45 days to receive input, and two additional weeks to review the results of the public input process and summarize those results. The closing thoughts for the day were management of resources once the property is functional, as well as, volunteer opportunities during the phase II expansion. Continued success of this project is not possible without you; the stakeholder group, DNR and all the associations that the MD OHV Alliance represents.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:35 PM   #29
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Awesome!

Sorry I've missed this thread, but I did participate in the survey back when it was open if that counts for anything...

Good job folks!
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:36 PM   #30
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Just thought we'd share a 8 July Cumberland Times news article

DNR close to living up to trail promise
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