OHV, Mountain Bike, and Horse Riding Trails Open; Visitors Can Buy Digital Permits Through ‘YourPassNow’

From AMA Webpage

The U.S. Forest Service and digital government services provider NIC Inc. are offering a new paper-free, smartphone-enabled method for visitors to pay recreation fees at Wayne National Forest in Ohio through an online service called “YourPassNow.”

Wayne National Forest trails open April 15, and trail use other than hiking requires a permit. This year, visitors will have the option of buying and presenting permits digitally through YourPassNow.

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USDA Forest Service Improves Workers Compensation

From: Kent Wellner, Trails and Dispersed Recreation Program Manager

USDA Forest Service, Northern Region

 

When volunteers and many partner groups sign up with the US Forest Service to help accomplish work on trails, work as campground hosts, or assist the Forest Service in any one of the many resources areas, they are treated just like an employee in respect to liability and potential injuries.

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New Guidelines Add Clarity To OHV Trail Signage And Placement

by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

If there is one thing that’s universal about off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail signs, it’s that when it comes to size, color, quality, placement, or clarity of the message they send to riders, they are not universal. 

Trails signs vary widely, depending on whether the trail system is on land managed by a county, state or federal agency. And on public lands as well as private ATV parks, they may be confusing ... or absent altogether.

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News From Our Bureau of Land Management

by Timothy Finger, Outdoor Recreation Planner
Billings Field Office, Bureau of Land Management

Shepherd Ah-Nei Recreation Area

Shepherd Ah Nei Recreation Area is comprised of 4,680 acres, is located about 30 miles northeast of Billings, and is an important outdoor recreation resource in the planning area.  The entire area is closed to shooting except during hunting seasons established by Fish Wildlife & Parks.  Visitor opportunities include horseback riding, birding, hunting, and OHV riding.  For management purposes, the recreation area has been separated into three smaller management areas.  Each area provides unique recreation opportunities.

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Western Governors Applaud Passage of National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act

Published on November 29, 2016.

The National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016.

Western Governors applaud this legislation, which directs the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a strategy to increase the role of volunteers and partners in National Forest System trail maintenance.

Western Governors have expressed support for the bipartisan legislation on several occasions, most recently in a letter on Sept. 21, 2016, to Representatives Cynthia Lummis and Timothy J. Walz. The letter emphasized the “urgent imperative to improve forest health in order to reduce wildfire threat and improve watersheds and habitat.” Following is a copy of that correspondence.

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