National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council News Release
Great Falls, MT, April 26, 2010 – The Americans for Responsible Recreational Access has recently sent out a press release regarding House Resolution 1254. This resolution is an inquiry for the executive branch of government to turn over to the House of Representatives information related to the potential National Monument designations and other public land initiatives. This resolution is in response to information that had been leaked from the Department of Interior indicating that President Obama was considering creating national monuments. These monuments would tie up more than 13 million acres of land from the public, specifically restricting OHV riding in those areas. As monuments do not require congressional or local support, it is a very effective weapon of the anti-access groups. The House Inquiry Resolution is the nly means by which the House can get the requested information.
We know that all of you are working hard to keep and create OHV trails. We also know that the monument designations would bypass all of the work that has been done y both enthusiasts and government agency people to be able to effectively manage OHV recreation. Although NOHVCC does not lobby congress, we understand the need for local input and say in our recreational areas and support the efforts of ARRA and other organizations in their efforts in Washington to ensure local input is maintained.
We ask that you also support ARRA’s, or the organization of your choice, efforts by going to their website to send a letter to your representatives in Washington. Please do this as soon as possible since HR 1254 is scheduled for vote on April 28th. You may also wish to be put on ARRA’s alert list.