OHV Action Team Designated

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OHV Action Team Designated

Custer, S.D., May 7, 2021— Black Hills National Forest officials have designated ten members of the public to serve on a volunteer committee that will work together to make improvements to the motorized trail system program on the Forest.

The committee, called the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Action Team, will take its direction from the Black Hills National Forest and work to solve issues that have developed from a continued increase in off-highway vehicles on the Forest.

“The OHV Action Team includes stakeholders and partners who are highly engaged in the motorized trail program,” said Jerry Krueger, Deputy Forest Supervisor. “We are involving the public to help us improve the system that will ultimately benefit user groups, public land neighbors, local communities, and tourism / economic industries.”

Some items on the list of immediate actions include clearly defining OHV width limitations, improve public engagement and education, identify and prioritize trail repairs and improvements needed, improve law enforcement presence, improve OHV system signage and engage with partners and volunteers for assistance on high priority projects.

The OHV Action Team was developed after a two-day OHV Summit that was held on Feb. 25-26.  

For more information on the Black Hills National Forest, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/blackhills/.

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