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BLM Listening Sessions Oregon and Washington – Kennewick, WA
September 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Lion Hotel Kennewick Columbia Center, 1101 N Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336
NOHVCC is working in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and needs your assistance in learning how the BLM can better provide access to high quality OHV recreation experiences in the states of Washington and Oregon. NOHVCC and the BLM have partnered to develop a National Motorized Recreation Action Strategy that will help the BLM develop individual state strategies for providing high quality OHV opportunities and develop partnerships to help maintain those opportunities. The strategies will be used to guide the BLM in future Resource Management Plans (RMP) and Travel Management Plans (TMP), however, the strategies are NOT part of a specific travel management plan. In developing these strategies, you as a rider will have a chance to share your thoughts on the following topics:
· What activities are taking place on BLM managed land in Washington/Oregon?
· Where in general are these OHV activities taking place?
· What experiences are you looking for on BLM managed land?
· Where might these missing activities fit on BLM managed land in Washington/Oregon?
· What could the BLM do better to enhance your recreation experience?
These meetings are not being organized by the BLM, however BLM staff will attend these meetings as participants and will be on hand to discuss how future TMP and RMP processes will work, the timeline for those processes to occur in your local BLM field office area, and how your suggestions could help shape future decisions. The meetings will also be an excellent time for you to meet national, state and local BLM field office personnel. The BLM is interested in developing partnerships with individuals and organizations to improve the management of OHV recreation on BLM managed lands.
The more information we gather, the higher the quality of each statewide strategy and action plan, so please participate in the meetings and invite your fellow club members and riding buddies as well. For more information on the meetings please contact Marc Hildesheim, NOHVCC Project Manager, at 208-416-3557 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.