portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article announcements oregon & cascadia

forest defense

Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Debate on OPB, August 31, 2010

Tomorrow morning, 08/31/2010, at 9am Lori Ann from the forest advocacy organization Bark will be going toe-to-toe with an ATV rider and Rick Acosta, the Forest Service PR rep. You can listen the program on the radio at 91.5FM or online through their website, Oregon Public Broadasting
Three examples of ORV damage along road 4610
Three examples of ORV damage along road 4610
This area was one of six sites included in one of the two final options
This area was one of six sites included in one of the two final options
This area, LaDee Flats, was not included in the final decision
This area, LaDee Flats, was not included in the final decision
This month the Mt. Hood National Forest Service published its plan for the management of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) such as ATVs and dirt bikes. The OHV Plan provides for a total of 146 miles for OHV routes on roads and trails in four areas of the forest.

Article about the FOrest Service decision on the Bark website

For those interested in commenting on this issue, go to the program website Think Out Loud: Having Fun in the Forestand submit your comments.

You are also more than welcome to call in during the program, but they are more likely to snag good comments off of the web than they are to put you on the air.

homepage: homepage: http://www.bark-out.org