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OHV Designated Routes Working Group Meeting for Oregon Dunes NRA Announced

The Siuslaw National Forest, located in western Oregon, has announced that a meeting for the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Designated Routes Working Group for the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (Oregon Dunes) will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the North Bend Public Library, located at 1800 Sherman Avenue in North Bend.
Working Group members represent the following specific interests or organizations: Organized OHV groups, unaffiliated OHV users, outfitters and/or guide businesses, mushroom pickers, fish and wildlife advocates, conservation groups, local Tribes, local community leaders, State ATV Program, local emergency response agencies, local Parks Departments, local landowners, and the general public.
This will be the fifth in a series of six meetings of the Working Group. During previous meetings, the group reviewed and discussed background information about the Oregon Dunes and the designation of routes in Management Area 10(C), discussed criteria for evaluating alternative OHV routes that could be considered for designation, and developed initial ideas for alternative routes in the middle riding area (Umpqua Beach area) and north riding area of the NRA. The group has also participated in field tours to look at conditions on the ground in all three riding areas (north, middle and south).
The Working Group will meet from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, and the public is invited to attend. The meeting agenda will be focused on developing initial designated route proposals for the south riding area (area to the north of Horsfall Beach Road) and reviewing designated route proposals for the middle and north riding areas that were developed at previous meetings. The public is invited to attend the meeting. A public comment period will be provided at 2:30 pm.
Individuals requiring alternate format material or accommodation, or who have questions regarding the meeting can contact Ross Holloway, OHV Designated Routes Working Group Facilitator, by phone at 503-812-4056 or by e-mail at rholloway@inciplan.net.
More information about the OHV working group, meeting times and agendas can be found online at
www.fs.fed.us/r6/siuslaw/projects/rec-plans-projects/dunes-routes/index.shtml

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