Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Association

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Upcoming Events

AOHVA AGM

  • Date: Sunday, May 28th, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Best Western Premier
  • Freeport Inn and Suites
    86 Freeport Boulevard N.E.
    Calgary, AB

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*Please advise of your attendance so we can make the necessary refreshment and snack arrangements by May 24th, 2017.

Breaking News

Stewardship Days demonstrate OHV users’ care for the environment

Annual events dedicated to building and maintaining Alberta’s multi-use trail network

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Be Safe. Be Responsible. Be Respectful. Be Courteous

AOHVA Campaign promotes OHV rider etiquette while enjoying Alberta’s natural landscapes

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AOHVA reminds all OHV users that safety is a top priority

Information, Safety and Education Programs available to riders of all ages

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Alberta introduces OHV Helmet Law May 15, 2017

As of May 15, 2017, CSA-compliant helmets must be worn by OHV users when riding on public land. Public land means Crown land, including areas that have been designated for public OHV use, public roadway and highway rights-of-way.

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Road and Trail Closures

The Waiparous Creek Bridge Project (Ghost Public Land Use Zone, PLUZ) will be constructed in the summer of 2017. Recreational users should be aware of changes to this area, including road and recreational trail closures; effective May 10, 2017 – August 30, 2017.

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada’s national initiative to promote motorcycle safety among all road and trail users across Canada.

Show your commitment to motorcycle safety and help make Canada one of the safest places in the world to ride a motorcycle.

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AOHVA makes formal submission to Alberta Environment and Parks; Castle Parks Draft Management Plan

The Government of Alberta is currently enacting the biggest change to land use in the province in 30 years. With that in mind, AOHVA took the opportunity to provide the government with some important insight and information. It is our hope that AOHVA and the Government of Alberta, Environment and Parks will work together to establish a foundation from which to fortify Alberta’s parks and public spaces, ensuring they are places all Albertans can enjoy.

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ACESS submits proposal for Castle Draft Management Plan

The Alberta Committee for Eastern Slopes Stewardship (ACESS) has prepared this proposal for a model of open camping within the Castle Parks area. This proposal is designed to address the existing demand for open (random) access camping within the Castle Parks area in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner to providing the diverse camping experiences Albertans currently engage in.

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WORKING TO KEEP YOU RIDING.

With increased pressure and expectations for recreational off-highway vehicle use on single track and multi-use trails, AOHVA continues to work in partnership with our affiliates at the national level; and we actively advocate at the provincial and local levels to increase the number of and access to recreation trails in the province.

We represent our members’ interests on a number of committees focused on recreation access to and usage on private and public lands in Alberta; supporting partnerships with other willing and committed trail organizations.

Did you know...

The Government of Alberta is currently working to develop and implement a province-wide Land Use Framework, enacting the biggest change to land use in the province in 30 years. AOHVA believes that in 2017, Albertans will be facing a significant reduction or restrictions to their access and enjoyment of Alberta’s outdoor spaces.

AOHVA makes formal submission to Alberta Environment and Parks; Castle Parks Draft Management Plan

The Government of Alberta is currently enacting the biggest change to land use in the province in 30 years. With that in mind, AOHVA took the opportunity to provide the government with some important insight and information. It is our hope that AOHVA and the Government of Alberta, Environment and Parks will work together to establish a foundation from which to fortify Alberta’s parks and public spaces, ensuring they are places all Albertans can enjoy.

Read more…

ACESS submits proposal for Castle Parks Draft Management Plan

The Alberta Committee for Eastern Slopes Stewardship (ACESS) has prepared this proposal for a model of open camping within the Castle Parks area. This proposal is designed to address the existing demand for open (random) access camping within the Castle Parks area in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner to providing the diverse camping experiences Albertans currently engage in.

Read more…

AOHVA has a 4-Point Plan for Environmentally Responsible OHV Use

Our proposed solution is comprehensive and actionable, inclusive and environmentally, socially, and financially responsible. By incorporating best practices from across North America and by implementing innovative approaches to developing, managing and sustaining shared trail networks we can make Alberta the model for conflict-free recreational trail development and management.

Read about our 4-Point Plan here

GoA LAND USE FRAMEWORK

AOHVA encourages and supports the development of the Land Use Framework for the respectful enjoyment of the back country, understanding that it is there to protect the environment and wilderness FOR the people of Alberta and not to keep it FROM the people.

GoA LAND FOOTPRINT MANAGEMENT PLAN

AOHVA supports and encourages an open, transparent and collaborative consultation process to develop the land footprint and biodiversity management framework. Our concern is that the current linear target of 0.6 km2 is not based on scientific evidence applicable to the Alberta Landscape. The only methodology used to date appears to be computer modeling based on unscientific variables or data.

AOHVA RECREATION TRAIL SERVICE DELIVERY ORGANIZATION

AOHVA has worked diligently for the past 7 years to establish a dedicated and focused organization to ensure the appropriate development, enhancement and maintenance of sustainable, designated trails for all off-highway recreation enthusiasts in Alberta. All of the trail development, restoration and revitalization can be done with no cost to the public through tax dollars but completed through the proposed user fee by the AOHVA Recreation Trail Service Delivery Organization.

BE INFORMED…GET ENGAGED

If you value Alberta’s wide open spaces and your opportunity to enjoy them, now is the time to join and lend your support to your local OHV club or one in the area in which you ride – take action to be part of the solution.

  • Sign up on the AOHVA website to receive updates
  • Share this information with everyone you know
  • Add your voice to the public discussion, share your opinion
  • Express your concerns to your MLA and municipal leaders

Land Use Framework

Random Camping

AOHVA September 2015 Position On Random Camping

OHV Management

AOHVA – April 2014 – Key Messages

AOHVA – Recreation Trail Service Delivery Organization

AOHVA – Sept 2015 – Establishment of a DAO

Helmet Law

OHV Helmets in the Traffic Safety Act