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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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Take Action

The Government of Alberta is taking away your access to many trails and open spaces throughout our province. The closure of The Castle is just the first step. Porcupine and Livingston are next!

Read on to Be Informed. Get Engaged. Take Action to be part of the solution.

Be Informed

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.

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.

Read the AOHVA Position Paper on the LAND USE FRAMEWORK

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.

Read the AOHVA Position Paper on the LINEAR FOOTPRINT

SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN REGIONAL PLAN (SSRP)

The AOHVA and its members are committed to work in a collaborative manner with user groups in the development of recreation and access management plans. However, the AOHVA strongly believes that this process could be accomplished through the establishment of a Delegated Administrative Organization. It is further proposed that participation in Access Management Plans needs to be coordinated through provincial organizations with a broader perspective.

Read the AOHVA Position Paper on the SSRP

Government of Alberta SSRP

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.

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  • Share this information with everyone you know
  • Add your voice to the public discussion, share your opinion
  • Express your concerns to the premier, the minister, your MLA and municipal leaders

TAKE ACTION…be part of the solution.

Write to the Premier, the Minister and your MLA. Follow these tips…

Be up to date on the issues and our efforts. Read more here…