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Advocacy

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.

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.

It is our intent to establish a stronger working relationship with the Government of Alberta and the Ministry of Environment and Parks so that we can collectively work to protect and preserve Alberta’s outdoor spaces alongside the outdoor pursuits enjoyed by all Albertans.

We encourage you to take some time to read through the information in this section to become better informed about the many advocacy activities AOHVA continues to undertake to preserve and protect access to Alberta’s public spaces - on behalf of Albertans.

AOHVA Participation

AOHVA has worked diligently and in collaboration with the government for the past 7 years to establish a dedicated and focused organization to ensure the appropriate development, enhancement and maintenance of user-funded, designated trails for all off-highway recreation enthusiasts in Alberta. AOHVA Board Members have attended more than a hundred meetings with Government of Alberta ministers and staff over the years…and while there have been different ministers and staff, our team was a constant at the table - along with OHV colleagues from member clubs.

AOHVA has been an active Participant throughout the Land Use Frameowrk and Regional Planning processes.

AOHVA has been an active participant throughout the Land Use Framework and Regional Planning Process

  • Lower Athabasca Regional Plan
    • Representation Biodiversity Management Plan Meetings
    • Representation at Linear Footprint Planning Meetings
    • Representation at Preliminary Recreation Planning Meetings
  • North Saskatchewan Regional Plan
    • Representation at Introductory planning process
  • South Saskatchewan Regional Plan
    • Representation at all 57 public consultation process
    • Representation at Biodiversity Management Plan meetings
    • Representation at Linear Footprint Management meetings
    • Representation at Recreation Planning Meetings – Porcupine Hills/ Livingstone
    • Representation at Castle Park Management Plan Consultations
  • Ghost Area Management Plan
  • Eagle Point Blue Rapids Park Council
  • Castle Special Management Area Plan and Access Plan
  • Bighorn Backcountry Access Management Plan
  • Secondee in the Integrated Land Management Project
  • Land Use Framework Planning Working Groups
  • Richardson Backcountry Access Plan
  • Redwater Natural Area Recreational planning
  • Coal Branch Land Use Planning
  • Alberta Recreational Corridors Coordinating Committee
  • AOHVA clubs supporting the Bighorn Standing Committee
  • AOHVA clubs supporting the Clearwater Trails Initiative

AOHVA Document Library

In addition to attending meetings and public consultations, AOHVA has developed and provided documentation to the government for their review and consideration. Such documentation includes but is not limited to the following items; details of which have previously been formally submitted to Alberta Environment and Parks for consideration and response:

LAND USE FRAMEWORK

 OHV Trail MANAGEMENT

  • AOHVA – September 2015 – Updated Establishment of a DAO for a Designated OHV Trail System, updated from 2010 AOHVA Sept 2015 Establishment of a DAO
  • AOHVA – April 2014 – Trail – ESRD Approval Process (Trail Disposition for Recreation)

RANDOM CAMPING

PUBLIC CONSULTATION OBSERVATIONS

  • AOHVA – September 2016 - Observations on public participation process and collaboration approach that is currently being used in the Land Use Framework

HELMET LAW

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