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TAKE ACTION FOR ALBERTA’S BACKCOUNTRY

2018-03-30

The North Saskatchewan Regional Advisory Council (RAC) was appointed to provide the Government of Alberta with advice for developing the North Saskatchewan Regional Plan.

TAKE ACTION FOR ALBERTA’S BACKCOUNTRY

2018-02-06

There is tremendous pressure from foreign funded Environmental Groups and Lobbyists on what Alberta does with its Public Lands.

PROTECTING AND PRESERVING ALL ALBERTANS’ OPPORTUNITY TO RECREATE ON PUBLIC LANDS

2017-12-07

The Second Gear Motorcycle Club (SGMC) of Calgary has created a video capturing the reasons why Albertans ride and why it is important to them.

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT AND ALBERTANS’ OPPORTUNITY TO RIDE

2017-11-08

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 shared recreational trail development and management.

Preserving and Protecting Your Opportunity To Enjoy The Back Country

2017-10-11

An estimated loss of over 2,200 km of OHV trails in southwest Alberta is expected to be announced by the government. Be informed. Get engaged. TAKE ACTION!

When Opinion and Ideology Outweigh Evidence and Fact

2017-09-14

Stakeholders, including AOHVA, voiced concerns about the lack of information available for review and reference while being asked to make sound judgements and decisions about the future of recreation in Porcupine Hills and Livingstone.

Recreation Management Plan for Porcupine Hills and Livingstone under development

2017-09-01

The NDP Government is proceeding with the development of a Recreation Management Plan for Porcupine Hills and Livingstone. They are making important decisions about how Albertans recreate on public lands – despite a lack of relevant information to base such decisions on.

OHV users targeted by the NDP Government

2017-08-16

The Red Flags Are Going UP…OHV Users Are Being Targeted by the NDP Government

Minister Shannon Phillips and a number environmental activists are purposely seeking to destroy the public’s image of OHV users. They are seeding the public dialogue with inflammatory language and negative images NOT representative of the majority of OHV users and their families who are responsible and respectful in their enjoyment of Alberta’s public lands.

AOHVA radio campaign hits the airwaves

2017-07-27

AOHVA hits the airwaves

To raise awareness of expected OHV trail closures with a broader cross section of OHV users and their families, AOHVA is running radio ads in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge through the end of August, 2017. HELP US GET THE WORD OUT.

What if you show up to ride or camp and the gates are closed?

2017-07-11

What if you show up to ride or camp and the gates are closed?

AOHVA believes that in 2017 and 2018, Albertans will be facing a significant reduction to their access and enjoyment of Alberta’s outdoor spaces. 

AOHVA campaign promotes safe, responsible and respectful OHV use

2017-06-01

AOHVA is as concerned as anyone about improper OHV use when it comes to the environment and peoples’ safety. To promote safe, responsible and respectful off-highway vehicle use, the AOHVA and member clubs will be actively engaging Albertans as they head out into the back country in the coming weeks; greeting Albertans and providing them with important information to help ensure an enjoyable experience for all trail users.

OHV riders are reminded to: Be Safe. Be Responsible. Be Respectful. Be Courteous.

AOHVA and ACESS both make formal submissions regarding the Castle

2017-05-09

After helping to raise the awareness of important issues related to OHV use in the Castle with Albertans across the province, and participating in the government’s public consultation process, AOHVA and ACESS both have made formal submissions for consideration.

Alberta Environment and Parks is now reviewing and considering all comments received through the public consultation process; and will revise the draft management plan as necessary to reflect public feedback. We anticipate a formal announcement to be forthcoming in June 2017.

AOHVA MAKES FORMAL SUBMISSION TO ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT AND PARKS; CASTLE PARKS DRAFT MANAGEMENT PLAN

2017-04-18

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.

Who’s behind the push to eliminate OHV users, open campers and families off the Alberta landscape?

2017-04-13

AOHVA believes that all Albertans have the right to understand how science is being used to guide important decisions affecting their opportunity to enjoy the province’s outdoor spaces; and the government has the responsibility to be upfront and open with all Albertans in that regard.

OHV Rider Safety starts with the proper gear and proper instruction.

2017-04-06

Spring has arrived and Albertans are looking forward to heading outdoors – preparing for their first trip to the back country. In addition to regular machine maintenance, there are some things OHV riders and campers might want to be aware of.

ACESS SUBMITS PROPOSAL FOR CASTLE PARKS DRAFT MANAGEMENT PLAN

2017-04-01

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.

AOHVA establishes sub-committee focusing on Open Camping, ALBERTA COMMITTEE FOR EASTERN SLOPES STEWARDSHIP (ACESS)

2017-03-29

AOHVA has established a new cross-organization committee with the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Alberta and the Alberta Fish and Game Association specifically to focus on the camping-related aspects of Albertans’ outdoor activities. This committee has undertaken direct research to ascertain the key drivers of Albertans’ camping experiences including, but not limited to: who goes along, what they do when they camp, where they go and how they select their spot as well as the economic impacts.

The Public Consultation process is changing.

2017-03-15

News information sessions, changes to the Government of Alberta survey, new surveys on OHV user experiences. Your input counts.

Be informed. Get engaged. TAKE ACTION!

Be informed. Get engaged. TAKE ACTION!

2017-03-08

Plan to attend one of the meetings set for public consultation on recreational uses in southern Alberta and the Castle parks. Additional meetings will be scheduled for the coming weeks.

What did Minister Shannon Phillips’ recent announcement really mean?

2017-03-08

In simple terms, the Minister’s announcement means the consultation period has been extended another 30 days.

Nothing more.

OHV Use in the News: March 1-2, 2017

2017-03-03

It might seem odd to talk about two days of media coverage – but there has been a lot and it was significant to our cause. This is a chronological collection of recent media activity; print, radio and television.

AOHVA’s Environmentally Responsible Solution

2017-03-01

The AOHVA has a 4-point plan to ensure that past damage is corrected and not repeated in the future.

Public Survey (Government of Alberta)

2017-02-27

Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Management Plan EVERY OHV RIDER IN ALBERTA SHOULD COMPLETE THIS SURVEY TO HELP PROTECT AND PRESERVE YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO RIDE NOT ONLY IN THE CASTLE, BUT ACROSS THE PROVINCE

An open letter to Albertans from AOHVA President Brent Hodgson

2017-02-24

In every jurisdiction where OHV activities occur, it is groups like the Alberta Off-highway Vehicle Association (AOHVA) who lead the way to promote safe, responsible and respectable vehicle use. AOHVA is as concerned as anyone about improper OHV use when it comes to the environment and peoples’ safety.

Be informed. Get engaged. TAKE ACTION

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