Thursday, March 10, 2011

OHV ALERT - Attend Special OHV Commission Meeting on March 14 in Sacramento

As most HQ followers already know, government officials are once again proposing to “shift” (don’t know if it is loan or a take) $10 million dollars ($5 million from grants and $5 million from Division) out of the OHV Trust Fund. Also, there is a proposal to “sweep” (don’t know if it is loan or take) $21+ million dollars out of the OHV Reserve Fund.

Because of the thousands of letters and phone calls from extremely frustrated (some are even angry) OHV enthusiasts to your elected officials, park staff, and the OHV Commission, the Commission has scheduled a special meeting/hearing on this issue for Monday, March 14, 2011 in Sacramento.

HQ does not usually urge riders to take time off work or make a special trip (however thanks to those of you who do attend regular meetings) to attend regularly scheduled OHV commission meetings, but this is of such a critical nature that HQ is making a formal request for attendance to those who will be impacted by the shifting of funds out of the OHV program. Those affected stakeholders include OHV enthusiasts, FS/BLM recreation staff and law enforcement officers, county parks, local sheriff departments, search and rescue teams, county park departments, local police departments, and many others.


DoubleTree Hotel
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

March 14, 2011 at 9:30 am



Riders, shop owners, aftermarket manufacturers, federal land managers, local law enforcement, county officials, affected businesses, and other stakeholders that will be impacted by this fiscal hit to the OHV program.

I will be there and I hope that many of you will come and take a stand with me and other members of the OHV family to fight against another raid on the OHV Trust Fund. Let’s put the “Trust” back into the Trust Fund.

See you there.


  1. Don, we'd like to organize a road trip from Redding. What time is the meeting being held, where, and can you meet us somewhere to show us the ropes while there.

    Pat Henderson

  2. Pat/Breanna, The meeting place is posted in the blog -- The DoubleTree Hotel in Sac at 9:30 am on Mon -- I will be there at 9:00 am or earlier. I will be glad to visit with you at the meeting. The important thing is for real access folks to show up.