If you attended WOHVA’s Annual OHV Workshops and Membership Meetings this past April you’ll recall that Cameron Bump, Leader for the WI DNR ROA Project was one of our keynote speakers.

I recently reached out to Cameron to get an update on the response from the 4WD community regarding this project. I asked for information I can share with our members. I also asked him to compare 4WD responses to other user groups to see how we match up. His response is below.

“I think that we have received a fair number of responses from the 4WD community, typically less than 100 or so respondents per region from what I can pull from the data.  Other activities like walking or biking have responses in the 700-800 range.

The ROA simply makes a recommendation on properties that might have potential for a particular use. The next steps for any changes to be enacted would be the master planning process. That is where alternatives for property-specific changes on open roads and other recreational uses are considered by the public and then approved or adjusted by the Natural Resources Board.”

There is an opportunity to appear in person to an open house meeting in Appleton. Leaders from WOHVA, W4WDA & Wrangle Riders will be attending. This is a great chance for us to make our voices heard.

The DNR is hosting an open house meeting for the Lake Winnebago Waters area (Northern Kettle Moraine Possible Trails) at Fox Valley Technical College on November 1st. Fox Valley Technical College – Bordini Center, 5 Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914

It is imperative that we improve our response numbers if we have a chance to gain 4WD access to state lands.