Arizona Asking Input on OHV Management Bill

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department, on behalf of the Off-highway Vehicle Legislative Workgroup, is seeking input from the public regarding the "Copper Sticker" off-highway vehicle (OHV) user fee proposed legislation. A series of informational open houses will be held around the state in October and November, and written comment will be accepted until Nov. 26.

The Off-highway Vehicle Legislative Workgroup, a group comprised of OHV recreationists and outdoor user groups, land management agencies, county and local governments, and Game and Fish have worked together to develop a "copper sticker" program to improve OHV management in Arizona. The bill will enhance funding for OHV programs including the maintenance and development of OHV trails and routes, education and information programs, enhanced law enforcement resources and mitigation for damage to environmental, historical and cultural resources from OHV recreation.

Informational public meetings describing the OHV user driven bill's highlights will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24 - Tucson, Arizona Game and Fish Department regional office 555 N. Greasewood Road
  • Wednesday, Oct. 25 - Benson, Cochise College-Benson Center 1025 S. Highway 90
  • Monday, Oct. 30 - Prescott, Prescott Valley Council Chambers 7501 E. Civic Circle
  • Thursday, Nov. 2 - Pinetop, Arizona Game and Fish Department regional office 2878 E. White Mountain Boulevard
  • Friday, Nov. 3 - Mesa, City Of Mesa Utilities Department 640 North Mesa Drive
  • Monday, Nov. 6 - Yuma, Arizona Game and Fish Department regional office 9140 E. 28th Street
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7 - Kingman, Arizona Game and Fish Department regional office 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8 - Flagstaff, Arizona Game and Fish Department regional office 3500 S. Lake Mary Road
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15 - Glendale, Glendale Foothills Branch Library 19055 N. 57th Avenue
  • Thursday, Nov. 16 - Safford, Eastern Arizona College Bonita Room 1014 N. College Avenue

The proposed legislation can be downloaded and additional information can be obtained from the department's Web site at www.azgfd.gov/ohv.

Written comment can submitted at the meetings, or through Nov. 26 either by e-mail to ohvcomments@azgfd.gov or by U.S. mail to OHV Comments, c/o Joe Sacco, Arizona Game and Fish Department, 2221 W. Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85023-4399.