How Managing Motorized Trails Benefits Tourism<br /><ul><li>Dennis Duehren, Caribou-Targhee NF (R-4)
Troy Elmore, Idaho Dept. of Parks & Recreation
 Doug Gober, Clearwater NF (R-1)
Lance Hebdon, Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game
Terry Heslin, BLM—Idaho State Office (moderator)</li></ul>Idaho Conference on Recreation and Tourism<br />
Travel Planning and Tourism<br />
OHVs are recognized as a<br />legitimate use of Public Lands<br />
Challenges<br /><ul><li>Providing opportunities
Managing impacts
Managing conflicts</li></li></ul><li>Forest Service Travel Planning Rule 2005<br /><ul><li>Mandated designated routes and ...
Eliminated cross country travel except for very limited areas
 Standardized designations and map products</li></li></ul><li>Benefits to Recreational Visitors <br />Consistent maps, ter...
Agency Focus = funding <br /><ul><li>Trail improvements
Parking areas
Safety
Reduction of impacts
Maps and signs</li></li></ul><li>Southern Idaho Forests – Current Situation<br />Caribou – Targhee  NF<br /><ul><li> Plann...
 Focus on signing and</li></ul>   education/enforcement<br />
Salmon – Challis NF<br /><ul><li>Planning completed
Under litigation
MVUMs available soon</li></li></ul><li>Sawtooth NF<br /><ul><li>Completed planning in 2008
Under litigation on one unit
MVUMs available
Working on winter travel now</li></ul>Payette NF<br /><ul><li>Completed planning
Under litigation
MVUMs available soon</li></li></ul><li>Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition  "Economic Contribution of Off-Highway Vehic...
Economic Importance of OHV Recreation in Arizona2002, Arizona State University conducted a yearlong economic study of recr...
Wyoming State Trails - 2006 “A survey and Economic Assessment of off-road vehicle use in Wyoming"<br />Residents reported ...
Wyoming State Trails - 2006 “A survey and Economic Assessment of off-road vehicle use in Wyoming"<br />The results show th...
Paiute Trail UtahEconomics<br />60,000 riders annually – 75% from outside area<br />Average rider spends $110 a day to rid...
BENEFITSofPLANNEDATVTRAILS<br />
 RANDOM ATV TRAILS<br /><ul><li>Out of area visitors have no clue that they exist let alone where they go
Miles “out there” do not equate to value
Generate a lot of random riding as a result of visitor confusion about where to go
Confused / frustrated riders make less than desirable route choices</li></li></ul><li>A PLANNED ATV SYSTEM<br /><ul><li>In...
 Signing makes it easy to find and follow the route
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  • Use of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) is allowed on designated open roads. These roads are available to all motorized vehicles during non-winter months. Snowmobilers may enjoy good winter conditions on numerous trails on the mountain from November 26 to March 15. Trails are restricted in order to discourage encroachment onto winter ranges for deer and elk. However, there is approximately 300 miles of groomed trails in the area, many of which are on Craig Mountain WMA.Use of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) is allowed on designated open roads. These roads are available to all motorized vehicles during non-winter months. Snowmobilers may enjoy good winter conditions on numerous trails on the mountain from November 26 to March 15. Trails are restricted in order to discourage encroachment onto winter ranges for deer and elk. However, there is approximately 300 miles of groomed trails in the area, many of which are on Craig Mountain WMA. The Red Bird Canyon addition to Craig Mtn OPENED access to ATV w/seasonal restrictions that did not have public access earlier. During some times of the year, ANDRUS WMA roads are open ONLY to ATV use and provide a controlled yet high quality outdoor opportunity. Our WMA’s are managed to provide a variety of outdoor experiences including motorized and non-motorized opportunities.Activities include hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, camping, horse trail riding, OHV rides, Sunday afternoon picnics.
  • Hunt Planner has a query feature that allows you to tailor your hunting trip. From the query you choose what type of hunting you are interested in. I chose to look at all big game general hunting opportunities and then refined my search to Unit 29 in the Salmon Region. From the list of available hunts, you can click on the unit link and all sorts of information is at your fingertips including season dates, bag limits, all the applicable rules and regulations, prior season harvest statistics, public access information, links to land manager web pages, Access Yes! properties, land use/land cover information, links to weather, local area Lodging, Camping and services, regional airports, and the IDFG interactive Map Center, where you can build a customized map, save and print for your planned hunt.
  • Iicc may 2010

    1. 1. How Managing Motorized Trails Benefits Tourism<br /><ul><li>Dennis Duehren, Caribou-Targhee NF (R-4)
    2. 2. Troy Elmore, Idaho Dept. of Parks & Recreation
    3. 3. Doug Gober, Clearwater NF (R-1)
    4. 4. Lance Hebdon, Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game
    5. 5. Terry Heslin, BLM—Idaho State Office (moderator)</li></ul>Idaho Conference on Recreation and Tourism<br />
    6. 6. Travel Planning and Tourism<br />
    7. 7. OHVs are recognized as a<br />legitimate use of Public Lands<br />
    8. 8. Challenges<br /><ul><li>Providing opportunities
    9. 9. Managing impacts
    10. 10. Managing conflicts</li></li></ul><li>Forest Service Travel Planning Rule 2005<br /><ul><li>Mandated designated routes and uses
    11. 11. Eliminated cross country travel except for very limited areas
    12. 12. Standardized designations and map products</li></li></ul><li>Benefits to Recreational Visitors <br />Consistent maps, terminology, and signing.<br />A variety of recreational access opportunities<br />Reduces conflicts between users<br />
    13. 13. Agency Focus = funding <br /><ul><li>Trail improvements
    14. 14. Parking areas
    15. 15. Safety
    16. 16. Reduction of impacts
    17. 17. Maps and signs</li></li></ul><li>Southern Idaho Forests – Current Situation<br />Caribou – Targhee NF<br /><ul><li> Planning complete, </li></ul> amendments progressing<br /><ul><li> MVUMs available
    18. 18. Focus on signing and</li></ul> education/enforcement<br />
    19. 19. Salmon – Challis NF<br /><ul><li>Planning completed
    20. 20. Under litigation
    21. 21. MVUMs available soon</li></li></ul><li>Sawtooth NF<br /><ul><li>Completed planning in 2008
    22. 22. Under litigation on one unit
    23. 23. MVUMs available
    24. 24. Working on winter travel now</li></ul>Payette NF<br /><ul><li>Completed planning
    25. 25. Under litigation
    26. 26. MVUMs available soon</li></li></ul><li>Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition "Economic Contribution of Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation in Colorado"<br />The annual total economic contribution of motorized recreation in Colorado exceeds $1,027,000,000.<br />It is responsible for over 12,000 jobs, $370 million in labor income, $129 million in property income, $107 million in taxes, and $243 million in downstream gross sales that provide economic benefits to citizens, businesses, and governments.<br />
    27. 27. Economic Importance of OHV Recreation in Arizona2002, Arizona State University conducted a yearlong economic study of recreational off-highway vehicle use in Arizona<br />Creates a statewide economic impact of $4.25 billion (multiplier effect*)<br /> Contributes $3.1 billion to local economies through OHV-related retail sales<br /> Adds $187 million to annual state tax revenues<br /> Provides $1.1 billion in household income (salaries/wages) for AZ residents<br /> Supports 36,951 full-time and part-time jobs in Arizona<br />
    28. 28. Wyoming State Trails - 2006 “A survey and Economic Assessment of off-road vehicle use in Wyoming"<br />Residents reported spending an average of $27.04 per day, Non-residents reported spending an average of $31.70 per person per day on trips to Wyoming and $243.03 annually in the state of Wyoming (in addition to trip expenses). The result is an estimated $149.1 million in total trip spending by both registered and non-registered resident ORV users.<br />Based on the projected number of ORVs in the state, residents spent over $189 million on ORVs and related expenses in 2006.<br />
    29. 29. Wyoming State Trails - 2006 “A survey and Economic Assessment of off-road vehicle use in Wyoming"<br />The results show that an estimated 127 new jobs and an additional $3.3 million in earnings are contributed to the Wyoming economy by registered non-resident ORV users. If the same ratio of resident registered users to total users as found in the telephone survey is applied to non-residents, then the jobs and earnings estimate would increase to 679 jobs and over $17.6 million in earnings.<br />
    30. 30. Paiute Trail UtahEconomics<br />60,000 riders annually – 75% from outside area<br />Average rider spends $110 a day to ride<br />Brings $4,950,000 annually into local economy<br />On average - $1 spent 4 times before it leaves the community which boosts the local economy by $20,000,000<br />Information from a 2003 PowerPoint<br />
    31. 31. BENEFITSofPLANNEDATVTRAILS<br />
    32. 32. RANDOM ATV TRAILS<br /><ul><li>Out of area visitors have no clue that they exist let alone where they go
    33. 33. Miles “out there” do not equate to value
    34. 34. Generate a lot of random riding as a result of visitor confusion about where to go
    35. 35. Confused / frustrated riders make less than desirable route choices</li></li></ul><li>A PLANNED ATV SYSTEM<br /><ul><li>Information and maps are available for planning the trip
    36. 36. Signing makes it easy to find and follow the route
    37. 37. Travels through interesting country
    38. 38. Makes a loop and maybe sub-loops
    39. 39. Route is “ATV size”
    40. 40. Trailheads have ATV information and maps
    41. 41. Avoids busy roads
    42. 42. Safe but provides some challenge
    43. 43. Includes interpretive signing
    44. 44. Maintained – ideally by the users</li></li></ul><li>PLANNED SYSTEM BENEFITS<br /><ul><li>More likely to attract non-local visitors
    45. 45. Clearly defined, interesting system routes reduce riding elsewhere
    46. 46. Resource impacts reduced
    47. 47. Law enforcement issues reduced
    48. 48. Maintenance efforts can be better focused </li></li></ul><li>CLEARWATER NF SYSTEMS<br />
    49. 49. ATV SYSTEM MAPS<br />
    50. 50. CLEARWATER NF TRAVEL PLAN<br /><ul><li>Forest- wide
    51. 51. Includes winter uses
    52. 52. Final EIS in progress
    53. 53. Decision in Fall 2010
    54. 54. MVUM and Winter Map for 2011 season</li></li></ul><li>NEZ PERCE NF DRAMVU<br /><ul><li> Forest- wide
    55. 55. Supplemental DEIS out for comment
    56. 56. Decision in Fall 2010
    57. 57. MVUM for 2011 season</li></li></ul><li>KANIKSU<br /><ul><li>Summer based on existing travel plan
    58. 58. MVUM for 2011 season
    59. 59. MVUM to be adjusted in Forest Plan revision 2012
    60. 60. DEIS for winter this Fall</li></ul>COEUR D’ALENE<br /><ul><li>MVUM available now</li></ul>ST. JOE<br /><ul><li>EA in May
    61. 61. MVUM this Fall</li></ul>IDAHO PANHANDLE NF’sTRAVEL PLANS<br />
    62. 62. Wildlife Management Areas<br />http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/wildlife/wma/<br />Visiting Tex Creek WMA<br />Public Use of Craig Mountain WMA<br />
    63. 63. http://fishgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/huntplanner/default.aspx<br />
    64. 64. BLM Idaho, TMP StatusMay, 2010<br />Completed Seven TMPs covering nearly 1.5 million acres:<br />
    65. 65. BLM Idaho, TMP StatusMay, 2010<br />Completed Seven TMPs covering nearly 1.5 million acres:<br /><ul><li>Pocatello, Black Rock—1995</li></li></ul><li>BLM Idaho, TMP StatusMay, 2010<br />Completed Seven TMPs covering nearly 1.5 million acres:<br /><ul><li>Pocatello, Black Rock—1995
    66. 66. Owyhee, Wilson--2007</li></li></ul><li>BLM Idaho, TMP StatusMay, 2010<br />Completed Seven TMPs covering nearly 1.5 million acres:<br /><ul><li>Pocatello, Black Rock—1995
    67. 67. Owyhee, Wilson—2007
    68. 68. Challis, Challis FO--2008</li></li></ul><li>BLM Idaho, TMP StatusMay, 2010<br />Completed Seven TMPs covering nearly 1.5 million acres:<br /><ul><li>Pocatello, Black Rock—1995
    69. 69. Owyhee, Wilson—2007
    70. 70. Challis, Challis FO—2008
    71. 71. Coeur d’Alene FO—2008</li></li></ul><li>BLM Idaho, TMP StatusMay, 2010<br />Completed Seven TMPs covering nearly 1.5 million acres:<br /><ul><li>Pocatello, Black Rock—1995
    72. 72. Owyhee, Wilson—2007
    73. 73. Challis, Challis FO—2008
    74. 74. Coeur d’Alene FO—2008
    75. 75. Owyhee, Murphy--2009</li></li></ul><li>BLM Idaho, TMP StatusMay, 2010<br />Completed Seven TMPs covering nearly 1.5 million acres:<br /><ul><li>Pocatello, Black Rock—1995
    76. 76. Owyhee, Wilson—2007
    77. 77. Challis, Challis FO—2008
    78. 78. Coeur d’Alene FO—2008
    79. 79. Owyhee, Murphy—2009
    80. 80. Shoshone, Craters of the Moon NM--2009</li></li></ul><li>BLM Idaho, TMP StatusMay, 2010<br />Completed Seven TMPs covering nearly 1.5 million acres:<br /><ul><li>Pocatello, Black Rock—1995
    81. 81. Owyhee, Wilson—2007
    82. 82. Challis FO—2008
    83. 83. Coeur d’Alene FO—2008
    84. 84. Owyhee, Murphy—2009
    85. 85. Shoshone, Craters of the Moon NM—2009
    86. 86. Cottonwood FO--2010</li></li></ul><li>Desired Outcomes<br />
    87. 87. Questions?<br />

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