Example of FS Road Serving as a Motorized Trail
QWR wants to commend the Black Hills National Forest for its continued efforts to provide sustainable high-quality OHV recreational opportunity. Located in South Dakota, this Forest completed its initial travel management plan in 2010.
As the following Public Broadcast video shows, the Forest Service has worked in a collaborative manner with users and other stakeholders on subsequent post Subpart B trail projects to improve their OHV program.
LINK TO OHV MANAGEMENT VIDEO
QWR believes this unit has embraced a holistic approach to managed OHV recreation. As the video shows, the agency has a “roads to trails” conversion process that utilizes existing system roads to provide varying degrees of challenge and touring opportunities for the riders.
They also install various soil erosion/water quality-related trail structures or construction techniques along with implementing a quality route information program that includes signs, updated motor vehicle use maps, and smart phone route applications.
The video also highlights the important role that OHV recreation has in supporting rural economies and related private sector businesses.
QWR thanks the Black Hills National Forest and other Forests that continue efforts to improve their managed OHV trail programs.
PS- Thanks to our longtime friend of OHV, Mark Thome, for sending this great info!