Thursday, September 29, 2016

OHVers Attend Nor Cal Monument Meeting to Show Interest in Management Plan

Riders Highlight Important OHV Trails at
Monument Recreation Station

A good turnout of both motorized and non-motorized trail enthusiast attended the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management’s public meeting last night in Winters, California.

The agencies said they are in the early stages (pre-scoping) of developing a management plan for the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument (BSMNM) and have invited the public to participate in Community Conversations about the Monument. The conversations are an opportunity for the public to express what is important to them about the management of the BSMNM.

OHV recreationists and clubs who use the area for trail riding and events such as enduros and dual-sport rides know just how important it is for them to participate in the public process related with the upcoming management plan for the monument.

Recreationists Engage with BLM/FS Staff

The third Community Conversation will occur Tuesday, October 4 at the Holiday Inn Express in Willows, Calif. The meeting room is at 545 N. Humboldt Ave. and will also run from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The BSMNM was established in July 2015 to preserve the objects of scientific and historic interest on the lands of the Berryessa Snow Mountain area. The 330,000-acre area is bounded on the north by the Snow Mountain Wilderness and on the south by Berryessa Mountain in north-central California. Approximately 197,000 acres are administered by US Forest Service and 133,000 acres by the BLM.

The agencies hope that you will join them at a Community Conversation. For more information please go here,


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service

QWR wants to congratulate the National Park Service (NPS) on its 100th Anniversary.  And, we also send our early congratulations to Denali National Park as it prepares to celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2017.

Armored Trail near Visitor's Center

While on a recent trip to Alaska, QWR hiked and toured in some of Denali National Park.  This is must see area for those who love the great outdoors.

Armored Trail Section in Riparian Zone

QWR supports the agency’s ongoing effort to enhance hiking and camping opportunities in that unit for both Alaskans and visitors.

Trail Sign

QWR appreciates the high-quality level of trail construction and maintenance that was noted on the trail system that stems out of the Denali National Park Visitor’s Center.

Mount Denali

While many NPS parks offer only non-motorized trail opportunities, it is important to remember that numerous park units offer some form of sustainable non-competitive street-legal or non-street legal OHV (NPS refers to OHV as ORV) touring/backcountry adventure opportunities.


As the popularity of OHV-related adventure-type recreation grows, QWR believes the NPS will continue to provide that important and specialized link for ORVers to explore and appreciate our natural world.