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We thank you all for your efforts with preserving our Off-Highway Access!
 
Please consider making a donation during this giving season, we do need your continued support.
 


 
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WHO IS COHVCO?

 
The mission of the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) is to represent, assist, educate, and empower OHV recreationists in the protection and promotion of off-highway motorized recreation throughout Colorado. COHVCO is an environmental organization that advocates and promotes the responsible use and conservation of our public lands and natural resources to preserve their aesthetic and recreational qualities for future generations.

COHVCO is a strong voice for motorized recreation

JOIN now to be a part of that voice!
 
Membership in COHVCO gives you the advantage of staying current on issues that really affect your access to public lands and will often give you the opportunity to let your individual voice be heard.
 
Don't ride the fence - we need you NOW!
 
(If you are a current member of COHVCO and need to renew, please login and click the renewal button at the top right of the page that appears when the cursor is on your name)
 
 
 
  


ALERTS

Wilderness:  Enough is Enough


COHVCO's partner, Trails Preservation Alliance has just released a document that will become a great tool in the box for countering Wilderness Designation documents.  Wilderness: Enough is Enough is a downloadable document that you can use as you see fit.  It has statistics, legitimate arguments and counter arguments to prove that indeed "Enough is Enough"!


 

Gunnison Sage Grouse listed as Threatened by USFWS


In a ruling handed down by USFWS Director Dan Ashe, the Gunnison Sage Grouse has been listed as threatened.  This listing stands to threaten the last two years of conservation measures that have been voluntarily carried out across the state.  Read the Article that appeared in the Denver Post on November 12.  Colorado's Governor and Congressional Leaders also offered Comments on this very unpopular decision.
 
 

Comments needed on Wildcat Canyon 

This is an urgent request to get letters of support to open "The Gulches" sent to the Park County Commissioners. Business, Organizations and individuals need to send letters in favor of Park County adopting the trails in Wildcat Canyon. Its very short notice but the letters need to be to Park County by Dec 5th.

 

The address is:

Park County Commissioners
PO Box 1373
Fairplay, CO 80440

 
or send a comment via the Park County Website 

 Public Meeting on Future of Browns Canyon

Sen. Bennet and Sen. Udall are holding a public meeting regarding the future of the Browns Canyon Proposal this weekend in Salida. The Browns Canyon proposal addresses about 22,000 acres of public land and previous legislation would have designated about 10,500 acres as Wilderness.  Previous Legislative proposals on this issue have not moved, and this meeting seeks to explore possible designation of the area as a National Monument.  This option has been opposed by Representative Lamborn's office as the monument designation process is frequently done without Congressional input.
 
Meeting will be held at the Salida Steamplant, Corner of Sackett and G Street in Salida at NOON on SAT, DEC 6.



ISSUES AT A GLANCE

This section is designed to highlight various issues where CSA, COHVCO and TPA and their partners and local clubs are defending public access to public lands. This glance at the issues is not an exhaustive list of the issues we are involved with, but rather is highlighting issues of statewide importance or interest. We have identified the user groups most directly impacted by each issue with a logo next to each issue. (updated 10/10/2014)

Recent Wins

 
1.  Legislation to release WSA designation of Molas Pass riding area clears US House Committee and BLM extends deadline. - NEW!!!Details...
        
 
2.  EPA proposal to increase ethanol in gasoline on hold for at least a year. - Details...
        
  
3.  143 miles of routes reopened to OHV usage on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District. - Details...
        
  
4.  New Lynx management documents have been published that clearly state trail usage and snow compaction are not a significant issue in lynx habitat  - Details...  
        
 
5.  The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently determined there should be no changes in forest management as the result of a wolverine in the planning area - UPDATED!Details...  
      
 
6.  The proposed expansion of parking facilities on Rabbit Ears Pass is moving forward - UPDATED! -Details...  
 
7.  Dillon Ranger District allows construction of over 20 miles of new single track motorcycle trail outside Silverthorne - Details... 
 
8.  COHVCO and partners succeeded in obtaining passage of legislation allowing the titling of off-highway and over the snow vehicles in the state of Colorado - Details...        
 
9.  COHVCO and partners were able to insure that fines were not increased for a variety of OHV related issues with the re-authorization of House Bill 1069 - Details...  
        
 
10.  Riding in the Red and White area preserved going forward - NEW!!!Details...  

Lawsuits

 
1. BLM Kremmling Field Office RMP appealed -  Details...
        
 
2.  BLM Colorado River Valley RMP appealed - Details...
         
 
3. BLM Tres Rios Field Office plan has been appealed - Details... 
      
 
4.  Winter Wildlands Legislation - Details...  
 
5.  Bear Creek Trail - Details...  
 
6.  Pike/San Isabel MVUM challenge - Details...          
 
7.  Rico/West Dolores - Details 
        

Recreational Usage Issues and Concerns

1.  BLM Planning 2.0 collaboration - NEW!!! - Details...         
 
2.  Front Range Flooding closures - NEW!!! - Details...         
 
3.  USFS has released a new proposed winter travel management rule - NEW!!! - Details... 
 
4.  Hermosa Watershed Legislation - UPDATED! - Details...         
 
5.  Bear Creek Trail Watershed - Details... 
        
 
6.  Burn Canyon Trail development - Details... 

7.  Basalt to Gypsum Trail development - Details...

8.  Expanded definitions of Navigable Waters - Details...         
 
9.  Sage Grouse Habitat/Planning - UPDATED! Details...          
 
10.  Grand Junction BLM Resource Plan - Details...        
 
11.  Dominguez-Escalante National Conversation Area (DENCA) Plan - Details...  
      
 
12.  Wilderness Proposals - UPDATED! - Details...        
 
13.  OHV permits on plated vehicles Details...          
 
14.  OHV registration number size increase - Details...          


 
  • OHV AREAS are DISAPPEARING & we NEED your HELP
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