Attend Allegheny National Forest Open Houses on Proposed Changes to ATV Trail System

The Allegheny National Forest (ANF) has announced that it will hold open houses at the Marienville Ranger District to present information and gather feedback on proposed changes to managing its ATV trail network. It is important for OHV enthusiasts to stay involved in the public lands management planning process by attending public meetings!

Dates and Times

November 29, 2017, 6 – 8 pm
December 6, 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Marienville District Ranger Station, 131 Smokey Lane, Marienville, PA 16239

ATV Trail Network Proposals

ANF’s notice states that the proposals under consideration include:

  • Options to restrict machine type, size and/or weight on the various ATV trails;
  • Proposal to add approximately 12 miles to the Marienville ATV Trail with a connector to a new trailhead north of the Marienville community;
  • The feasibility of increasing the permit fees for the ATV trail network;
  • Proposal with Jenks Township in Forest County to establish a new trailhead 5 miles north of Marienville that would allow ATV users to link to a proposed township parking and information area in downtown Marienville. From this trailhead, the ANF is finalizing a proposal to develop a 12-mile connecting trail to the Marienville ATV trailhead, located 10.7 miles north of Marienville on State Highway 66; and
  • The feasibility of increasing ATV permit fees to provide sufficient funds for maintenance, periodic upgrades and other trail enhancements.

Comments

The ANF also notes that there will be additional opportunities to comment on any proposed action regarding the ATV trail network. Members of the public who would like to receive information on any proposed action related to the ATV trail network and submit comments at a later date should contact Jenny Monroe at vlmonroe@fs.fed.us or 814-927-5742.

Additional Info

ANF Open House Press Release

Contact the Marienville Ranger District at 814-927-6628 for further information.

About ARRA

Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA) was formed to ensure that Americans are not arbitrarily denied the right to responsibly experience and enjoy the public lands that belong to the citizens of the United States. The members of ARRA, which include horseback riders, personal watercraft users, off-highway vehicle and snowmobile riders, and vacationing families, have joined together to provide input on decisions regarding land use designation, recreation opportunities, and preservation. Its members seek responsible consideration of competing activities, which are based on sound environmental principles.

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