ARIZONA STATE PARKS: For Immediate Release
Managing and conserving Arizona’s natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our Parks and through our Partners. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Bilbrey at (602) 542-1996 or (602) 228-8518. Contact by Email: pio(at)azstateparks.gov
(Phoenix, AZ -- October 15, 2012) The Arizona State Parks department is hosting three workshops to provide input on the Statewide Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program. The purpose of these workshops are to identify key issues related to OHV recreation in Arizona from all stakeholder perspectives and to gather information from all stakeholders to help the agency operate a comprehensive and effective OHV program.
Arizona State Parks does not currently manage land for OHV recreation but plays a major role in OHV planning and management across the state in many ways. The Statewide OHV Program administers grant funds from both state and federal sources, coordinates a statewide OHV advisory group and provides educational information. "The program has had many accomplishments and received national awards, but due to budget reductions and staffing shortages the program has operated at a minimal level for the past few years," said State Parks Executive Director Bryan Martyn. "We recently used the state OHV Recreation Fund proceeds to hire an OHV Program Coordinator and will be revamping the Statewide OHV program. Staff will be soliciting input from all stakeholders on how best to move forward," he said.
The workshops will be held:
Phoenix -- Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm - Arizona State Land Department auditorium, 1616 W. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ
Flagstaff -- Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm - Arizona Game and Fish Department office, 3500 S. Lake Mary Rd., Flagstaff, AZ
Tucson -- Thur, Nov 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm - Arizona Game and Fish Department office, 555 N. Greasewood Rd., Tucson, AZ
For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703), visit the website at AZStateparks.com or Twitter/Facebook AZStateParks.
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