Washington D.C.-Thursday, Senator Mark R. Maynard of the 6th district met with the US Forest Service. He had scheduled the meeting due to a past discovery that in Tucker county(which is almost entirely Mongahela forest) has virtually no OHV trails due to gated roads.
Senator Maynard is a proponent of OHV trails, so he set up a meeting with the US forest service to discuss. There are 921,000 acres of monongahela forest in WV, with zero designated ohv trails, 1,064,176 acres of the George Washington National Forest and with the Jefferson national forest making up 709,593 acres with neither having OHV trails.
Senator Maynard said “l wanted to let them know our economy and the nation’s economy can benefit. I told them l want public land to be used by nearly all forms of public interest. I want birdwatchers to have a place designated where there will be zero disturbances, but l also want a place for OHV users to enjoy their taxpayer property.” One member at the table Senator Maynard spoke with used to live in Moab, Utah, and this member of the US forest service understood the importance of embracing the off-road community. Maynard said “Hopefully they will consider. I told them we could start a pilot project in Tucker county with the Tucker county four wheelers adopting and being responsible for the trails there.” If you are a taxpayer and would like the right to access your property, Senator Maynard suggested visiting the link below, to voice the importance of OHV trails on National Forests.
Senator Mark R. Maynard
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CHAIR: Natural Resources
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