World Class Trail Recreation Is Goal At Lake Tahoe Basin

August 2016 Powersport News

South Lake Tahoe, CA – On Aug. 3, representatives from national, state and local off-highway vehicle (OHV) groups met with the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) to review trail-based recreation projects and volunteer opportunities. 

This OHV stakeholder meeting is part of the ongoing partnership effort started earlier this year between the Forest Service and the motorized recreation community.

In January, the Forest Service and OHV group leaders representing Coalition (BRC), California Off Road Vehicle Association, Cal 4-Wheel Drive Association and local OHV clubs came together to identify opportunities for a broader OHV collaboration to improve those user experiences. Through this preliminary dialogue, the groups identified a need to work in partnership with the Forest Service to enhance sustainable OHV recreation in the area.  

Jeff Marsolais, the LTBMU Forest Supervisor, told the attendees about his commitment to having sustainable world-class motorized opportunities in the Lake Tahoe area for both street-legal and non-street legal OHVs.  He also stated the OHV group partnerships are key to helping the agency meet this goal.

Various trail projects and potential future efforts that were presented at the meeting include; new kiosks, enhanced travel management signing and staging area improvements on both the California and Nevada sides of the area.

Don Amador, Western Representative for, stated, “I think the meeting highlighted the need for a local professional volunteer workforce that will partner with the agency to help maintain a high-quality motorized route network. It was encouraging to see the LTBMU has appointed Mike Gabor to be the trail/travel management lead to spearhead this user/agency partnership.”

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