John Monkouski, Recreation Planner from the BLM Kremmling Field Office, invited the “Stay The Trail” education trailer to Memorial Day weekend in the North Sand Hills Special Recreation Management Area (SMRA). Located about 10 miles north of Walden Colorado and just a few miles from the Wyoming border are 1400 acres of OHV opportunities.
Thousands of OHV enthusiasts jammed into a very small area to enjoy the holiday break. It’s a great opportunity to share the Responsible Recreation campaign messages of “Stay The Trail” along with �Too Much Sound � Keep It Down� and �Keep your Wheels Where They Belong�
While there, a voluntary, free sound level test was offered as as described on the Stay The Trail web site. There weren�t a lot of volunteers to be tested, but no one turned down a personal invitation to participate.
|The Stay The Trail education trailer offers a free voluntary sound tests during a busy holiday weekend at the BLM North Sand Hills near Walden, CO.|
|John Monkouski, BLM turns up the RPM as Corey Corbett, COHVCO, checks the sound meter reading on a modified ATV. Readings over the weekend ranged from 84 dB(A) to 108 dB(A). COHVCO is supporting Colorado legislation that will limit ATV and Dirt Bike sound emissions to 96 dB(A).|
|Thousand of OHV enthusiasts bring all the toys to enjoy their holiday weekend in the sand.|
|John Monkouski, BLM Recreation Planner informed enthusiasts that scoping comments are due by July 20, 2007. The BLM Kremmling and Glenwood Springs Field Offices are reviewing the existing inventory of travel routes including those being considered for OHV designation. Go to www.blm.gov/rmp/co/kfo-gsfo for more information.|