This week Stay The Trail participated in an OHV Training Workshop, an Outreach Event and helped to complete a volunteer project.
COHVCO OHV Training Workshop – 7/11-13/2019 Salida, CO
The Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition in partnership with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, CPW, USFS and the BLM held a three-day workshop I Salida, CO. The theme of the workshop was: Developing Motorized Opportunities on Public Lands.
Numerous OHV trail crews, OHV clubs, Organizations and Land Managers gathered to hear presentations related to OHV recreation, current issues, program updates, and more. Some examples include updates from COHVCO, BLM, USFS including information about the PSICC, Colorado Off-Road Enterprises. Grant writing along with agency updates from the Salida District.
Stay The Trail gave a presentation discussing the STT program, what it is, how it started, what goods and services we offer to OHV trail crews and other partners. We gave updates and future goals of the program along with a visit from our mascot ROHVER.
The first two days were indoor sessions with presentations and opportunities for networking the third day consisted of a half day of indoor sessions followed by a mobile workshop held on trail systems on the Salida Ranger District including Marshall Pass, Silver Creek and Monarch Crest trails. Workshop attendees had the opportunity to take their Dirt bikes, ATV’s or SxS’s out on a guided ride stopping at key locations to discuss the trail system, local challenges and successes, etc.
Set Them Free Off-Road – 7/12/2019 Salida, CO
Set Them Free was founded as a fundraising event to combat human trafficking. Hundreds of 4×4 enthusiasts and Off-Road vendors attend to support the program’s efforts and enjoy two days of trail runs, evening events, raffles and camping. An STT booth/tent setup was staffed by a volunteer.
Grizzly Lake Avalanche Debris Clearing – 7/14/2019 Buena Vista, CO
In partnership with Colorado Off-Road Enterprises (CORE) and volunteers, approximately 200’ of avalanche debris was cleared from the upper section of the Grizzly Lake Trail about a ¼ mile from the lake. The trail is now clear and open from the trailhead to the lake.