Forest Service News Release:

Kaibab and Coconino National Forests Seek OHV Ambassadors

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – The Kaibab and Coconino national forests in northern Arizona are seeking volunteers to promote responsible off-highway vehicle recreation as part of the Arizona OHV Ambassador program.

OHV Ambassadors contribute their time, experience and local knowledge by working cooperatively with Arizona land managers to:
• Monitor and maintain motorized areas, roads, trails and facilities
• Provide a recognizable presence on public lands
• Model appropriate riding behavior
• Provide educational and informative material to the public

Prior to beginning their service, volunteers receive extensive training. The statewide OHV Ambassador program was developed through the joint efforts of Arizona State Parks, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and interested user groups. The agencies and volunteers that comprise the program are dedicated to enhancing motorized recreation opportunities and management in Arizona.

“This program provides a great opportunity for OHV enthusiasts to get to do the activities they enjoy out in the forest while also having a positive impact by monitoring OHV use and educating the public,” said Christa Osborn, a recreation specialist on Kaibab National Forest. “We encourage people to volunteer if they are interested in making a difference on the forests of northern Arizona.”

To learn more about becoming an OHV Ambassador and to apply to the program, please visit www.azstateparks.com/ohv/ambassadors. The deadline for applications to the Kaibab and Coconino national forests OHV Ambassador program is Aug. 19. For additional information, please contact OHV Ambassador program administrator Marge Dwyer at (480) 794-0316, margedwyer@aol.com.



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