I am currently completing a feasibility project for my UAAEnglish A212 Course. I would greatlyappreciate everyone's input.
Please go to my Board on the AKAOHV forum, answer the polls located there, anddiscuss different aspects to each question. Check back often for new questions and to update your input to includechanging your answer as the discussion makes more progress.
Link to polls: http://forum.akaohv.com/index.php?board=28.0
Many areas around the country and the world are having issueswith unsafe and illegal OHV use. OHV Park feasibility studies have beencompleted around the world. These studies conclude that having an organizedarea for users to socialize, learn, and practice creates safer users andprevents illegal OHV use.
Alaska has been following the actions of many of the other 49 states. Currentlythere is a large amount of pressure to close areas throughout the MatanuskaBorough. One of these areas is in the mountains around Sutton. MatSu TrailsCouncil and Alaska Association of Off Highway Vehicles (AKAOHV) have beenworking to get grants to create separate trails for hikers and for motorizedusers. The Sutton area has had a large amount of illegal riding occurring whichhas created advocates for closing the trails to motorized use. The evidencedemonstrates the need for an area where drivers can practice, learn and receivetraining.
The question is if it is feasible toconstruct and maintain a ORV park that would satisfy this need.
Thank you for your time,