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    To change the "uses" into something you can get cited for requires a complete turn around from what you can do to things you cannot do. If we don't get and stay involved - they will write the new rules without us.
    Mike
    Following from the Alaska Outdoor Access Alliance:

    OFF-ROAD VEHICLE ISSUES ARE ON THE TABLE AGAIN. PLEASE GET INVOLVED.

    Please attend the Alaska Outdoor Access Alliance meeting on November 13th at 6:30 PM at the Eagle River VFW.

    Over the past year, there’s been increasing pressure on our State officials to address the lack of enforcement authority for the State’s “Generally Allowed Uses on State Land” (11 AAC 96.020). For instance House Bill 194 introduced in March of 2007 originally included wording that would make a violation of the “Generally Allowed Uses” a misdemeanor with appropriate fines and bail schedule. Although the bill does not currently include enforcement authority, we expect this to be a topic of next year’s legislative session.

    What will be the violation?
    1) Class A misdemeanor,
    2) Class B misdemeanor

    Who will be the enforcement authority?
    1) Uniformed State of Alaska Wildlife Troopers,
    2) Department of Natural Resources (DNR) personnel,
    3) State of Alaska Park Rangers

    How will the law actually be written? The Generally Allowed Uses are vague on several definitions of the potential violations. The laws could be written to be either friendly or caustic toward Off-Road vehicle users. We need your input.

    WHAT CAN YOU DO?

    Please attend the Alaska Outdoor Access Alliance meeting on November 13th at 6:30 PM at the Eagle River VFW.

    Where: Eagle River VFW
    When: November 13th at 6:30pm
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    Mike
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    How do those of us who are already involved with this issue and are unable to attend the meeting get a hold of the minutes? As you mentioned the wording is up for interpretation as it stands now.

    Some of my thoughts since I can't make it:
    Ground pressure for bad trails needs to be a factor in any new regs.
    Are they referring to any studies on which rigs do damage?
    Does DNR consult F&G when they look at restricting access to some areas?
    Will they have public meetings and be open to input from the public?

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