AWA’s Letter to ESRD Minister: OHV events in Livingstone-Porcupine
September 29, 2014
AWA has serious concerns regarding the environmental damage that is being done during off highway vehicle (OHV) events being held on public land. Through the past few years, there has been a substantial increase in the number, intensity, and frequency of OHV organized commercial events and races. The events include motorcycle, snowmobile, quad and 4X4 competitions, scheduled races, endurance competitions and more. AWA would like to know who is accountable for these recreational motorists and what enforcement is in place to prevent destruction of the landscape. AWA has observed, documented, and publicized our concerns regarding OHV activity along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains for many years. Concerns from every municipality and many Albertans appear to be ignored and there seems to be little regulation despite an increasingly negative impact on public land.