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New OHV On Line Survey for Thompson Rivers District Important to Participate

tomcycle

Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
Staff member
New OHV On Line Survey for Thompson Rivers District Important to Participate

I can only get this information to you guys, its up to you to take action. Do a little (fill out the survey) or do a lot (get involved) but please DO something.

This looks more like a study on closing areas. Read and understand the questions before answering. This is very appropriate as we all are about to attend the Loose Screw which uses a huge portion of this district.


The Preamble

ORV Recreation Strategy Thompson Rivers District


Impacts to Crown land values and public safety are increasing as motorized recreation in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District (TRNRD)continues to grow. The increased pressure of off road vehicle (ORV) use is causing escalating impacts on values, public safety concerns, and conflicts with user groups and it is critical to resolve the issue.


The TRNRD Off Road Vehicle Recreation Strategy has been initiated to protect sensitive resource values, while maintaining opportunities for respectful ORV use. The strategy has two guiding principles:


Allowing public access while protecting resource values
Managed trails will be designed, developed or maintained to be sustainable
We would like to hear your opinions about where you would like to see motorized recreation use, no use, and when that use should occur.


Click on the link below to begin the survey. The survey should take less 15 min to complete. Thank you for your input. The survey will close on September 5, 2014

Now go to the site and fill in the survey

Then make sure you get the word out to everyone who uses this area or plans or dreams about doing some off road riding in this area and make sure they fill out the survey. Spread the word, its the only way the people who make the decisions will know that we are more than a bunch of bandits.

Thanks Everyone for at least doing a little


ORV Recreation Strategy Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H7PN7MS

http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/abou...ompson-Rivers-Natural-Resources-District.aspx

Map of all forest districts, find out where the area is they are talking about
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/mof/maps/regdis/regdismap.pdf


Tom T

There is a question about pay for use motorised areas, if you not sure what to make of this check out this link to the OTRA
http://www.okanagantrailriders.com/members/day_pass.htm

The link to the survey from the government site has way too many redirects, many of you may encounter problems getting to the site to take the survey. Clear your cookies and you should be able to get to the site.
Or if you dont know how to clear your cookies you can use this direct link
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H7PN7MS

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H7PN7MS



I am not a fan of closed book tests, particularly if they want written answers or comments. If any of you are like me you will find this survey a little confusing and some questions a little on the subjective side. Once you compete the survey it does not let you go back and change your answers (just in case you gave a previous answer some extra thought) So I present you a copy of the survey to review before you actually have to answer the questions. I dont know if Im going to get into trouble posting this as a lot of people put some hard work into this and might have been counting on "off the top of your head" type of answers.






1. Where is your primary residence?
2. Do you ride off road vehicles (ORV) recreationally?
3. What type of off road vehicle (ORV) do you use.
4. How many ORVs does your household have?
5. Please rank your ability as an ORV rider and the other ORV riders in your household
6. What age category do you (or your family if they ride ORVs) fall into?
7. Please indicate the average number of days ridden by each of your household members last year:
8. Do you think the ORV riding opportunities in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District are adequate?
9. What concerns you about ORV use in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District?
10. Where would you NOT like see ORV use in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District?
11. Where would you like to see ORV trails developed in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District?
12. Would you like to know more about where you can ORV ride without having an impact on the environment?
13. What type of terrain do you prefer for your ORV riding?
16. What services below would you like to see added for an ORV area or trail?
17. Which areas in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District do you mainly ride for each season?
18. Do you belong to an ORV club?
19. If you don't belong to an ORV club, would you be interested in joining one?
20. What factors would interest you in order to join an ORV club?
21. If you don't belong to an ORV club, what are you reasons for not joining?
22. Would you be interested in volunteering to maintain and clean up ORV trails near you?
23. Do you know where to find the latest information on ORV regulations and/or closures?
24. If you go ORV riding, do you regularly camp?
25. If answered yes to questions 24, where do you camp?
26. Do you like the concept of set aside areas for ORV riding?
27. Which of the following do you believe are law enforcement issues (RCMP and/or Conservation Services issues) pertaining to ORV use in the Thompson Rivers District?
28. When you bought your ORV did your dealer provide you information on ORV regulations and local motorized closures?
29. Have you visited the Recreation, Sites and Trails BC website (http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/default.aspx) to look for information regarding ORV use?
30. Growth of ORV recreational activities in BC requires a new model of effective management, including the possible collection of user fees for the development of a managed, sustainable provincial trail system for multiple users. If fees collected from each user group were to be allocated back to same user groups projects would you agree to paying such a user fee?
31. Do you have GPS trail information you would be willing to share with the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District ORV strategy?
32. Any final thoughts you would like to share:
33. (Optional) your contact information:
34. What concerns you about ORV use in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District?
35. Do you like the concept of set aside areas for ORV riding?
36. What in your interest in crown land? (select all that apply)
37. Where would you like to see ORV trails developed in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District?
38. Where would you NOT like see ORV use in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District?
39. Which of the following do you believe are law enforcement issues (RCMP and/or Conservation)
Do you know where to find the latest information on ORV regulations and/or closures?
41. Would you be interested in volunteering to maintain and clean up ORV trails near you?
42. Have you visited the Recreation, Sites and Trails BC website (http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/default.aspx) to look for information regarding ORV use?
43. Growth of ORV recreational activities in BC requires a new model of effective management, including the possible collection of user fees for the development of a managed, sustainable provincial trail system for multiple users. If fees collected from each user group were to be allocated back to same user groups projects would you agree to paying such a user fee?
Growth of ORV recreational activities in BC requires a new model of effective management, including the possible collection of user fees for the development of a managed, sustainable provincial trail system for multiple users. If fees collected from each user group were to be allocated back to same user groups projects would you agree to paying such a user fee?
44. Do you have GPS trail information you would be willing to share with the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District ORV strategy?
45. Any final thoughts you would like to share:
46. (optional) your contact information:
 
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Shuswap

Member
Had to re-load site several times...not sure why(Firefox), but now done.
Thanks to Tom for posting, I'll pass it around
 

offworlder

Moderator
While I don't frequent/am not overly familiar with this area - this issue requires input from all of us. Survey completed.
 

tomcycle

Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
Staff member
While I don't frequent/am not overly familiar with this area - this issue requires input from all of us. Survey completed.

The Dead Zone Dual Sport (Spences Bridge) and Onion Lake Riding area are within this area, Ashcroft riding area (cant remember the official name), funny how these is not included in the survey?

Tom
 

tomcycle

Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
Staff member
The link to the survey from the government site has way too many redirects, many of you may encounter problems getting to the site to take the survey. Clear your cookies and you should be able to get to the site.
Or if you dont know how to clear your cookies you can use this direct link





https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H7PN7MS
 

tomcycle

Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
Staff member
Bump

I dont like the way this survey is presented but we have to participate if we want to be included. This survey is very important to dual sport riders as they are many questions regarding motorised areas and non motorised area, particularly about closing entire areas.

Make sure you spend the effort on the comments

T
 
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