Yolo County Forming OHV Working Group

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Yolo County will be holding two initial public meetings in November to inform the OHV community of Yolo County’s intent, and to kickoff our project of identifying preferable off-road activities, potential park sites, and going over some of the County’s considerations for locations.

People who attend will also be given a chance to sign up for our Working Group, which entail attending future meetings (dates tbd) along with County Staff, to guide future plans.

Upcoming meetings:

  1. 11/6/2017 @ 6pm – We will be holding a meeting in the County Administrator building downstairs Atrium Training room, 625 Court Street Woodland, CA 95695
  2. 11/14/2017 @ 6pm – We will be holding a second public meeting in West Sacramento (Conf – HHSA West Sac. Bldg River City Room) which is located at 500 Jefferson Blvd, West Sacramento, Ca 95605

For questions and further information contact: Charlie Tschudin at   Charlie.Tschudin@yolocounty.org

 

Currently Yolo County does not provide a location for OHV riding and has applied for a grant to study the feasibility of an OHV county park.

Additional Background Information (taken for the grant application notice):

The County of Yolo, Parks Division, proposes an inclusive planning process to guide development of an in county OHV park. This grant would be used to fund a two-phase study to determine OHV park potential and alternative locations (Phase I) as well as evaluate site development feasibility while coalescing the requisite political support (Phase II). More specifically, Phase I would: gauge OHV development potential vis-à-vis public outreach and stakeholder development, identify two-three site alternatives, and finally reconcile stakeholder concerns and interests to build consensus for a preferred site to be presented for Board of Supervisor approval January, 2018. Phase I will prioritize partnership development and involvement of a diversity of stakeholder groups, including: private landowners, OHV riding groups and individuals, non-profit organizations, individuals from the local gravel industry, public safety personnel and law enforcement, the general public, County staff, and other potential parties.

Phase II of the project would involve a comprehensive feasibility study of the preferred site. Factors to be analyzed include, but are not limited to: a broad environmental and regulatory compliance review, site biological assessment, sustainable site design and construction parameters, operation and maintenance, and revenue projection. Phase I and II would then coalesce into a public OHV Plan that determines and illustrates best practices, is visually accessible, and creates a path forward for OHV park land acquisition and development. Phase II would be complete in January, 2019.