Conservation group seeks feedback from ORV trail users

March 7, 2023

Conservation group seeks feedback from ORV trail users

The North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (NCCISMA) is asking for assistance from the off road vehicle (ORV) community. NCCISMA serves as the hub for those concerned with invasive species within Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Osceola, and Wexford counties. 

Several locations within NCCISMA are well-known and popular destinations for ORV users. Funding provided by the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP) is allowing NCCISMA to test a pilot program meant to engage ORV trail users in protecting the ecosystem they use.

As part of this project an opinion poll is being distributed throughout the ORV community; Trail users of side-by-sides, dirt-bikes, ATVs, or 4x4s are asked to complete the survey that should only take five minutes. This is the first of two surveys that will be distributed as part of the project. The information gathered will be used as a baseline for future decisions regarding public engagement and invasive species management, with a follow-up survey at the end of the project to gauge project success. Successful components of the project will likely, eventually, find statewide implementation. 

The poll closes on March 17. Those who want their voice to be heard can access the survey here, or on NCCISMA’s website, or on Facebook.

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