To ensure the plover conservation efforts continues into the future, OPRD
completed a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) in 2010.
Implementing agency : OPRD
- Agency - OREGON DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION,
Other spots on the panel are reserved for representatives of ODOT, Travel Oregon, the Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council, the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, a federal agency land manager, the Oregon Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, the Association of Oregon Counties, the League of Oregon Cities, and OPRD.
Once a scenic bikeway is designated, OPRD will work with affected landowners, other public agencies and private organizations to develop signing and arrange for maintenance.
Oregon has long been recognized as one of the nation's premier bicycling states," said Alexandra Phillips, OPRD bicycle recreation coordinator.
The agency hopes to create a network of volunteer safety instructors similar to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department's hunter education program, said Wayne Rawlins, an OPRD
The OPRD appointed a 15-member ATV Stakeholder Advisory Committee to help shape details of the safety education program and to provide advice on specific "rider fit" requirements.
The Parks and Recreation Department, responsible for overseeing off-road recreation on public land in Oregon, sought stronger ATV regulation because the number of accidents and fatalities was growing rapidly, said Chris Havel, OPRD communications coordinator.
From 1999 through 2004, there were 52 ATV-related deaths in the state of Oregon - almost as many as during the preceding 15 years (57), according to a report compiled by OPRD.
An OPRD analysis of the "relative risk" of the two sports indicated ATV riding was much more dangerous than boating.
In January, the OPRD submitted a trio of safety-related bills to lawmakers.
In Oregon, there were 15 fatalities in ATV accidents involving passengers between 1984 and 2004, according to the OPRD report.