The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is recruiting five volunteers with an interest in All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) recreation to serve on the committees that advise on safety, funding and public access for ATV riders.

The department seeks two volunteers for the All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee (ATV-AC) and three volunteers to serve on the newly developed All-Terrain Vehicle Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee.

>>ATV Advisory Committee
Members of the ATV Advisory Committee review accidents and fatalities resulting from ATV recreation; changes to statutory vehicle classifications as necessary for safety considerations; and safety features of all classes of Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs). The committee also recommends appropriate safety requirements to protect child operators and riders of OHVs.

Volunteers should have experience in following disciplines:
> Class II ATV Representative (Sand rails and four wheel drive vehicles, such as Jeeps and SUVs)
> Class III ATV Representative (Off-road motorcycles)

The successful candidate will also serve on the ATV Grant Subcommittee, which is responsible for reviewing and recommending funding of grants in support of ATV recreational activities statewide. Computer access and experience is mandatory. Knowledge of OHV riding areas is beneficial.

The ATV Advisory Committee meets as needed up to four times per year at locations throughout the state to advise OPRD regarding ATV issues relating to safety and vehicle classifications. The ATV Grant Subcommittee also meets as needed up to four times per year at locations throughout the state, including field trips.

>>ATV Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee
Members of the ATV Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee accept, evaluate and conduct field reviews of proposed highway access routes that ATV riders can use to access trails and recreation areas. Committee members also consult with road authorities, law enforcement and other government agencies.

New committee positions include the following:

> All-Terrain Vehicle users (two positions available)
> Member of the public

The ATV Highway Access Route Advisory Committee will meet as needed, primarily in Salem, to review, evaluate, advise and report on proposed access routes on portions of affected state highways. The Oregon Legislature established the All-Terrain Vehicle Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee in 2017 under Senate Bill 344.

Those interested in volunteering on one of the committees must complete an interest form and application for both committees, available through the ATV Committees link within the menu section located online at www.oregonohv.org or by contacting OPRD. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Nov. 3, 2017.

For more information, contact Jeff Trejo at jeff.trejo@oregon.gov or by phone 503-986-0585.