The Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division is developing master plans to guide development of future off-road vehicle and off-highway motorcycle trails.

The plans will include input from members of the public, the off-road vehicle and off-highway motorcycle communities and local government units to understand the perception of off-road vehicle and off-highway motorcycle enthusiasts, identify potential areas for trails and discuss trail management needs.

While the plan will identify potential new areas for off-road vehicle and off-highway motorcycle opportunities, any new opportunity will be subject to project-specific DNR interdisciplinary review, environmental review and public review. Off-road vehicles are larger 4-by-4 vehicles such as Jeeps, Land Rovers, trucks and rock crawlers. Off-highway motorcycles are vehicles such as dirt bikes and dual sport bikes. These master plans do not include smaller all-terrain vehicles such as class I ATVs (four-wheelers) and class II ATVs (side by sides, i.e.. Razors and Rangers).

To share thoughts on off-road vehicle opportunities, please complete the public engagement tool at https://bit.ly/2ZhoSIK by Feb. 28.

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3pokrX2 or contact Joe Unger, off-highway vehicle planner at 651-259-5279 or joe.unger@state.mn.us.