WATV Informational Page

Looking for information regarding WATV’s? We have published a page that should serve as a resource to provide the necessary information regarding WATV’s and will be a work in progress.

This page includes information such as a map showing which counties have WATV ordinances, a list with links to the cities and county ordinances, and more.

If you have information to contribute to this page, or see information that needs correcting, please email us, info@waatva.org.

By |September 29th, 2016|Categories: FAQ, Political||0 Comments

Wenas Wildlife Area Target Shooting

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has engaged in a process to address concerns associated with unregulated target shooting at the Wenas Wildlife Area (WLA), including public safety and user conflicts, habitat degradation, wildfires, infrastructure damage, and litter/target debris. To read more about what’s being done and how this could impact green dot road access, please review the following docuements provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

Wenas Fact Sheet; CLICK HERE
Wenas Target Shooting Summary; CLICK HERE
Wenas Target Shooting History; CLICK HERE
Wenas Target Shooting Public Meeting Summary; CLICK HERE

By |July 19th, 2016|Categories: Article, Political|Tags: , |0 Comments

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Travel Management Plan

***Folks, if you haven’t already, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the Draft Environmental Assessment for motorized trail management for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and submit comments. Access to thousands of acres of National Forest will be closed. In fact, 2 of the 3 proposals close 69% and 72% of currently open roads.

We urge you to review the proposals (yes it is lengthy), and submit comments. Individuals and entities who submit specific written comments regarding the proposed project will be eligible to object. Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted specific comments to the proposed project or activity unless the objection concerns an issue that arose after the opportunities for comment. CLICK HERE

What Counties have WATV Ordinances?

Curious about which Counties have WATV ordinances? Be sure to check out our WATV page by clicking the button below. WATVs are designed or modified for on-road use by the addition of safety equipment to meet the specific definitions as described by the Washington State Department of Licensing. You can learn more about the certification process on our WATV page.

By |November 5th, 2015|Categories: FAQ, Political|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

USFS WATV Pilot Routes

Looking for places to ride your WATV in the National Forest? Be sure to check out the pilot routes that are now open to WATV’s. WATVs are designed or modified for on-road use by the addition of safety equipment to meet the specific definitions as described by the Washington State Department of Licensing. You can learn more about the certification process on the DOL page.

By |July 23rd, 2015|Categories: FAQ, Political||0 Comments

HB-1918 Update WATV

We wanted to provide an update on the HB-1918 & S-AMD2808. A special thank you to Ted Jackson for the updated information.

To recap the bill’s importance for local economic development and provisions of HB-1918 & S-AMD 2808;
1. Allow comparable state to state “reciprocity”
2. Provide for a streamlined “titling process”
3. Expanded documentation and safety inspections to “motor repair shops”
4. Provided clarifications for WATV use by “search & rescue”

This pas week Senator Curtis King did call the bill to a vote, but it did not pass. The impact of this was twofold:

1. To give an extended opportunity for TC members to sign in by calling for a 2nd executive session – option was suggested by one of Sen Schoesler staffers

2. To show Sen King and the TC committee the statewide stakeholder interest, influence and resolution

The Senator communicated that he was going to uphold the cut-off, but was now communicating with leadership as to how they may still bring 1918 forward to the floor. Ted also asking; in the event that leadership was unsuccessful this session would he be willing to companion this bill in the 2016 session of which he expressed a willingness. Additionally, Senator King was briefed on the USFS WATV pilot project and economic development occurring in his district for Starting this May/June. His response and communication was sincere.

For now the best thing we as a user group can do is call and thank him for his efforts and communicate how […]

By |April 12th, 2015|Categories: Political|Tags: , , |0 Comments