WASHINGTON – Do you ride Green Dot roads in Central WA?

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Public Meeting Wednesday, March 4, 2020

BRC has just received an email from our access partners over at the Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance (WOHVA) regarding an upcoming meeting on an important issue affecting motorized recreation in central Washington.

We’ve pasted their email below. Please take a minute to read the alert, take action and then pass it along to friends, family and riding buddies.

Thanks in advance for your support,

Ric Foster
Public Lands Volunteer
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext. 2


Do you ride Green Dot roads in Central WA?


The WDFW recently announced a public meeting in Selah, WA to gather info on Green Dot roads in Central WA.  We need OHV users to attend and represent OHV interests!  Shoot us a message if you are planning to attend.

From the WDFW website:

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, March 4, to discuss Green Dot road management on state lands in Central Washington.

Both agencies will provide information and take public comments on updates and proposed changes to the Green Dot road system at the meeting, which will take place 600-800 PM at the Selah Civic Center, 216 S. 1st Street in Selah, WA.

The Green Dot road management system marks roads in Yakima and Kittitas counties that are open to public motorized vehicle use. Marked with a round green reflector on a white route marker, these roads provide access to camping, hunting, wildlife viewing, and off-road vehicle (ORV) riding, while protecting sensitive habitat from damage caused by motorized vehicles.

Proposed changes include adding Green Dot roads in the Cowiche Unit to provide access to adjacent DNR lands in the Ahtanum Green Dot Road Management Area.

“This addition to the Green Dot system, provides access across formerly private property that limited public access for several years,” says Ross Huffman, Regional Lands Operations Manager for WDFW.

DNR would like to begin a conversation on the challenges the agency faces with proactively managing Green Dot road access and engage the public in determining actions that will provide access for the future.

“We recognize the importance of providing public access to these lands and value the public’s input on the topic, says Leah Dobey, Statewide Regional Recreation Manager for DNR.

To access Green Dot maps or to learn more about the Green Dot road management system, visit wdfw.wa.gov/about/wdfw-lands/public-conduct#green-dot.