NYS BILL STATUS FOR 2019 (live links)
As of Feb 19, 2019Bill A01401 - Provides that certified handicapped individuals may use ATVs on public land for transportation purposes only, during the hunting season
Bill A01587 - Relates to the creation of an ATV trail fund and the use of ATVs
Bill A02605 - Requires the commissioner of economic development to conduct a study of the economic impact of ATV use within the state.
Bill A03744 - Authorizes special access to hunting and fishing grounds on state land for handicapped individuals.
Bill A05530 - Relates to the all terrain vehicle trial registration program.
Bill S03311 - Relates to the definition of an all terrain vehicle in the vehicle and traffic law.
Bill S01020 - Provides for an exemption requirement from registration for ATVs operated on lands owned by the owner or to which the owner has certain contractual rights
Bill S01372 - Relates to the definition of all terrain vehicle or "ATV"
Bill S01384 - Relates to the creation of an ATV trail fund
Bill S01428 - Relates to the creation of an ATV trail fund and the use of ATVs
November 23, 2018DEC Asking for Public Input on Tug Hill East Draft Unit Management Plan and East Branch Fish Creek Easement RMP Update I am pleased to announce that the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is developing a plan to guide the management of the 20,322 acre Tug Hill East Unit Management Area. The unit is a patchwork of 7 State Forests and one Unique Area located along the southeast portion of Tug Hill, in the towns of Lewis, Martinsburg, Osceola, Turin and West Leyden in Lewis County. These lands have a direct impact on the region’s economy and enhance the quality of life of both local residents and the general public. People recreating on these state lands utilize the services offered by neighboring communities. Many people enjoy hiking, hunting, fishing, trapping, skiing, and other outdoor activities on this area. Timber produced bolsters the local economy and these lands also serve as a core of underdeveloped lands for wildlife and native plants. As part of the planning process, issues will be identified and alternatives for resolving those issues will be considered. Management actions considered to resolve issues could have different impacts to different users of the area and to the communities adjacent to the unit. Therefore, your input into this plan is important from the early stages and throughout the planning process. Please feel free to contact me the Planning Team Leader, now or anytime during the development of this plan fax or e-mail at: 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367 Phone (315) 376-3521, fax (315) 376-8059, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in State Land Management. Andrea Mercurio Forester I, Bureau of State Land Management Division of Lands & Forest New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 7327 State Rt 812, Lowville, NY 13367 P: (315) 376-3521 | F: (315) 376-8059 | email@example.com
DEC Opens Public Comment Period on Revised Recreation Management Plan for Oswegatchie Conservation Easement 30-day comment period opens November 21st and ends December 21st The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is asking the public to read the revised draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Oswegatchie Conservation Easement (CE) and return comments on it. The Oswegatchie CE encompasses approximately 16,929 acres in the towns of Croghan and Diana in Lewis County, including more than 14-thousand acres located within the Adirondack Park. The property includes 3.5 miles of the Middle Branch of the Oswegatchie River, shares 9.6 miles of boundary with forest preserve lands, and less than one mile of boundary with state forest land. The 30-day public comment period opens on Wednesday, November 21st. Public comments can be submitted by mail or email to the contact person below. All comments must be received by December 21, 2018. Matthew Nowak, Sr. Natural Resources Planner NYSDEC 7327 State Route 812 Lowville, NY 13367 firstname.lastname@example.org Notable changes include: Subject to an annually reviewed temporary revocable permit, Lewis County will be authorized to administer seasonal ATV use on Bald Mountain Road. Some alternative snowmobile routes have been relocated. A parking area and a foot trail will provide easier access to Deer Pond. The revised draft RMP is available to view or download on the DEC website . Copies of the RMP are also available on CD and can be requested by e-mail at email@example.com or from the DEC Region 6 offices in Watertown 315-785-2263 and in Lowville 315-376-3521. http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/77537.html
August 18, 20018Thank you to the members that volunteered to staff the NOCATV Club booth. They were Lynda Fredick, Henry Barto, John Mola, John Furness, Tim Fraser, the Kowaliks, Allyn Kelsey and the Yeltons. Thank you for giving up some of your weekend for the club.
August 9, 2018
The club would like to thank Mr. Robert A. MacKenzie III, AEMT-P/CEM/CFC, Director of Fire And Emergency Management of Lewis County, NY. for his time to inform us of drug hazards. There is a link for a video of a similar class on the video page and some pictures on the picture page.
July 17, 2018
June 27, 2018West Turin and Constableville landowners: The local businesses in the village of Constableville need your help! By court order the ATV trail thru the village has been closed. We are looking for landowners that would allow an ATV trail on their land to provide an off road trail to the Circle K and The Alpine Restaurant. These businesses are a very important to the local area we would not want to see them close up shop.
Please contact: The Highmarket Wheelers- Mike Gille at 315-397-8014 or Lewis County Recreation Forestry and Parks -Jackie Mahoney at 315-376-5972
May 5, 2018The club held a chicken bbq on Saturday May 5 at the Great American parking lot in Boonville. It was a sell out in about 2.5 hours, Also sold were tshirts, hats, raffle tickets, Lewis County ATV Trail maps and coozies. A thank you goes out to Great American, the volunteers, the Boy Scouts and of course the pit boss Allyn Kelsey and his helpers!
May 01, 2018Welcome to the revamped web site of the Northern Oneida County ATV Club. With technology advancements comes obsolesce at an ever faster pace. Thus, it was time (15yrs or so) for the web site to be updated. Explore the new site and find some old, some new and some yet to come features as we evolve the site. Thank you for visiting us on the web. Also, we are on Facebook as nocatvclub.
December 12, 2017Here is the public announcement ...download>>