OHV recreation area expansion plans available for public review
A planned 2,500-acre addition to the Iron Range Off-Highway
Recreation Area (OHVRA) just east of Virginia will be discussed
meeting on Friday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m.
The OHVRA Advisory Committee and the Minnesota Department of
Resources (DNR) invite the public to attend and provide
The meeting will be at the Mountain Iron Community Center,
Enterprise Drive South, just south of Highway 169 between
and Mud Lake Road.
The 11-member OHVRA Advisory Committee will discuss plans
developing and using this new 2,500-acre site near Virginia.
planners will report on issues and options people have shared so
during the plan review.
When completed, the Gilbert and Virginia sites will be linked
off-road trail under Highway 135. Both sites will feature
trails and riding areas specially designed for OHV use.
the Virginia addition to the OHVRA is expected to begin in late
following revisions to the facility’s original master plan
completion of project environmental review.
To review draft site designs or to submit written comments,
DNR Web site at .
Copies of the proposal are also available by contacting DNR
Brian McCann at 651-259-5627
or 888-MINNDNR (646-6367)], or by e-mail at
Public comments on this draft proposal will be accepted until
on Friday, Feb.13.