Work on Wildcat Area Begins in Earnest – Includes Drone Footage
Back in December I wrote about a project in Cave Creek, AZ to create a family friendly riding area at a spot that historically had little management and lacked facilities. This lead to a proliferation of user- created trails, sanitation issues, and resource degradation near the staging area.
Recently work began to start managing the area and create a family friendly destination. This effort began by partnering with the Tonto National Forest and Tonto Recreation Alliance (TRAL), and RecConnect LLC by conducting complimentary OHV “Tech Checks” several weekends before the staging area was set to be temporarily closed. The idea of these tech checks was to educate riders on forthcoming improvements to the area, when the staging area was going to be closed, and what kind of requirements there were legally ride on the trails. This included a USFS approved spark arrestor, 96DBA sound threshold per MIC standards, and an Arizona OHV decal on their license plates. If the riders met these requirements, they received a Wildcat OHV Tech Check Decal.