Cattlemen welcome off-road regs

The BC Cattlemen’s Association (BCCA) said it welcomes the Province’s announcement the Off-Road Vehicle Act will come into effect.

  • Jan. 20, 2015 1:00 p.m.

The BC Cattlemen’s Association (BCCA) said it welcomes the Province’s announcement that Bill 13, the Off-Road Vehicle Act, will come into effect this November. Bill 13 received Royal Assent in March 2014.

The Province introduced the new registration system for off-road vehicles (ORVs) starting with voluntary registration Nov. 17 and mandatory registration on June 1, 2015.

“Registration is the first step to better enforcement,” says Lary Fossum, BCCA President, in a press release.

“Grasslands and rangelands are very sensitive to impacts from motorized vehicles and ranchers depend on healthy lands for grazing cattle. ”