Non-highway and Off-Road Vehicle Activities (NOVA) Program helps
develop and manage recreation opportunities for such
activities as cross-country skiing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain
bicycling, hunting, fishing, sightseeing, motorcycling, and riding
all-terrain and four-wheel drive vehicles.
By statute, activities
supported by the NOVA Program must be accessed via a "Non-highway
Road" (NHR). These are roads open to the
public but not constructed with gasoline tax revenues. NHRs are
found in National Forests and National Parks and include such
as those leading to Paradise and Sunrise in Mt. Rainier National
Park, Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, and Windy Ridge
in the Mt.
St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Across the state, NHRs are
used by recreationists to access rivers and forest lands.
that support IAC's NOVA grant program are from two sources.
First, is a portion of the motor vehicle gasoline tax paid by
users of off-road
vehicles (ORVs) and non-highway roads. Second, is the amount
paid for ORV use permits.
recipients include municipalities, state and federal agencies,
and tribal governments. Eligible projects
maintenance and operation, and ORV education and enforcement.
Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) http://www.rco.wa.gov/
A complete list of current grant applications
and all projects funded in this program
can be accessed
WDFW first received funding under NOVA in 2004. Two projects were
funded: Connors to Forde Lake Trail ($100,000 grant) and Sprague
Lake Trail ($61,319 grant).