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5/4/05 Draft VI

  • Those persons issued a valid temporary or permanent handicapper parking permit issued by the Secretary of State.

  • Those persons holding Permits to Hunt from a Standing Vehicle.

  • Those persons with a physicians certification for the following disabilities:

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      Loss of 1 or both legs or feet;

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        Inability to walk more than 200 feet without having to stop and rest;

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        Inability to walk without prolonged use of wheelchair, walker, crutches, braces or other devices to aide in mobility;

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        Lung disease from which the person's expiratory volume for 1 second is less than 1 liter when measured by spirometry;

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        Lung disease from which the person's arterial oxygen is less than 60 mm/hg of room air at rest;

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        Cardiovascular disease from which the person measures between 3 and 4 on the New York heart classification scale/

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        Cardiovascular disease from which a marked limitation of physical activity causes fatigue, palpitation, dyspnea or anginal pain;

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        Other disease or disorder including but not limited to severe arthritis or neurological-orthopedic impairment that creates a severe mobility limitation.

  • Persons with obvious severe disabilities (i.e., paraplegics, quadriplegic).

Operation of the ORV is subject to licensing and all other requirements and restrictions, and shall only be at a speed and in a manner which does not degrade the environment. These privileges may extend to one companion of the disabled person serving as operator or passenger of the disabled person's ORV, if the ORV is designed for passenger use.”

The disabled operator must carry a physician certification (form PR 9137 available from the DNR Law Enforcement Division, the DNR website or a DNR Operation Service Center) of the disability on his/her person. The certificate lists the disability or disabilities and whether the condition is judged to be permanent or temporary by the physician.

ORV Trail, Route and Area System Initial Inventory Criteria The 1979 ORV Plan reported that the state forest system was being inventoried for potential ORV opportunity by modifying the State Forest Operations Inventory (OI) to include a more detailed inventory of roads and trails. Prior to this time, OI had primarily focused on timber, wildlife and general forest recreation. Ten percent of the state forest was and still is annually inventoried.

Initial Identification and Evaluation Criteria State forest areas, roads and trails were initially identified and their suitability for ORV use assessed based on the following criteria as reported in the 1979 ORV plan:

Unsuitable for any ORV activity: (e.g. closed to all ORV use)

(a) Dedicated wilderness, quiet or natural areas


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