Useful, Handy, and Nifty Links
No man is an island, and neither is any good organization. It is the partnerships and the relationships that we make that make us all better. One of our unwritten goals at NOHVCC is to create many partnerships. These partnerships can help us be a better organization in many ways. And there are many kinds of organization partners from the OHV industry, to the government agencies, to trailbuilders, to riders, to - well - you. Below are some of our partners which we think will be useful to you.
The Federal Highway Administration is the government agency that administers the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). This group has supported us in many ways since our conception through the RTP and they have supported you in some way, even if you don't know it. The RTP exists because of OHV riders since a portion of the Federal Gas Tax on OHV use is what funds the program. They, in turn, provide grants to states and organizations to do a variety of great trails work, create publications, assist with training, and a whole lot more.
Check out their publications at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/publications/
Their list of trail related information resources at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/resources/related/
NOHVCC also works with the USDA Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Services, National Park Service, and the Army Corps of Engineers. We would list them all for you here, but since the FHWA already has a great list on their site, we are just going to direct you there: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/resources/federal_agencies/.
The Off-Highway Vehicle Industry does a lot to support our sport. This begins with:
The Motorcycle Industry Council
The Specialty Vehicle Institute of America
The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association
In fact, most of the funding for NOHVCC comes from the above industry councils. If they stopped their support, NOHVCC would no longer exist. Not only do they support us, they support several OHV training organizations as well.
The OHV industry also provides grants to agencies, organizations, and individuals who work to put OHV trails on the ground and riding safer. Most notably on a national level are:
Right Rider Access Fund
Yamaha OHV Access Initiative