Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails and Experiences

The definitive guide for the planning, designing, constructing, managing and maintaining Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails.

Management Guidelines for OHV Recreation

Guidelines to assist with planning, developing, operating, and maintaining sustainable OHV trails, trail systems, and areas.  For use by managers and enthusiasts alike.

Trail Planning, Design, and Development Guidelines

Comprehensive guidelines for development of both motorized and nonmotorized trails created by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Guidelines for Off-Highway Vehicle Clubs: A Resource Guide to Assist in the Formation, Development, and Management of OHV Recreation Enthusiast Clubs

Commonly referred to as NOHVCC’s “Club Start-Up Kit.”  Contains information on how to establish effective local OHV clubs.


Park Guidelines for OHVs

Details step-by-step processes to develop new OHV Parks.


Stationary Sound Test Manual for Off-Highway Motorcycles, ATVs & ROVs

2014-2018 Model Year Supplement: 2014-2018 Model Year Supplement to the 2013 MIC Stationary Sound Test Manual for Off-Highway Motorcycles, ATVs & ROVs



Tips and Practice Guides

ASI has three booklets available on its website – “Parents, Youngsters and All-Terrain Vehicles”, “Tips and Practice Guide for the All-Terrain Vehicle Rider”, and “The ATV Readiness Checklist”


The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) also has several safety booklets available for download including – “Parents, Youngsters & Off-Highway Motorcycles,” and “Tips & Practice Guide for the Off-Highway Motorcyclist.”


Presentations from NOHVCC’s Previous Annual Conferences

NOHVCC’s Annual Conference is host to presenters who provide a wealth of knowledge, experience and advice. You can download all of the presentations from previous years in a .zip file.


2017 (35 MB File)

2016 (50 MB File)


2015 (117 MB File)


Archived Newsletters

NOHVCC staff has been culling through our old newsletters to pull out articles that may still benefit OHV enthusiasts, and to create an archive.  Some of the articles are now available!  We are attempting to review a huge number of articles and to categorize them so that it will be easy for visitors to our website to find the information they are looking for.

Finally, keep an eye on this space as we will be adding more articles and more categories over time.

Trail Layout, Design, Construction and Maintenance

Brochures and Pamphlets

National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) brochure. Provides an overview of the organization including a description of materials and services available.


Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA) brochure. ARRA was formed to ensure that Americans are not arbitrarily denied the right to responsibly experience and enjoy the public lands that belong to the citizens of the United States. Includes opportunity for grassroots involvement.


Prison Hill OHV Management Plan  

The purpose of the Prison Hill Recreation Area Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Management Plan is to provide the framework to proactively manage the approximately 960 acres open to OHV use by outlining a prescribed set of management activities.  


“What Is NOHVCC?” Webinar 

NOHVCC’s mission is to “create a positive future for OHV recreation.” How does NOHVCC strive to further that mission?  Learn more about how NOHVCC operates by viewing this recorded version of the “What is NOHVCC” webinar.  If you have ever wondered about NOHVCC’s structure, programs, projects or staff, this webinar is for you. Also, NOHVCC provides a wide range of tools, guidance and expertise to OHV enthusiasts and managers – don’t miss this opportunity to find out if you can benefit from NOHVCC’s assistance!


OHV Clubs and Associations Development Webinar

Some of the reasons people join OHV clubs include – strength in numbers, learning where to ride, and who to ride with, improving trails, cultivating communication with land management agencies, leveraging funds and resources, and FUN!  This webinar will focus on helping enthusiasts start a club or association and will be helpful for anyone who serves in a leadership role in an existing club or association, or anyone who wants to better understand how successful clubs are managed.


Introduction to Mapping and GIS Webinar

Accurate, easy-to-use maps are essential to a positive OHV experience. It is hard to have a fun day on the trails when you get lost, don’t know where to go or end up somewhere you don’t belong because a map led you astray. Geoff Chain with NOHVCC has extensive experience with all facets of creating maps and will share some of his knowledge during this webinar. This presentation is designed to introduce participators to map basics including map features, types of maps, creating maps, mapping software Geographic Information Sciences (GIS), ArcGIS, and Avenza.