NOHVCC Begins Effort to Create Family-Friendly Riding Area in Arizona! By Geoff Chain, NOHVCC Project Coordinator and Communications Associate Winter time in the Sonoran Desert is a spectacular place to be. Cool mornings give way to perfect daytime highs and endless skies, the smell of creosote after a rain permeates the air, and the flora and fauna come to life after enduring the seemingly endless summer. Ok, enough gushing about

 CA State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commissioners Tour Hungry Valley By Deborah Burgeson, Associate Park & Recreation Specialist, OHMVR Division, California State Parks For the first time in more than a decade, the California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Commissioners and other tour participants donned their helmets and goggles before riding in green sticker vehicles to tour Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). On November 8, 2018,

Need Help With An OHV-Related Issue? NOHVCC’s Issue Area Representatives Can Help! At its Annual Conference in Grand Rapids earlier this year NOHVCC announced a restructuring of its Partner system. NOHVCC Teams have been replaced by an Issue Area Representative (IAR) structure.  This structure is designed to make it easier for NOHVCC Partners and others in the OHV community to access the assistance of those with knowledge in a specific

NOHVCC Staff Participates in (and Learns from) IMBA Trail Lab! By Geoff Chain, NOHVCC Project Coordinator I’m all about anything that involves being outside and active, especially if it involves wheels. Being an avid OHV enthusiast, mountain biker, and hiker gives me pretty good insight and perspective into what’s going on in the different outdoor sports and activities. Being active in multiple modes of outdoor recreation allows me to be

The Post Wildfire OHV Recovery Alliance (PWORA), formed to orchestrate and organize volunteers to bring back OHV, 4×4, dirt bike, and all recreational access trails after terrible fire seasons, held its first ever work weekend recovering infrastructure on the Chappie-Shasta OHV Area on BLM managed lands in Northern California. The OHV area suffered greatly from the recent Carr fires and there have been closures to OHV trails as a result. 

The U.S. Forest Service National Saw Program Policy requires training and certification for volunteer cooperators who operate a chainsaw to clear and maintain recreational trails on Forest Service lands. Some in the OHV community are concerned that lack of opportunity to achieve certification could be a barrier to performing necessary maintenance.  As a result, NOHVCC is actively seeking ways to work in partnership with the Forest Service to help ensure

If you haven’t already – make sure to friend or follow NOHVCC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  NOHVCC recently created an Instagram page and changed our Facebook page.  Use the links below to make sure you are up-to-date on all that is going on with NOHVCC! There are lots of great pictures from NOHVCC’s 2018 Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, MI.  Plus, there are updates on NOHVCC’s Great Trails Workshops,

By Marc Hildesheim, Project Manager for NOHVCC Building new OHV trail can be a daunting and difficult task. Regulations, costs, and staff capacity are all challenges that can keep new projects from coming to fruition. Luckily, there are creative and enthusiastic land managers like Josh Lattin of the Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest in Montana, who work to find new ways to build fun and sustainable OHV

By Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System in West Virginia is one of the preeminent success stories in off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation. No other OHV trail system surpasses it in terms of 1) the scope of its partnership between government and private landowners, 2) the length, quality and variety of riding opportunities it created for the public, 3) its adherence to safety and 4) the economic impact and

By Marc Hildesheim, NOHVCC Project Manager There are a lot of great things happening in OHV recreation in Nevada, and fortunately NOHVCC gets to tag along for the ride. The dedicated Commissioners and staff of the Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles spent much of 2017 recruiting worthy grant applicants to best utilize the funds that the Commission manages for the public. These funds are collected from OHV registration fees and