The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council and International Off-Highway Vehicle Administrators Association joint annual conferences will be October 15-19 in Reno, Nevada. Click here for a draft preliminary schedule. As you might imagine we are still in the process of selecting talented and knowledgeable presenters, but we do have some information. Anyone who has a long approval process can use the draft to secure approval for travel. Of course, the

Meet the Issue Area Representatives – Youth and Education, Carol Smith This article is the second in a series to introduce NOHVCC’s Issue Area Representatives. This article focuses on Youth and Education.  Other articles in the series highlight the Representatives from the other issue areas. Background At its Annual Conference in Grand Rapids NOHVCC announced a restructuring of its Partner system. NOHVCC Teams have been replaced by an Issue Area

2018 NOHVCC Year in Review 2018 has been a great year for NOHVCC! Thanks to our partners we had an outstanding conference in Grand Rapids, we have a new website and have updated our communications, and of course NOHVCC staff and Partners have been busy on many projects.  Take a look below to get a better picture of some of the things NOHVCC was up to in 2018. Staff NOHVCC

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 NOHVCC Teams have been replaced by an Issue Area Representative (IAR) structure.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,