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 NOHVCC Teams have been replaced by an Issue Area Representative (IAR) structure.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

Iowa OHV Association Holds “Thank You For Your Service Ride” By Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer What was intended to be a special, one-day event in June called the “Thank You For Your Service Ride,” has turned into so much more. Thirty members from Iowa’s off-highway vehicle (OHV) clubs trailered their multi-passenger recreational off-highway vehicles (commonly referred to as “side-by-sides”) to the Iowa Veterans Home to give 100 veterans and

Reminder! 2018 North Idaho College Off-Highway Vehicle Great Trails Workshop The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) in conjunction with North Idaho College Workforce Training Center, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation OHV Program, and the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest will be conducting an OHV Great Trails training workshop in October. The 3-day workshop will consist of classroom sessions on October 2

NOHVCC had a great slate of presenters at our Conference this year!  While it is always best to come see them in person, if you had to skip the Conference here is your chance to see what you missed.  Of course, if you were there, here are most of the presentations to augment your notes.  There is a wealth of information below – take a look!  NOTE: The following presentations

The INOHVAA and NOHVCC Annual Conferences Mobile Workshop at the South Loop of the Little Manistee Trail System is next Thursday, August 16. You must be pre-registered to participate in the Mobile Workshop. If you are taking the bus from the Conference hotel – please be in the lobby/registration area no later than 6:45 am, the bus will depart at 7:00 am. The staging area for the Mobile Workshop is

By Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer “It can be easier to teach a rider how to be an equipment operator than to teach a seasoned heavy equipment operator how to build a trail.” That’s one of many insights offered by Dick Dufourd in his book, “Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails And Experiences.” Chapter 8, titled “Tools in the Toolbox: Equipment,” is 15 pages of information valuable to both rookie