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

Coming Soon – NOHVCC will begin a series of free webinars in 2019.  The webinars will be designed to deliver quality and helpful information on OHV safety, education, management and other issues related to motorized recreation.  The series will kick off in January 2019 with a presentation titled What is NOHVCC? This initial webinar will be useful for those who are unfamiliar with NOHVCC, its projects and its mission.  It

 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,

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 NOHVCC Teams have been replaced by an Issue Area Representative (IAR) structure.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

Photo provided by Anthony Carrino

As a continuation of the strong existing partnership between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and NOHVCC, the two organizations have been working cooperatively to develop a website that features the best OHV recreation areas managed by the BLM. NOHVCC worked with our State Partners to create a list of the best OHV areas managed by the BLM and to collect mapping data.  This information will be used to develop

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