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 NOHVCC Teams have been replaced by an Issue Area Representative (IAR) structure.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

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

During the week of September 10 – 15 NOHVCC staff members Geoff Chain and Marc Hildesheim, along with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) OHV Subject Matter Expert, Brad Colin, visited five cities in Oregon and Washington. At each city a listening session was held with local OHV enthusiasts to determine what the BLM can do to provide a better OHV recreation experience. These meetings were part of the larger

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

On Saturday, August 18 at its annual Awards Celebration to conclude its Annual Conference, NOHVCC inducted Wayne Daub and Heidi Annau into its Hall of Fame.  NOHVCC’s Hall of Fame induction is reserved for those OHV enthusiasts who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to helping NOHVCC achieve its mission of “creating a positive future for OHV recreation.”   NOHVCC Hall Of Fame Award: Wayne Daub Wayne Daub lives in London,