NOHVCC is working in partnership with the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) to collect as much information as possible related to closures of OHV areas as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you know of areas that have been closed please let us know at trailhead@nohvcc.org. Specific information to include in your email: Your Name Name of OHV Area State in which the OHV Area is Located Land Management Agency

During the Covid-19 pandemic, NOHVCC will continue to monitor how OHV recreation is impacted by stay-at-home orders and other suggestions from governmental entities, but we will also strive to keep you informed about other ongoing initiatives, projects, tools or news related to our sport. The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) has created a COVID-19 update webpage which includes information on the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a state

Please click the link below to take a short questionnaire about how your recreation habits evolve while we all implement precautions related to COVID -19. NOHVCC hopes to send this survey out several times during the course of the outbreak to track how opinions and behavior change over time. NOHVCC encourages everyone to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, federal, state and local governments and to take

Please see below to read a letter from Bill Lyon, President, Windrock Park, Knoxville, TN. The letter outlines how Windrock is responding to threats from COVID-19. Individuals, businesses and land managers are being forced to make tough decisions, while still attempting to provide opportunities for recreation. NOHVCC wanted to share this letter as one example of how a private riding area is dealing with our current reality. Should you choose

NOHVCC recently drew your attention to U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service guidance, indicating that opportunities to continue dispersed recreation may remain during the current reality we are all facing as a result of COVID-19. It is possible to abide by social distancing and other recommended guidelines while getting outdoors and engaging in all sorts of recreation – including OHV recreation. But, ultimately, it is up to the individual

NOHVCC partner, Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA) has issued an alert encouraging OHV enthusiasts to urge Congress and Governors to keep powersports facilities open during the COVID-19 situation. Please see below and weigh in! From ARRA: This is a critical time for our nation and the sport of riding off-highway vehicles on our nation’s public lands. The entire economy is at risk from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the response to the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, NOHVCC will strive to keep our readers up to date on the impact it is having on OHV recreation. While every individual must make decisions based on their own health, willingness to take on risk, and recommendations and mandates from local, state and federal governments, at the moment, being outdoors and isolated (dispersed recreation) meets current “social distancing” recommendations. Currently,

The US Forest Service recently issued the 10-Year Trail Shared Stewardship Challenge which is billed as “…a call to action to increase our collective capacity to care for trails and increase on-the-ground results.” To read a brochure about the Trail Challenge click here. The Trail Challenge consists of three phases. The Forest Service describes phase one, “the Launch and Learn” phase: During the Launch and Learn phase, we are focusing

NOHVCC Comments on Proposed NEPA Rulemaking – Still Time For You To Comment As Well! NOHVCC has formally submitted comments on the Council on Environmental Quality’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). To read NOHVCC’s comments click here. This proposed rulemaking is intended to “…revise and modernize… NEPA regulations to facilitate more efficient, effective, and timely

Off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation not only requires access to OHV trails, areas and systems, but also people to manage and provide for the use. As a result, NOHVCC wants to make a small investment in the future by offering a $1,000 scholarship to an individual pursuing a career in the outdoors. The ideal candidate will follow a course of study that is intended to lead to a career in recreation