NOHVCC staff recently delivered a Great Trails Workshop in Colorado that featured a visit to the Hartman Rocks Recreation Area managed by the Bureau of Land Management.  Hartman Rocks is a multiple-use area that provides opportunities for dirt bikes, mountain bikes, equestrian users, hikers, rock crawlers, trials bikes, rock climbers as well as ATVs and ROVs.  The area also has plenty of campsites that include fire rings and picnic tables

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations impact all recreational opportunities on Forest Service lands including OHV recreation. As a result, it is important that OHV enthusiasts understand the rules and engage appropriately. If you are interested in learning more, the Forest Service is hosting two webinars to explain proposed updates to its NEPA regulations (note: these are NOT NOHVCC webinars). Details below. The following notice was issued by the U.S.

As we have noted before, the 2019 NOHVCC Annual Conference will be in Reno, NV on October 17-19 – immediately following the start of the INOHVAA conference which begins on October 15.  NOHVCC staff and partners in Nevada continue to actively plan for the conference, and we are well on our way to providing another exciting and successful event!  The agenda for the conference is filling up fast!  As a

An unavoidable truth is that sometimes trails need to be closed.  While everyone in the OHV community strives for more and better access for motorized recreation, some trails simply are not sustainable, were originally located incorrectly, or simply do not meet the needs of the trail system.  This article is about those trails. “You can’t close a trail in the desert.”  This is something that NOHVCC staff hears quite often. 

NOHVCC will award scholarships for a limited number of qualified individuals to attend the NOHVCC Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada October 17-19.  We recognize that attending the Conference is an expensive proposition, so we want to make sure we have the best and brightest from the OHV community participate.  These scholarships will cover the cost of travel, lodging, registration and most meals of awardees.   Invited to apply are active State

NOHVCC staff traveled to Gunnison, CO last month to host its most recent Great Trails Workshop.  The workshop series focuses on the design, layout, construction, maintenance and management of sustainable OHV trails and emphasizes hands-on field training.  Typically, participants include trail managers; trail construction and maintenance supervisors and crews; engineering staff involved in trail planning, design, maintenance and construction; trail contractors; OHV club trail volunteers; and other interested stakeholders. If

The Buckeye Community Arts Network (BCAN) recently featured the Toledo Trail Riders (TTR) in its “Take it Outside” segment.  Watch the video below to discover from Club President Matt Bucher how TTR was formed, and to watch volunteers hard at work maintaining single-track trail.  The video not only provides an example of how clubs can get involved, but also the type of positive exposure OHV recreation can receive when dedicated

NOHVCC continues its 2019 webinar series with an installment on effective OHV Economic Impact studies.  The webinar will be May 22 at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.  Like prior webinars, participation is free. During this webinar, Mark Imerman from Regional Strategic, Ltd. will make a presentation on economic impact modeling for the off-highway vehicle recreation industry. The presentation will provide an overview of how economic impact modeling works, the information

Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails and Experiences authored by Dick Dufourd and published by NOHVCC is a comprehensive guide to OHV trail layout, design, construction and maintenance.  The 300+ page book has been internationally recognized as the must-have guidebook for OHV trails and provides the curriculum for NOHVCC’s Great Trails workshops. Click below to watch a video of Dick explain the features (and WOW factor) that make a great

OHV recreation equals family recreation.  There are more options than ever to get outdoors and ride with family members both young and not so young.  But these options make it imperative that parents make sure that their children are of an appropriate age and maturity level to operate a motorized vehicle.  Thankfully the ATV Safety Institute (ASI) has some tools to help parents make informed decisions. First, safe ATV operation