NYPUM: “Where the youth of America can realize their full potential through mentorship, team building and self-development. All while learning the skills to enjoy safe and exciting off-road riding.” If you have attended one of the last few NOHVCC Annual Conferences, chances are you had the opportunity to hear directly from some of the organizers of the National Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM).  This outstanding organization is celebrating its 50th

Once again NOHVCC is running a series of articles designed to feature NOHVCC State Partners and some of the successes they highlighted in their Partner Annual Reports. As a result of the Partner Annual Reports the NOHVCC Board of Directors and staff are better able to understand the great things our Partners are up to – and we wanted to share some examples with the broader NOHVCC community while introducing

U.S. Representatives John Curtis (R-UT) and Peter Welch (D-VT) shared a video of them discussing their new bill (H.R. 5797) to increase funding for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). H.R. 5797 would require FHWA to estimate the amount of gas taxes paid by non-highway recreational users. The current estimate is more than a decade old but suggests that those users pay more than $270 million. Further the legislation would increase

Last week a group of Representatives including Peter Welch (D-VT), John Curtis (R-UT), Angie Craig (D-MN), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Chris Stewart (R-UT) introduced H.R. 5797, The Recreational Trails Full Funding Act of 2020. The bill requires a Nonhighway Recreational Fuel Study, better reporting of RTP projects and increased funding. To read a press release about the introduction of H.R. 5797 click here. To read the Coalition

NOHVCC continues to work in partnership with the US Forest Service (USFS), the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife (CPW), and the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) to improve and enhance the motorized recreation opportunities on public lands in the State of Colorado. In order to accomplish this, NOHVCC will conduct a series of listening sessions and invite Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts who

Earlier this month the Council on Environmental Quality issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking –Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This proposed rulemaking is intended to “…revise and modernize… NEPA regulations to facilitate more efficient, effective, and timely NEPA reviews by Federal agencies.” As many in the OHV community are aware, NEPA reviews can often be time consuming endeavors which can

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently announced in the Federal Register that it seeks nominations to fill 27 of the BLM’s statewide and regional Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) located in the West that have vacant positions and/or members whose terms are scheduled to expire. These RACs are designed to provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands

On October 1, 2019 NOHVCC hosted a webinar titled “Learn How To Host Rides for Veterans.” NOHVCC Chairman and External Relations Director for the Iowa OHV Association Dan Kleen, who has organized several veterans’ rides in Iowa, served as the webinar’s presenter. He highlighted the rides for veterans in Iowa and hoped to provide participants with all the information and tools necessary for clubs across the Country to replicate Iowa’s

NOHVCC continues its free webinar series in 2020. At 8:00 PM Eastern on January 22, Tom Yager, Vice President, Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, will make a presentation titled Access to Safety Training – And How to Know if Your Child is Ready To Ride an ATV. Webinar summary: OHV recreation equals family recreation. There are more options than ever to get outdoors and ride with family members both young

Greetings all. 2019 was a great year, and we look forward to a Holiday season of spending time with family and friends and hope each of you the best of as we begin the new year! There is a lot to look forward to in 2020 – look for feature articles on Partner successes; NOHVCC’s second webinar series will kick off in January; and planning for the Annual Conference in