Back in December I wrote about a project in Cave Creek, AZ to create a family friendly riding area at a spot that historically had little management and lacked facilities. This lead to a proliferation of user- created trails, sanitation issues, and resource degradation near the staging area. Recently work began to start managing the area and create a family friendly destination. This effort began by partnering with the Tonto

Long-time friend of NOHVCC Max Reid recently sent us some information about a National Trails Day project we had to share. For those who don’t know Max, he retired from the Forest Service ten years ago, but his passion for OHV recreation and the Paiute Trail in Utah remain strong. One of his first days on the job with the Fishlake National Forest Max was told he would be the

Hopefully you are aware that NOHVCC began a series of free webinars in 2019. The webinars are designed to deliver quality and helpful information on OHV safety, education, management and other issues related to motorized recreation. The series kicked off in January 2019 with a presentation titled “What is NOHVCC?” Subsequent webinars focused on OHV Club and Association Development, Introduction to Mapping and GIS and Effective OHV Economic Impact Studies.

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

Do you know of an OHV enthusiast, land manager, club, association or other organization that has gone above and beyond in support of fulfilling NOHVCC’s mission of “Creating a Positive Future for OHV Recreation?”  If so, please send an email to trailhead@nohvcc.org. Likewise, if you know of any success stories such as newly opened riding areas, successful mitigation of trail issues, positive outcomes from OHV management, etc., please let us