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2019 Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Great Trails Workshop – Gunnison
May 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm$80.00
The Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) in conjunction with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the US Forest Service, and the US Bureau of Land Management, will be conducting an OHV trails workshop in Gunnison, CO on May 31-June 2, 2019. The 3-day workshop will consist of classroom sessions on May 31, at the Gunnison Community Center and field sessions on June 1-2 on land managed by the BLM Gunnison Field Office. Field sessions will involve walking to various sites on the trail system so bring your best hiking shoes, appropriate clothing, and drinking water.
When: May 31-June 2
Where: Gunnison Community Center
200 Spencer Ave
Gunnison, CO 81230
Registration is $80, until 5:00 PM MST on May 17 at which time late registration will cost $90. The number of participants is limited, so register early. If you have problems registering, please contact our office at or call us at 800-348-6487.
Attendees must provide their own transportation to the Friday classroom session and to the Saturday and Sunday field sessions on the Gunnison Field Office. Field sessions will include walking to multiple trail sites so bring your best hiking shoes, water, lunch, snacks, and other necessary gear.
The workshop will focus on OHV trail maintenance, rehabilitation, improvement and relocation. Hands-on field training will be emphasized. The intended audience is trail managers; trail construction and maintenance supervisors and crews, engineering staff involved in trail planning, design, maintenance and construction; trail contractors, and trail volunteers.
Registered attendees will NOT be required to bring an off-highway vehicle to participate in the field portions of this workshop as all training locations shall be accessible by full-size vehicles. Carpooling and ridesharing will be organized at the end of the classroom sessions. Those who operate an ATV or dirt bike or drive or ride as a passenger in a ROV (side-by-side) during the workshop must wear a helmet, goggles, gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and over the ankle boots. We encourage those who have access to an OHV to bring their machine and enjoy the many opportunities in the area for exploration and recreation as well as a chance to ride with your fellow training participants.
Classroom sessions: Gunnison Community Center
· How trail systems function and provide desired experiences
· Trail Management Objectives – how they apply to trail maintenance
· Creative trail design and innovative engineering practices
· Trail maintenance techniques specific to various trail uses and conditions
· Trail reroutes
· How to create a trail management objective (TMO) document
· Small group problem solving exercises
Field sessions: Gunnison Field Office
· Trail maintenance techniques exercises
· Creative trail design and layout exercises
· Trail relocation exercises
· Trail design considerations for different types of OHV
COHVCO is offering a limited number of scholarships for attendees to the training workshop. Scholarships include two nights lodging, tuition, and all meals provided as part of the training. To inquire about receiving a scholarship please contact Scott Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-281-5810.
A block of rooms for training participants has been reserved the Comfort Inn in Gunnison, 911 N Main Street Gunnison, CO 81230. To Reserve Rooms please call the hotel at 520-257-3067 and reserve under NOHVCC.
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