Frequently Asked Questions About NOHVCC

What is the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)?

What is our purpose?

How do we work?

How can we help you?

How can you support our mission?

How do we work with other national off-highway vehicle organizations?

What is a State or an Associate State Partner?

 

What is the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)?

The NOHVCC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational foundation composed of a national body of OHV recreation enthusiasts dedicated to furthering a positive future for responsible OHV recreation.

 

What is our purpose?

The purpose of the NOHVCC is to develop and provide a wide spectrum of programs, materials, and information or “tools” to individuals, clubs, associations, and agencies in order to:

  • Help establish new OHV clubs and state associations where they don’t exist;
  • Strengthen existing clubs and state associations by providing information, training, and services to help them be more effective;
  • Improve and promote responsible OHV recreation management and resource protection by working in partnership with private and public land managers and recreation planners;  
  • Provide and promote best management practices for OHV recreation planning, development, and management to policy makers;
  • Promote a positive OHV recreation image to all publics;
  • Build a better understanding of responsible OHV recreation among all publics;
  • Build recognition and acceptance that OHV recreation is a positive activity and promotes a responsible lifestyle;
  • Provide broad-based, ongoing educational opportunities for OHV recreationists, recreation planners, and decision-makers;
  • Provide and promote educational, safety, ethics, environmental and character-building programs for all OHV recreationists, including youth; and
  • Emphasize the benefits of responsible recreation behavior and raise awareness of the impacts from irresponsible recreation activity.

 

How do we work?

The NOHVCC is not a membership organization but a network of selected volunteer State and Associate State Partners. Partners utilize and share the NOHVCC “tools” with OHV recreationists in their area to foster growth of local clubs and state associations, establish and improve working relationships with local land managers, and promote responsible OHV recreation opportunities.

 

Partners work in the NOHVCC teams to determine what materials and programs are needed, while providing review and guidance as the “tools” are developed. Teams may call upon an extensive list of advisors ranging from national organizations to land management agencies who have unique expertise in recreation management and activities for assistance.  A volunteer Board elected by the State Partners directs the NOHVCC. A professional staff, under the direction of an Executive Director, performs the program, resource development, and general administration.

 

How can we help you?

The NOHVCC can help you by providing:

  • Assistance, information, and materials for club development and management;
  • Access to a national network of OHV activists, clubs, associations, organizations, and agencies;
  • Direct contact with experts to address specific issues;
  • Complete coordination of OHV Recreation Management Workshops;
  • Complete coordination of OHV State Association Development Workshops;
  • Access to a litany of information on our web site with local, state, and federal OHV-related information;
  • An extensive library of OHV-related studies and literature;
  • Information and services to assist with youth program development;
  • On-line webinars and informational DVDs;
  • Public awareness and image enhancement materials;
  • OHV park development and management information and contacts; and
  • Information regarding risk management; and exposition booths and distribution materials.

 

How can you support our mission?

Contact the State Partner or Associate State Partner for your state to get information regarding how you can assist efforts in your area.  Learn about and promote responsible OHV recreation.  Join or form a club or state association in your area.  Introduce yourself to your local land management agency and establish a working relationship with them.  Make a tax-deductible contribution to the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council and contact your elected officials, letting them know that you are a responsible outdoor recreationist whose form of recreation happens to be on an off-highway vehicle.

 

How do we work with other national OHV organizations?

NOHVCC cooperative efforts with other national OHV organizations include:

  • Exchange of information, “tools,” and resources;  
  • Referrals and links;
  • Encouragement of all enthusiasts to join and actively participate in OHV organizations;
  • Joint efforts on projects embraced by more than one organization;
  • Open communication between groups;
  • Conference planning and sponsorship; and
  • Educational project coordination.

 

What is a State or Associate State Partner?

NOHVCC State Partners and Associate State Partners are OHV advocates with demonstrated leadership ability and commitment to the promotion of responsible OHV recreation. Partners are sought and selected from each state by the NOHVCC Network Development Team. Find out what it takes to be a Partner on the Partner Page.