2017 Annual NOHVCC and INOHVAA Joint Conference - August 22 - 27

As time marches on and we get closer to the 2017 conference, we will have more and more details for you.  We are busy thinking of some creative twists for the conference.  And, of course, the mobile workshop opportunities are plentiful. The conference topics will be informative and fun.  The INOHVAA annual meeting and round table will again take place.  Our main goal: to make this the best conference yet and a "can't miss" opportunity for you.


Below is some information that we currently know about this year's conference:

The Theme for the conference is Forward Momentum.  Together, we have achieved successes over the past couple of decades.  We want to keep the progress going forward and position ourselves for even more success in the future.

Russ Ehnes is saying goodbye as NOHVCC Executive Director.  Fortunately, or unfortunately for him, we had already assigned some duties for this year's conference to him before he announced his resignation.  We will bring him to this conference and put him to work, at least part-time, for this conference.

We will have a new Executive Director to introduce, or re-introduce with a new title.  Duane Taylor has agreed to come over to NOHVCC from the Motorcycle Industry Council/Specialty Vehicle Institute of America/Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association.  Help us to welcome Duane to his first conference as the NOHVCC ED. 

The mobile workshop will be at the Hopkinton-Everett Trails Area.  This area is part of an Army Corps of Engineers flood control program area.  This will be the first time the mobile workshop is on Army Corps of Engineer property.

We have a planning team in the northeast that is actively looking for ways to make this a great conference and who are looking to welcome you to their States.

Thank You Sponsors!

We would not have been able to hold this year's conference without the assistance of our sponsors. Please check out our conference sponsorship page and support those businesses and organizations which support us. Special recognition must go to our Titanium sponsors. These sponsors for the 2017 conference are:



The sponsor levels and other information is located on our sponsors page.



Registration and the packet will be available soon.


Register!       Agenda and Packet



Program Manager of the Year Award

Each year at its annual conference the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) honors one OHV program manager who has shown an exemplary dedication to providing for motorized recreation or who has spent years working toward an OHV success story. Awardees must work for a government program involved in OHV management. All local, state, and federal employees are eligible for this award. In 2017 NOHVCC has chosen to remember a close friend that was lost earlier this year by renaming the Program Manager of the Year Award to the "Rob Perrin Program Manager of the Year Award."


Rob Perrin was a long-time employee of the BLM and a very important partner to NOHVCC. In recent years, Rob has been the driving force behind the successful BLM National Motorized Recreation Strategy. NOHVCC has had the privilege of contributing information gathered from the public to statewide OHV Recreation Action Plans that fall under the umbrella of this national project. Rob was equally driven to provide quality recreation experiences for all user types, but never failed to ensure that OHV recreation was given a seat at the table. "Rob exemplified what a Program Manager should strive to be and set a great example for other managers to follow" said Duane Taylor, NOHVCC Executive Director. NOHVCC is proud to have known Rob and to be able to honor him in this way. NOHVCC is privileged to be a partner in developing a National Motorized Recreation Strategy and will continue to pursue this project with the dedication to quality recreation opportunities for which Rob was known.


At NOHVCC's annual conference in Manchester, New Hampshire August 22-27, 2017, NOHVCC will present the Rob Perrin Program Manager of the Year award to a deserving manager. There will also be an opportunity for those assembled to share stories of their experiences working with Rob and the successes that they achieved together.




The conference will be held at:
Radisson Hotel - Manchester, Downtown
700 Elm Street
Manchester, New Hampshire  03101
(603) 625-1000



More Details to Come


Get the registration packet.  Reading the packet in its entirety prior to registering for the conference can be helpful.


The agenda is still being completed.  If you have an agenda item, send us your ideas to trailhead@nohvcc.org before May 28th, 2017 to get it on the schedule.  We have some ideas for informative presentations already, such as:
  • A helmet trade-in or discount program
  • Making the most of smaller budgets to create great trails
  • A website template for clubs and associations
  • Creating a digital forest
  • Public and private partnerships
  • The BLM Strategic plans
  • Electric motorcycles
  • Other items from your imagination


The general agenda schedule will be:

  • INOHVAA is sponsoring a Program Managers Round Table on Tuesday evening.
  • The INOHVAA Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday morning.
  • We are offering OHV training for Dirt bikes, ATVs, and ROVs.
  • Youth Corps members will once again be presenting
  • We will have presentations regarding successful OHV projects which have been completed recently



Past Presentations

Presentations for previous conferences are available starting with the 2016 presentations and go through 2008.


 We look forward to seeing you in New Hampshire!