NOHVCC Education and Training information available as a video

Tom Umphress and Sam at a computerNOHVCC offers several videos that give you training at any time that is convenient for you. We understand that not all computers or internet connections can handle the amount of bandwidth necessary for the video downloads, so we have made all of the videos available as a DVD or CD which you can order from our home office by contacting trailhead@nohvcc.org or by calling us at 800-348-6487.  The DVDs are free to you. Large orders may incur shipping fees, but there is no charge for individual orders.

 

You may also download the videos from our YouTube page. These files have been compressed and cut to fit into the YouTube format.

 

 

 

Instructional GPS Trail Mapping DVD

GPS DVD for Route InventoryThis DVD provides OHV enthusiasts and professionals with detailed information regarding how to gather OHV route (trail) information using GPS technology, and how to provide that information to the USFS in a format that will be usable by the USFS for its Route Designation process, including the updates to the Motorized Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM). Emphasis is placed on GPS tools and technology that are available to OHV enthusiasts, and software that can be used to manage, catalog, and format GPS data.

 

The DVD was developed jointly by the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) and the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) with input from the USDA Forest Service (USFS), BlueRibbon Coalition, Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA), American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Specilaty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) and the United Four-Wheel Drive Association (UFWDA).

 

The DVD is divided into eight chapters which are easily navigable with a computer or DVD player. Chapter topics include:

 

  • An introduction to the USFS Route Designation process
  • GPS hardware
  • Preparing for your trip
  • Collecting data
  • DNR Garmin
  • Garmin Mapsource
  • Fugawi Global Navigator
  • Providing data to the agency

 
The DVD content was developed jointly by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), the Coloroado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO), the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), BlueRibbon Coalition, Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA), American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), and the United Four-Wheel Drive Association (UFWDA).

You should also check out our trailbuilder's resource page.

 

Land Advocacy Video Series

First Webinar DVD Front Cover This DVD is a supplement to the Land Advocacy Webinar Series. The 4 modules presented in the webinars are shown as 14 separate videos. These can be downloaded individually or they can be ordered as 1 DVD.

 

The series walks you through everything you need to know regarding how to create and maintain a sustainable OHV trail system. The information is presented using the US Forest Service as an example, but the information can easily be applied to any goverment land agency whether at the federal, state, or local level.

 

The series begins with information regarding route designation, finding the right person to talk with, and planning process. The series then moves into explaining who the OHV enthusiasts are, basic principles of sustainable trails, and how to design a trail system.  It then moves into more detailed trail information including trail maintenance, monitoring, and signing. It also goes into detail regarding creating a working relationship with your Land Managers and how to make effective comments on the agency documents. The series wraps up with information on how to move forward and make changes to existing systems before giving 4 great examples where the principles of the series were used and the successes they have realized.

 

The DVD content is based on workshops that were jointly developed by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), BlueRibbon Coalition, Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA), American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), and the United Four-Wheel Drive Association (UFWDA).