NOHVCC had a great slate of presenters at our Conference this year! While it is always best to come see them in person, if you had to skip the Conference here is your chance to see what you missed. Of course, if you were there, here are most of the presentations to augment your notes. There is a wealth of information below – take a look!
NOTE: The following presentations are provided for informational purposes only. They were prepared by the presenters themselves, and while you are welcome to view and share the links and to learn from the information therein – these are not intended to be used as presentations by anyone other than the originator.
Learn about NOHVCC’s new website!
Duane Taylor, NOHVCC – James Freeman, Trailhead Consultants
Meet NOHVCC’s Newest Addition – Geoff Chain
Geoff boasts an extensive background in trail design, analysis, construction, and maintenance. Personally, Geoff is a diehard OHV enthusiast, and has experience operating dirt-bikes, ATVs, ROVs and 4×4 vehicles, and competes in motorcycle trials and enduro competitions. Meet him and hear what he has been up to!
Update on all things Adventure Trail by the Artist/Designer himself.
Robert Van Nood, Adventure Trail Artist
Annual update on the status of the Recreational Trails Program and discussion of current issues, hurdles and areas of focus.
Christopher Douwes, FHWA Community Planner – Transportation Alternatives / Recreational Trails Program
Kids and Adults on Snowmobiles – KAOS (kids snowmobile club)
Youth representatives in Wisconsin have formed KAOS – learn about this exciting and unique program.
Overview of OHV access in Michigan from the beginning – including a discussion of the economic benefits of competition on public lands, and how partnerships amongst MI DNR, the Forest Service and enthusiasts has led to success.
Thomas Dunn, Michigan ORV Advisory Board – Lew Shuler, NOHVCC Officer, Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan – Jessica Holley, MI DNR
NOHVCC and the BLM have partnered to develop a National Motorized Recreation Action Strategy that will help the BLM develop individual state strategies for providing high quality OHV opportunities and develop partnerships to help maintain those opportunities.
Brad Colin, BLM – Marc Hildesheim, NOHVCC
The National Youth Project Utilizing Minibikes (NYPUM) pairs the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Dirtbike School with a program that mentors troubled youth. This session will focus on NYPUM’s program and the new agreement with CA State Parks.
Mark Speller, NYPUM
Presentation on placing an ATV trail through a state scientific and natural area in Minnesota.
Kevin Johnson – MN DNR
“Thank You for Your Service Ride.” This presentation is about the Iowa OHV Association’s ride at the Iowa Veterans Home. It is also a challenge for other groups to host similar events in their area.
Dan Kleen, NOHVCC Chairman of the Board
Silver Lake State Park is a 450-acre area that is mostly an open sand dune style environment used by over 500,000 riders annually. OHVs of all types are allowed to operate in this unique area that is classified as Critical Dunes, a highly regulated land mass in Michigan. There are some specific rules and regulations in place at this location for ORV use.
Jody Johnson, MI DNR – Jessica Holley, MI DNR
Update on current TL! activities across the country, including opportunities to collaborate on education, outreach and stewardship projects.
Danielle Fowles, Tread Lightly!
Update on the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, which consists of trade associations that represent a diverse cross-section of the broad recreation industry.
Callie Hoyt, Motorcycle Industry Council
Learn about updates to the Great Trails Workshop curriculum as well as some of the results that have been achieved as a result of Workshops in the last year.
Marc Hildesheim, NOHVCC – Jack Terrell, NOHVCC
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with Minnesota Four-Wheel Drive Association (MN4WDA), contracted with NOHVCC to plan and implement a “Border to Border Touring Route.”
Mary Straka, MN DNR – Ron Potter, NOHVCC Management Solutions
How to make your website a hub for club activity. Also includes a brief RideTrails Project update.
James Freeman, Trailhead Consultants
Presentation to focus on restoration and visitor use projects hosted by Great Basin Institute and the NV OHV program. Also included are grant funding opportunities through US DOT, Recreational Trails Program.
Nikhil Narkhede and Chelsea Nielsen, Great Basin Institute
Discover all the great work NOHVCC has been doing in Nevada and get ready for the 2019 NOHVCC Annual Conference in Reno.
Jenny Scanland, NV OHV Commission – Marc Hildesheim, NOHVCC
The full story of California’s OHV program – from inception through trials to recent success.
Paul Slavik – CA OHV Commission