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2019 Utah Off-Highway Vehicle Great Trails Training Workshop – Spanish Fork
September 24, 2019 - September 26, 2019Free
NOTICE: Start time has changed to 9:00 AM on September 24th.
The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) in conjunction with the Utah State Parks OHV Program, the US Forest Service, and the US Bureau of Land Management, will be conducting an OHV trails training workshop in Lehi, UT and Spanish Fork, UT on September 24-26, 2019. The 3-day workshop will consist of classroom sessions on September 24, at Cabela’s in Lehi UT starting at 9 AM, and field sessions on September 25-26 on the Diamond Fork OHV trail on the USFS Spanish Fork Ranger District. The use and management of all off-highway vehicle types will be discussed during the workshop. The Spanish Fork workshop will accommodate 4WD rigs, but some of the discussion spots can be reached more closely by a 50″-wide machine during the field sessions of the workshop (on the Diamond Fork trail system).
Participants should bring OHVs for use on the trails and for moving from site to site during the field sessions. Everyone who operates an ATV or dirt bike, or drives or rides 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. Field sessions will involve walking to various locations so bring your hiking boots, appropriate clothing and field gear, lunch, snacks and drinking water.
When: September 24-26, 2019
Where: Classroom Sessions (1st Day)
2502 Cabela’s Boulevard
Lehi, UT 84043
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Registration is free but online registration is required. The number of participants is limited, so register early. If you have problems registering, please contact our office at email@example.com or call us at 800-348-6487.
Attendees must provide their own transportation to the Tuesday classroom sessions in Lehi and the Wednesday and Thursday field sessions on the Spanish Fork Ranger District.
The training workshop will focus on OHV trail planning, layout and design, 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; staff involved in trail planning, design, maintenance and construction; trail contractors and trail volunteers.
Classroom sessions: Cabela’s, Lehi, UT
- How trail systems function and provide desired experiences
- Challenges of trails in urban interface areas
- Creative trail design and innovative engineering practices
- Trail maintenance techniques specific to various trail uses and conditions
- Trail rehabilitation and reroutes
- Trail Management Objectives – application to management & maintenance
- Small group problem solving exercises
- Getting all trail users to work together
Field sessions: Diamond Fork OHV Trail System, Spanish Fork Ranger District
- Trail issue identification and solutions
- Trail maintenance techniques exercises
- Creative trail design and layout exercises
- Trail relocation exercises
- Trail design considerations for different types of OHV
Since most training participants will be within commuting distance of the classroom and field sessions we have not designated a host hotel or arranged for a block of rooms. Pleasant Grove is close to the classroom location in Lehi. Spanish Fork is closest to the field locations.