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2022 Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition: September 12-16 Equipment Operator Training

September 12 - September 16

2022 Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO): OHV Training Workshops

Thanks to funding from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife OHV Grant program, COHVCO will be holding multiple workshops to educate and benefit the State’s off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts, land managers, and other OHV stakeholders. These trainings will be focused on the vision and goals for OHV recreation in the future.

Equipment Operator Training
When: September 12-16
Where: Grand Valley Ranger District, GMUG NF For more information on equipment training please contact geoff@nohvcc.org

This training is meant to be a 40-hour, five-day introductory class teaching the basics of:

  • Best practices for trail dozer and mini excavator operation in trail maintenance operations
  • Daily machine preparation and equipment maintenance
  • Trail maintenance techniques
  • Trailer loading, unloading, and securing equipment
  • Safety briefing and hazard identification
  • Drainage structures and correct placement

With additional mentored seat time, it is anticipated that an individual will be skilled in the basic operation and capable of operating equipment proficiently.

There is currently no nationally recognized certification that allows heavy equipment operation on a public land by volunteers or agency staff. Ability to operate equipment is still up to your local management procedures for equipment operators. This training is an opportunity to spend time with the basic operation of heavy equipment including maintenance and trail techniques in a controlled environment with experienced instructors. It is anticipated that individuals will need additional mentored time to be proficient operators. Students who complete this training will receive a certificate of completion as well as the trainer’s recommendation for ongoing training needs.


Registration NOT open at this time



September 12
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Developed by Trailhead Consultants for the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council 2022