Those familiar with NOHVCC’s Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails and Experiences authored by Dick Dufourd and published by NOHVCC will know that the resource provides great information, but it may be unwieldy to use in field settings.  As a result, NOHVCC staff consulted with a review team that included representatives from the Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service and an OHV organization to develop a field guide to support the full Great Trails guidebook. Additionally, we sought input from participants in NOHVCC’s 2021 virtual Annual Conference and received feedback from 2022 Great Trails Workshop participants who were provided a beta version.

The physical field guide is printed on heavy stock suitable for outdoor use and addresses the key topics and diagrams most likely to be necessary while performing OHV trail layout, design, and construction. The online versions feature the same information but are available for free.  An interactive version suitable for viewing on a laptop, desktop or tablet is useful for when a Wi-Fi or data connection is available.  A pdf version can be downloaded to phones or tablets for use in the field where data connections might not be available.  The pdf is presented in landscape orientation for easier viewing on a phone. 

To view or download the Field Guide click here.

To learn more about Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails and Experiences, or to download the full guide (or order a physical copy) click here.

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