NOHVCC began a series of free webinars in 2019 – thanks to all who participated! The webinars are designed to deliver quality and helpful information on OHV safety, education, management and other issues related to motorized recreation.
We will continue with a new webinar series in 2020, starting in January. Thanks to those of you who reached out with webinar topic ideas, many of which will be covered. We have some cool things planned for 2020, so keep an eye on this space and on your email. We even plan to have our first truly international webinar!
If you missed any of our 2019 webinars, recorded versions are available here. Ideally anyone who has an interest in a particular webinar topic will participate live; however, we understand that is not always possible. As a result, NOHVCC makes recorded versions available to anyone who is registered and logged-in to nohvcc.org.
Recorded versions of the following webinars are available:
“What Is NOHVCC?”
NOHVCC’s mission is to “create a positive future for OHV recreation.” How does NOHVCC strive to further that mission? Learn more about how NOHVCC operates by viewing this recorded version of the “What is NOHVCC” webinar. If you have ever wondered about NOHVCC’s structure, programs, projects or staff, this webinar is for you. Also, NOHVCC provides a wide range of tools, guidance and expertise to OHV enthusiasts and managers – don’t miss this opportunity to find out if you can benefit from NOHVCC’s assistance!
OHV Clubs and Associations Development
Some of the reasons people join OHV clubs include – strength in numbers, learning where to ride, and who to ride with, improving trails, cultivating communication with land management agencies, leveraging funds and resources, and FUN! This webinar will focus on helping enthusiasts start a club or association and will be helpful for anyone who serves in a leadership role in an existing club or association, or anyone who wants to better understand how successful clubs are managed.
Introduction to Mapping and GIS Webinar
Accurate, easy-to-use maps are essential to a positive OHV experience. It is hard to have a fun day on the trails when you get lost, don’t know where to go or end up somewhere you don’t belong because a map led you astray. Geoff Chain with NOHVCC has extensive experience with all facets of creating maps and will share some of his knowledge during this webinar. This presentation is designed to introduce participators to map basics including map features, types of maps, creating maps, mapping software Geographic Information Sciences (GIS), ArcGIS, and Avenza.
Effective OHV Economic Impact Studies
Mark Imerman from Regional Strategic, Ltd. will make a presentation on economic impact modeling for the off-highway vehicle recreation industry. The presentation will provide an overview of how economic impact modeling works, the information needed, and how to ensure you get accurate results from your effort. It will also include highlights from a recently completed survey and impact modeling effort in Iowa.
Vehicle Noise Control and Management Basics
Chris Real from DPS Technical, Inc. will present Vehicle Noise Control and Management Basics as vehicle technology is evolving and motorized recreation areas have the constant pressure of managing multiple aspects of environmental protection and multiple uses. Unwanted sound or NOISE is primary topic whenever vehicles are part of the recreational environment. The presentation will provide an overview of sound control strategies including field sound testing measurement methodologies, sound measuring instruments and regulatory challenges.
Web Marketing Basics for Clubs and Associations
James Freeman from Trailhead Consultants and Ridetrails.Org will present Web Marketing Basics for Clubs and Associations. In this webinar we will discuss how to develop a simple strategy for your web marketing, how to “right-size” your organization’s web presence to meet the goals and objectives of the group, how to use online posts and activities as a tool to support your operations and growth (rather than something you have to do).
Introduction to Great Trails Workshop – What Makes a Great Trail Great?
NOHVCC’s Great Trails Workshops focus on the design, layout, construction, maintenance and management of sustainable OHV trails. Hands-on field training is emphasized. Particpants include trail managers; trail construction and maintenance supervisors and crews; engineering staff involved in trail planning, design, maintenance and construction; trail contractors; OHV club trail volunteers; and other interested stakeholders. This webinar will provide information on what makes a great trail great and will serve as an introduction to Great Trails Workshops.
Learn How To Host Rides for Veterans
What was intended to be a special, one-day event called the “Thank You For Your Service Ride,” has turned into so much more. NOHVCC Chairman and External Relations Director for the Iowa OHV Association, Dan Kleen, has no organized several veterans’ rides in Iowa (with more to come). This webinar will highlight the rides for veterans in Iowa and provide participants with all the information and tools necessary for clubs across the Country to replicate Iowa’s success.
Please keep an eye on NOHVCC’s website (and on your emails) for future webinar installments.