NOHVCC Directors and staff, much like everyone, seeks the certainty that has been missing from our lives for the last year and a half. One thing is certain, OHV enthusiasts and land managers are excited to get back to working on their trails. This has been demonstrated by requests for Great Trails workshops in 2021. So far this year, we have conducted workshops in Arizona, Alabama (2), Utah (2), and North Dakota, and requests for 2022 are rolling in. This means that we need to start planning for next year and if you would like to host a Workshop in your area, you need to reach out to NOHVCC staff now – before 2022 capacity is reached.
Great Trails Workshops are constantly evolving and improving to better serve participants. In 2021 NOHVCC changed the format of these workshops to a two-day workshop and increased the focus on collaborative exercises, group discussions, and field time. In 2022 NOHVCC plans to offer a field only workshop for those interested in that format. This means no classroom time, which will help avoid indoor groups, should these types of meetings continue to present health concerns. NOHVCC has a new video companion series for the workshop that students will be able to watch prior to arrival to prepare for field sessions.
If you, your club, agency, or land manager are interested in hosting a workshop in 2022, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know when and where, and NOHVCC staff will be in touch. Through some very exciting new partnerships there may be limited funding to help put on these workshops. More information about these opportunities will be coming soon.
Great Trails Workshops are one of NOHVCC’s most popular and requested services. We are excited by the continued interest in these Workshops and cannot wait to partner with others throughout the Country as we learn more and strive to continue improving OHV trail systems across the country.