Some of NOHVCC’s Archived Newsletter Stories Now Available!

Some of NOHVCC’s Archived Newsletter Stories Now Available!

NOHVCC staff has been culling through our old newsletters to pull out articles that may still benefit OHV enthusiasts, and to create an archive.  Some of the articles are now available!  We are attempting to review a huge number of articles and to categorize them so that it will be easy for visitors to our website to find the information they are looking for. 

The first category we are working on is trail Trail Layout, Design, Construction and Maintenance.  Please use the links below to download the articles!

Finally, keep an eye on this space as we will be adding more articles and more categories over time.

 

NOHVCC Newsletter Archive

 

Trail Layout, Design, Construction and Maintenance:

March 2017
Partnership Innovation: Colorado ATV Club Loans Its Trail Dozers To Federal Agencies
by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

Not many off-highway vehicle (OHV) groups can say their capital equipment list includes a trail dozer. In Colorado, the Western Slope ATV Association (WSATVA) has two of them, and loans them to federal agencies for 8 months of the year.

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February 2017
Utah Club’s Award-Winning Bridge Project Makes Positive Impact In Many Directions
by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

When off-highway vehicle (OHV) clubs partner with state and federal agencies to build bridges for trails, they also build bridges to stronger relationships with those agencies. And, very often they help boost tourism, local economies, and recreational opportunities for both motorized and non-motorized enthusiasts.

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December 2016
ATV “Learner Loops” Help New Riders Of All Ages Develop Trail-Riding Skills
by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

Adding challenge features or a skill development area to an off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail system can greatly boost rider interest and the overall rider experience.

In Minnesota, to legally ride on public ATV trails, youths ages 12 to 15 must complete the State’s ATV Safety online class, then show their rider knowledge and skills during a hands-on rider class. Now, families new to trail riding, kids as well as adults, have a new place they can go to hone their skills, prior to riding on public trails.

It’s called the Grant County ATV Park and it is located 160 miles northwest of Minneapolis in west central Minnesota near Elbow Lake.

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September 2016
The Next Generation of Great Trails Includes Features To Challenge And Improve Rider Skills
by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

Adding challenge features or a skill development area to an off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail system can greatly boost rider interest and the overall rider experience. They may include technical terrain courses, learner loops, kiddie tracks, tot lots and youth training areas.

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June 2016
Great Trails Workshops Energize Agencies And Enthusiasts In Montana, Minnesota
by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

Great things happen when you attend a NOHVCC Great Trails Workshop.

For several days, off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders focus on trail issues with their state and federal OHV program managers and land managers. Members of dirt bike, ATV and 4WD truck clubs share ideas to improve rider experiences. State and federal land managers compare notes. And over the course of the Workshop, everyone learns how to plan, design, create and maintain Great Trails…together.

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May 2016
The Essence of a Great Trail is: WOW!
by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

If you’ve paged through “Great Trails,” the new 350-page resource guide published by the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), or attended a NOHVCC Workshop recently, you know that the “WOW Factor” is critical to providing quality OHV trail-riding experiences.

To learn more about the WOW Factor, we visited with Dick Dufourd, the author of “Great Trails.”

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November 2015
NOHVCC’s New “Great Trails” Book Is A Premier Resource Guide For The OHV Industry
by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

 “Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails and Experiences,” a 350-page book, was officially released October 30, 2015, at the opening session of the joint conference of NOHVCC and the International Off-Highway Vehicle Administrators Association (INOHVAA). 

The fully illustrated, spiral-bound book was written by Dick Dufourd, in association with NOHVCC. The opening page describes the book as “A resource guide for the design, planning, construction, maintenance, and management of quality off-highway vehicle trail systems which are sustainable and fun to ride.”

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December 2014
Add This Report Out Of Minnesota To Your Trail-Building Toolbox
by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

Build it and they will come.

Build it right, with government and community support plus environmental review, and not only will they come, they will bring their friends, spend money, and boost the local economy.  

That’s the conclusion of a new report about the Northwoods Regional ATV Trail System in central Minnesota. Titled “Planning For Responsible Recreation: An ATV Trail Case Study,” this 18-page report can serve as another tool in your trail-building toolbox.

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December 2014
Single-Track Success Story Has Unlikely Star
by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

The Hartman Rocks trail system required 2 ½ miles of new, multi-use single-track trail to be built for motorcyclists, hand-cyclists, mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians. Tony’s answer was to bring in a Sutter 300 single-track dozer.

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August 2014
Barrett Brown Singlehandedly Changed Single-Track Construction & Maintenance
by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

It was the late 1990s. Oregon was losing motorcycle trails. ATVs were all the rage, and new trail dozers were creating routes for them, often at the expense of single-track trails, which were still being built by hand. 

Then Barrett Brown stepped in. He designed and built the ST240 single-track dozer.

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August 2014
In Alaska, Tool Trailers Help Build Trails … And Volunteerism
by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

Steve Cleary is Executive Director of Alaska Trails, a non-profit based in Anchorage that works with all trail user groups. Its mission is “To enhance the Alaska trail experience by supporting sustainable, world-renowned trails through advocacy, education and technical assistance.” Cleary believes that when you open the door on a trailer filled with tools, you also open the door to groups of all kinds to pitch in and volunteer on trail projects.

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