NOHVCC hosted its first ever Virtual Conference October 15-16. We were thrilled to have so many join us and participate live – so a special thanks to those of you who joined us. Recordings of most of the Conference are below for anyone who missed it. We had an outstanding slate of presenters and the information they provide is extremely valuable and can be used by anyone who shares NOHVCC’s mission of creating a positive future for OHV recreation.
Session topics, presenters and start times are below the videos.
Presentations and start times:
Welcome, Update, and Looking Ahead – Duane Taylor, Executive Director, NOHVCC
Learn about the projects NOHVCC has been working on over the last year (or more), and find out what NOHVCC has in store for the future
26:05 Increased Use of OHVs Since the Onset of the Pandemic (Panel Discussion) – Scott Schloegel, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Motorcycle Industry Council; Danny Hilde, Northwest Outdoor Rental Company – Scott Jones, COHVCO, NOHVCC Board of Directors;
Panelists will describe increased sales and use of OHVs during the pandemic, how they are responding to the increase, and what to expect as we move forward.
1:24:57 Recreational Trails Program Update – Marianne Fowler, Senior Policy Strategist, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Co-Chair, Coalition for Recreational Trails
Marianne will update us on the status of the Recreational Trails Program in legislation and efforts to increase funding for the program.
1:46:51 Great Trails Field Guide – Marc Hildesheim, Program Director, NOHVCC; Geoff Chain, Project Manager, NOHVCC
NOHVCC staff will provide an overview on the long-awaited (and soon coming) Field Guide to supplement the award-winning Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails and Experiences.
2:01 – Hear From NJ Congressional Candidate Hector Taverez
9:22 How to Best Engage Today’s Land Managers (Panel Discussion) – Tony Hillig, Motorized Recreation Coordinator, North Dakota Department of Parks and Recreation; Nikhil Narkhede, Nevada OHV Program Manager, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Off-Highway Vehicles Program – Chailenn Young, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Bureau of Land Management;
Panel will discuss strategies for engaging with land managers in a world that is ever-changing, and not just due to the pandemic.