Great Trails Guidebook Coming Soon

atvA new guidebook to be released soon by the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) aims to benefit the entire OHV industry. The guidebook is being developed by NOHVCC with input from a team of consultants, and is funded by a variety of industry partners.

 Great Trails – A Guide to Providing Quality OHV Trail Experiences will be a helpful resource for OHV clubs and associations, state and federal agencies, and others who want information about putting a trail in their area for any reason – from drawing more tourism traffic to simply improving OHV riding experiences in their own communities.

The book will offer step-by-step instruction on how to take an OHV trail through the planning stages and into design and construction. The proven techniques offered here should help assure that these new trails offer riders an outstanding recreational experience, but are also designed to be environmentally friendly as well as economically sustainable.

When NOHVCC looked for contributors for their guidebook, it became apparent that there was widespread enthusiasm about the project. Big names jumped in to add their input, among them: the American Motorcyclist Association, Arizona State Parks, the Bureau of Land Management, the Federal Highway Administration, Idaho State Parks and Recreation, the International Off-Highway Vehicle Administration Association, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Maryland State Highway Administration, Maine Department of Conservation, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Montana State Parks, New Mexico Game and Fish, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and Utah State Parks.

And knowledgeable input from this varied group of federal and state experts is complimented by the individual OHV manufacturers who have also contributed, including the Polaris Foundation, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative, and the Kawasaki Corporation.

NOHVCC frequently partners with state and industry leaders in their mission to “create a positive future for OHV recreation.” Their “GREAT TRAILS GUIDEBOOK” will be available in early 2015.