NOHVCC Helps Riders Protect Trails With Web Based Workshops and Videos
With help from Yamaha Motor
Corp., U.S.A., the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council
(NOHVCC) will be conducting interactive web based workshops, or webinars,
for OHV riders and anyone interested in OHV land use beginning in mid-June.
The workshops are designed to give riders the skills they’ll need
to keep trails open in their areas. The sessions will be 2 -3
hours long and will be conducted by the same OHV management experts
who conduct the on-site NOHVCC workshops.
There are four separate modules
that will be presented at various times to accommodate people’s busy
In addition to the interactive
webinars, NOHVCC will be offering 14 video workshop sessions as podcasts.
The videos cover the same topics as the webinars without the interactive
elements. Riders or groups who can’t participate in the webinars or
workshops now have access to the knowledge they need to protect their
riding opportunities. The videos can be watched as streaming videos
at www.nohvcc.org or NOHVCC can mail you a DVD with
all sessions on one disc.
- The first session,
Understanding Planning Processes, will help people understand the processes
required for land planning, particularly on Forest Service Lands, how
the process has changes since November, 2005, and how we reached this
- The second session,
Getting Involved – Saving Your Trails, will help riders understand
how to be effective in their efforts to influence the decisions that
will determine where they can ride.
- Sessions three and
four, Planning OHV Trails – Part 1 and Planning OHV Trails – Part
2, will help riders and land managers understand how to plan, design,
manage, and maintain trail systems that meet riders’ needs by providing
high quality and adequate quantities of trails that riders will want
to stay on, not trails that they have to stay on.
Russ Ehnes, Executive Director
of the NOHVCC said “In these tight economic times we need to take
advantage of technology to help riders get the information they need.
Last year we began developing the webinar and video programs with financial
support from the Motorcycle Industry Council and Specialty Vehicle Institute
of America. This year, we will be delivering the webinars and
videos with funding from the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative. This
program will help us reach thousands of OHV activists who otherwise
wouldn’t have a chance to take part in a NOHVCC workshop.”
The workshop modules were developed
in cooperation with the American Motorcyclist Association, BlueRibbon
Coalition, Motorcycle industry Council, Off-Road Business Association,
Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, and United Four Wheel Drive
For more information about
signing up for the webinar sessions, viewing the video sessions, or
to order a DVD, check out www.nohvcc.org or call 800-348-6487 .