New “Great Trails” Guidebook Is Funded By Wide Range Of OHV Partners
A new guidebook will soon be available from the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) that will benefit the entire OHV industry. Titled “Great Trails – A Guide to Providing Quality OHV Trail Experiences”, it is being developed by NOHVCC, written by a core team of consultants, and funded by a wide range of OHV industry partners.
“Great Trails” will offer guidance on how to take an idea for an OHV trail through the planning process, then into design and construction, using proven principles and techniques to ensure the trail offers riders an outstanding recreational experience, while also being environmentally and economically sustainable. The book will be of great benefit to the OHV clubs and associations, state and federal agencies, and business leaders who want information about putting a trail in their area to draw tourism, and to local leaders who wish to improve the OHV riding in their communities.
Leading the way in funding the new book is the Right Rider Access Fund (RRAF), a charitable, community benefit organization created in 2011 to support OHV enthusiasts directly, by supplementing the work of the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), and the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA).
In addition individual OHV manufacturers have contributed to this project as well: the Polaris Foundation, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative, and Kawasaki Corporation.
The wide spectrum of impact and organizations which are in need of this vital information is shown in the array of additional contributors to the guidebook. They are: the American Motorcyclist Association, the Arizona State Parks, the Bureau of Land Management, the Federal Highway Administration, Idaho State Parks and Recreation, the International Off-Highway Vehicle Administrators 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.
“Great Trails” is expected to be available in the early part of 2015. NOHVCC and its state and industry partners work hard to meet its mission to “Create a positive future for OHV recreation.” For more information on “Great Trails”, visit www.greatohvtrails.com. To assist in the funding of the book, contact NOHVCC by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-348-6487.