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posted Aug 26, 2021

Designing Sustainable Off-Highway Vehicle Trails

by USDA Forest Service

Proper management of off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails is one of the most important tasks for trail managers today.


posted Aug 2, 2020

Prison Hill Recreation Area OHV Management Plan

by Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space

The purpose of the Prison Hill Recreation Area Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Management Plan is to provide the framework to proactively manage the approximately 960 acres open to OHV use by outlining a prescribed set of management activities. The plan will be implemented through a phased approach.


posted Mar 3, 2020

A Motorized Advocate Explores the Common Ground Between All Trail Users

OHV recreation provides vital funding for all trail types through a fuel tax that funds the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), yet too often there are conflicts between motorized trail users and the broader trail community. American Trails talked to Mathew Giltner of the Silver State Off-Road Alliance in Nevada about the importance of OHV trails, and how we can start bridging communication gaps.


posted Jan 21, 2020

The Health Benefits of Motorized Trail Riding

by Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF)

Trail Riding promotes physical activity in those who might otherwise forego exercise altogether. All physical activity is beneficial.


posted Dec 12, 2019

ldaho’s Billion Dollar Motorized Recreation Industry

by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

ldaho’s motorized recreation industry is BIG business


posted Mar 6, 2019

Economic Contribution of Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation in Colorado

During the 2014–2015 season, motorized recreational enthusiasts spent an estimated $1.6 billion while taking trips using motorized vehicles for recreational purposes. More than 92 percent of these expenditures occurred during the summer recreational season. In addition to spending money on trips, households that participate in motorized recreation also spend money on maintenance, repairs, accessories, vehicle storage, and miscellaneous items associated with their vehicles. Motorized recreational enthusiasts spent more than an estimated $724 million annually on various items to support and enhance their experiences in Colorado, including $163 million in new vehicle purchases. In total, motorized recreational enthusiasts were responsible for $2.3 billion in direct expenditures related to motorized recreation in Colorado during the 2014–2015 season.


posted Jun 9, 2018

Colorado State Parks Motorized Vehicle Trail Use Guidelines

by Colorado Parks and Wildlife - OHV Program

Safety considerations and trail use guidelines for OHV recreation


posted Jun 7, 2018

Florida National Forests Sign Plan for Motorized Trails

This plan is intended to be used as a guide in designing and purchasing signs and materials for trails on the National Forests in Florida. It is intended to allow flexibility and variability depending on specific site conditions.


posted Jun 7, 2018

Michigan Motorized Trail Signing Handbook

by Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is responsible for assuring the motorized trail system is appropriately signed. This handbook is intended to assist trail sponsors, DNR, United States Department of Agriculture, and Forest Service employees with trail signing responsibilities in developing trail facilities.


posted Jun 7, 2018

ATV Trail Management

by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Trails Division

A slideshow presentation of ATV trail management guidelines.


posted Jun 7, 2018

Management Guidelines for Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation

by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

A resource guide to assist in the planning, development, operation, and maintenance of environmentally sustainable and quality OHV trails, trail systems, and areas.


posted Jun 7, 2018

Guidelines for Snowmobile Trail Groomer Operator Training

The purpose of this resource guide is to provide snowmobiling agencies, associations, and clubs with guidelines that are a resource for grooming, maintenance, and increasing community awareness of snowmobile trails.