Introduction to Great Trails Workshops: What Makes a Great Trail Great?

This webinar will provide information on what makes a great trail great and will serve as an introduction to NOHVCC's Great Trails Workshops.

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April 02, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Cost (RECORDING):

FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost:

  • CEUs are not available for this webinar.
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    Webinar Outline


    This webinar is free to the public thanks to a partnership between American Trails and the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC).

    This webinar will provide information on what makes a great trail great and will serve as an introduction to NOHVCC's Great Trails Workshops.

    NOHVCC’s Great Trails Workshops focus on the design, layout, construction, maintenance, and management of sustainable OHV trails. Hands-on field training is emphasized. Participants include trail managers; trail construction and maintenance supervisors and crews; engineering staff involved in trail planning, design, maintenance and construction; trail contractors; OHV club trail volunteers; and other interested stakeholders.

    Topics covered during the webinar will include information on the Great Trails Continuum, the “wow” factor, safety, riders’ needs, and more.


    Presenters


    Marc Hildesheim, Program Director, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

    Marc Hildesheim is a lifelong OHV enthusiasts who lives in Eastern Washington with his wife, three kids, and two Australian Shepherds. Marc began working in trails in 2003 as a seasonal Trail Ranger for Idaho Parks and Recreation and later as a Trails Specialist. Marc continued his career as an OHV Education Coordinator and OHV Program Manager for New Mexico Game and Fish until coming to NOHVCC in 2015. Marc currently serves as NOHVCC’s Program Director working on workshops, resources, and on the ground OHV projects.

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    Jack Terrell, Senior Project Manager, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

    Long time trail rider who spends as many weekends as possible riding with three generations of his family enjoying the great outdoors. Forty years of involvement on OHV recreation issues with federal, state and local land managers, regulators and legislators.

    Member of the Florida Recreational Trails Program Advisory Committee, Past Chair and member of the Florida OHV Advisory Committee, and Past President and Land Use Chair of the Florida Trail Riders.

    NOHVCC staff member since January 2005. Currently serves as NOHVCC Senior Project Manager for workshops, education resources and network development. Works from offices in central Florida and western North Carolina.

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    Geoff Chain, Project Manager, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

    Geoff Chain is an Arizona native and enthusiast of all things outdoors and wheeled. I participate in motorcycle trials, trail riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and exploring as much as I can. After graduating from Northern Arizona University in 2012 with a degree in GIS, I started working for the USGS as a Remote Sensing and GIS Specialist. I also became active in the local clubs building and maintaining motorized and non-motorized trails in cooperation with the USFS. I joined the NOHVCC team in 2018 and now serve as a Project Manager working on on the ground projects, collaborating with clubs, GIS and mapping, and participating in Great Trails workshops.

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    Laura Feist, Executive Assistant, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

    Laura Feist, Executive Assistant, joined NOHVCC in 2016 and is located in the “home” office of Great Falls, MT. Laura’s previous experience is working with non-profits and assisting with the everyday aspects of the office. Laura enjoys the quiet living in Montana and her and her family enjoy the wide open spaces for recreation. Her current position at the NOHVCC includes office duties, answers emails and phone calls, helps the Executive Director with daily tasks, prepares and send news and webinar announcements, works with the Board of Directors and assists other staff members with their project.

    Contact: ohvcc.org

     

    Duane Taylor, Executive Director, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

    Duane Taylor became the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council’s (NOHVCC) Executive Director in 2017. NOHVCC is a not-for-profit educational organization that promotes the safe and responsible use of OHVs, including ATVs, ROVs, dirt bikes and 4WD trucks. Using a network of State Partners, it develops and provides a wide spectrum of programs, materials and information, or “tools,” to OHV clubs, associations, agencies and individuals across the U.S. and Canada. Taylor has worked in the powersport industry since 2005. Prior to joining NOHVCC, Taylor was director of federal affairs for the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA), and Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). His responsibilities included managing federal lobbying activities for the associations; developing and communicating industry policy positions to the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and partners; researching and commenting on legislation and regulatory actions that impact the powersports industry; and, creating and facilitating relationships with public and private sector partners that serve to advance industry goals. He is a life-long motorcyclist and is certified as an ATV Safety Institute (ASI) RiderCourse Instructor, and ROHVA DriverCoach.

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    Webinar Resources

    Questions from the Webinar

    Download a Word document of questions and answers from the webinar.

    National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council

    https://www.nohvcc.org/

    Great Trails Website

    http://gt.nohvcc.org/

    Dick Dufourd Video: What Makes a Great Trail Great?

    Great Trails Guidelines: Providing Quality OHV Trails and Experiences

    Natural Surface Trails by Design Book, by Troy Scott Parker

    https://www.americantrails.org/store#!/Natural-Surface-Trails-by-Design/p/88388670/category=24150239

    RTP Funding Opportunities

    States may use Recreational Trails Program education funds to support trail training related to trail planning, design, construction, and maintenance. https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/guidance/assess_edu_costs.cfm


    Closed Captioning

    We are offering closed captioning for our webinars, thanks to a partnership with VZP Digital. If you are in need of this service, please email us prior to the webinar. An unedited transcript will be sent to all attendees following the webinar.


    Disclaimer

    While we may individually agree (or disagree) in whole or in part with any or all of the participants, the views expressed in these webinars are not necessarily representative of the views of American Trails as an organization or its board and staff.


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