The National-Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in conjunction with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, US Forest Service Region 1, US Forest Service Region 4, and US Bureau of Land Management Idaho State Office, will conduct an OHV Trails Workshop on May 6-8, 2014. The 3-day workshop will consist of classroom sessions on May 6 in Boise and field sessions on May 7-8 at the Danskin Mountain OHV Area.
When: May 6 – 8, 2014
Where: Holiday Inn Boise Airport
2970 West Elder
Boise, ID 83705
Online Registration Available
There is no registration fee but advance online registration is required. The number of participants is limited, so register early. If you have problems registering, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 800-348-6487.
Attendees must provide their own transportation from the host hotel to the Wednesday and Thursday field workshops at Danskin Mountain OHV Area. Off-highway motorcycles or ATVs will be required to access demonstration sites on the trail. Please bring your OHM or ATV since a limited number of loaners are available. All attendees must bring appropriate personal protective equipment.
A downloadable copy of the full agenda will be available soon.
The workshop will focus on OHV trail maintenance, rehabilitation, improvement and relocation. Hands-on field training will be emphasized. The intended audience is trail managers; trail construction and maintenance supervisors and crews, engineering staff involved in trail planning, design, maintenance and construction; trail contractors, and trail volunteers.
- How trail systems function and provide desired experiences
- Trail Management Objectives – how they apply to trail maintenance
- Creative trail design and innovative engineering practices
- Trail maintenance techniques specific to various trail uses and conditions
- Trail reroutes
- Maximizing partnerships to leverage limited resources
- Trail construction/maintenance equipment overview – capabilities and limitations
- Trail maintenance equipment demonstrations
- Trail maintenance techniques exercises
- Trail construction demonstrations
- Creative trail design and layout exercises
- Trail relocation exercises
- Design considerations for side x side machines
A block of rooms at government rates has been arranged at two hotels across the street from the host hotel. The block of rooms is available for reservations made by 4/13/14. After that date reservations will be accepted on an available basis only. You must make your own hotel reservations by calling either of the hotels and requesting the “OHV Trails Workshop” rate.
Fairfield Inn Hampton Inn
3300 South Shoshone 3270 South Shoshone
Boise, ID 83705 Boise, ID 83705
All attendees will need an ATV, 50″ or less ROV (side x side) or OHM (off-highway motorcycle) to access the field workshop sites. Please bring your ATV, ROV or OHM if you have one. We will have a very limited number of loaner machines available on a first-come, first-serve reservation basis. Contact us today if you wish to request a loaner machine. A certificate of completion of an ASI-approved safety course is required if you request a loaner machine. All trails are limited to a 50″ width regardless of the type of machine (ATV, ROV) you bring. If your vehicle is greater than 50″, you will need to use a loaner machine.
All attendees must provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE).