By Marc Hildesheim, NOHVCC
Through a partnership with Montana State Parks, the US Forest Service Region 1, and the Bureau of Land Management Montana State Office, the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) will be conducting a three day workshop that addresses trail maintenance, construction, layout and design, OHV management, and much more. This workshop will be May 17-19 with one classroom day at Helena College (University of Montana), followed by two field days at the Clancy-Unionville OHV area.
The workshop material will be based on NOHVCC’s new resource guide, “Great Trails: Providing High Quality OHV Trails and Experiences” by Dick Dufourd (More information about the Great Trails Guide can be found at gt.nohvcc.org). In fact, Dick Dufourd himself will be the main presenter at the workshop and he brings his wealth of knowledge and high energy level to every presentation.
The NOHVCC workshop being held in Montana will mark the first time that an expert from the non-motorized side of trail building and design will provide their perspective and experiences to help us understand how to create the best multiple use trail systems possible. Margie Tatro, of Reineke Construction in New Mexico, will share her knowledge and experiences during the workshop, so between her and Dick Dufourd workshop participants stand to benefit from many years and miles of trail building experience
This particular OHV Trail Workshop is becoming very popular all across the country, and the schedule for 2016 is very full so it is very exciting that NOHVCC was able to schedule a workshop with the great partners that NOHVCC works with in Montana. There is no charge for the workshop, however spaces are limited so it is important to register early. To find out more about the workshop and how to register please visit http://nohvcc.org/Education/Workshops/mt-great-trails-2016.