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Spring 2021 (pdf)

by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

If there is one thing that’s universal about off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail signs, it’s that when it comes to size, color, quality, placement, or clarity of the message they send to riders, they are not universal. 

Trails signs vary widely, depending on whether the trail system is on land managed by a county, state or federal agency. And on public lands as well as private ATV parks, they may be confusing ... or absent altogether.

Published on November 29, 2016.

The National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016.

Western Governors applaud this legislation, which directs the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a strategy to increase the role of volunteers and partners in National Forest System trail maintenance.

Western Governors have expressed support for the bipartisan legislation on several occasions, most recently in a letter on Sept. 21, 2016, to Representatives Cynthia Lummis and Timothy J. Walz. The letter emphasized the “urgent imperative to improve forest health in order to reduce wildfire threat and improve watersheds and habitat.” Following is a copy of that correspondence.

Third in a series. ATV clubs are looking more and more like Side-by-Side (SxS) clubs. Photos of ATV club rides aren’t just sprinkled with SxSs anymore. Often, they are the dominant vehicle. In some parts of the country, new “SxS Clubs” are being formed. If you belong to one of them, or have thoughts on how SxSs (called recreational off-highway vehicles or ROVs by manufacturers) have changed your ATV club and its activities, we’d like to hear from you for this article series. Send your club name, contact info and comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

North Idaho ATV Association Accommodates All ATV and SxS Riders

By Doug Abelin, President

The Capital Trail Vehicle Association (CTVA) organized monthly rides and completed several valuable projects during 2016. Rides included a Missouri  River Historical ride southeast of Toston, Whitetail Pipestine starting at Four Corners, Elkhorn Mountains including the Tizer Lake area, and the Leadville area.

By Mike Sedlock, Steering Committee Chair, CTVA

Last weekend the Capital Trail Vehicle Association (CTVA) single track trail crew worked on motorcycle trail sections in the Galena Gulch area. Trails included Sullivan Gulch and Buttermilk Jim loop. This trail has not been cleared for a couple of years and had significant downfall.  The crew removed 57 trees and the loop is now in great shape!