recreation occurs all over the country on all sorts of terrains. Many
lucky OHV recreationists will have the opportunity to experience riding
on trails in heavily wooded areas, areas with serious exposure in
mountainous areas or in open plains. Others yet will have the
opportunity to ride on dunes or through the desert. Each type of area
has its unique safety concerns – this article focuses on desert safety.
NOHVCC recently spoke with Brian Puckett who is a paramedic and leads search and rescue operations for the Bureau of Land Management’s El Centro Field Office in California, which manages the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. Brian leads a team of five permanent staff who are bolstered with seasonal help during the busy winter season. The team responds to 400 calls a year and deal with a vast range of injuries. Brian said, “Everything from splinter removal to serious traumatic injuries – we see it all.”
More info here… https://www.nohvcc.org/safe-ohv-operation-in-the-desert-know-before-you-go/
This week, onX and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership revealed the stunning results
of a collaboration to quantify how many acres of state lands across the
West are entirely landlocked by private land and, therefore,
inaccessible to hunters, anglers, and other outdoor recreationists.
This is the anticipated follow-up to last year’s study of federally managed public lands,
which showed that more than 9.52 million federal acres have no
permanent legal access because they are isolated by private lands.
The Findings on State Land
Using today’s leading mapping technologies, more than 6.35 million acres of state lands across 11 states in the American West were identified as landlocked by private lands. The detailed findings are now available in a new report, “Inaccessible State Lands in the West: The Extent of the Landlocked Problem and the Tools to Fix It,” which also unpacks how this problem is rooted in the history of the region.
More info here… http://www.trcp.org/2019/08/19/new-study-reveals-6-35-million-acres-western-state-lands-landlocked/
2019 Annual NOHVCC and INOHVAA Conferences, October 15-19, 2019, Reno, Nevada
This year NOHVCC and INOHVAA will visit Reno, NV October 15-19. The conferences will follow the typical schedule that will be familiar to many of you. After preliminary activities on the 15th, the INOHVAA conference will begin sessions on the 16th, a mobile field workshop for attendees of both conferences on Thursday, October 17, joint INOHVAA/NOHVCC sessions on Friday, October 18 and, finally, the NOHVCC conference will conclude with sessions on Saturday and a banquet on Saturday evening.
More info here… https://www.nohvcc.org/annual-conference-2019/
American Trails hosted a panel of experts to discuss multi-use trails and conflict at the 2019 International Trails Symposium and Training Institute. These experts included Scott Linnenburger of Kay-Linn Enterprises and Professional Trailbuilders Association , Danielle Fowles of Tread Lightly!, Chelle Grald of AERC Trailmaster & Vermont Trails Advocate, Cam Lockwood of Trails Unlimited, and Steve Salisbury of American Motorcyclist Association. The panel was moderated by Karen Umphress, principal of UP! Outside and project manager with Great Outdoor Consultants.
More info here… https://www.americantrails.org/resources/multi-use-trails-and-conflict