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COLORADO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE COALITION
Preserving Off-Highway MOTORIZED Access

WHO IS COHVCO??

The Organization Protecting Colorado OHV's Future


The mission of the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) is to represent, assist, educate, and empower OHV recreationists in the protection and promotion of off-highway motorized recreation throughout Colorado. COHVCO is an environmental organization that advocates and promotes the responsible use and conservation of our public lands and natural resources to preserve their aesthetic and recreational qualities for future generations.   


 

 

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

 

 


WIN US!!


Raffle winner receives one 2014 Kawasaki KLR 650 new edition motorcycle and one 2014 Kawasaki KFX 90 youth ATV!!! Package value exceeds $9,500!!

 
 

2014 COHVCO RAFFLE-Tickets: $5.00

Download this order form today to get your tickets!
All proceeds go to keep our trails open and saving our sport!

ATV donated by Kawasaki Motor Corp USA in partnership with the Colorado Kawasaki Dealer Network  


Drawing Date: October 4, 2014 at 10pm at:

The Denver Endurocross @ National Western Complex

4655 Humboldt Street, Denver CO 80216

Winner need not be present to win

Lic. No: 2014-08443
 


ALERTS

Jenny Creek Trail Closure
The Jenny Creek Area near Rollins Pass on the Boulder Ranger District will be temporarily closed for approximately six weeks while the contract crew completes creek and trail restoration work.  More details can be found by CLICKING THIS LINK.  Here is a MAP describing the area.  DOWNLOAD the information to share.

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
GOCO Listening Tour
GOCO is drafting a new strategic plan to guide funding priorities for the next 5-10 years.  To gather public input they are hosting 14 open houses around the state and invite members of these communities to attend.  GOCO is funded by lottery funds and has provided millions of dollars to communities across the state for all sorts of recreation opportunities.  Below is the schedule of open houses.
Aug. 5: Alamosa 2 - 4 p.m., Recreation Center, 2222 Old Sanford Road.
Aug. 6: Durango 5 - 7 p.m., Recreation Center, 2700 Main Avenue.
Aug. 7: Grand Junction 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Mesa County Workforce, 512 291/2 Rd.
Aug. 8: Silverthorne 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Recreation Center, 430 Rainbow Dr.
Aug. 12: Sterling 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Recreation Center, 808 Elm Street.
Aug. 13: Fort Collins 6 - 8 p.m., Boyd Lake Room, Courthouse office bldg., 200 W. Oak Street.
Aug. 14: Colorado Springs 5:30 -7:30 p.m., Deerfield Hills Community Center, 4290 Deerfield Hills Road.
Aug. 19: Lamar 6 - 8 p.m., Recreation Center, 610 S. Sixth Street.
Aug. 20: Pueblo 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.
Aug. 21: Salida 6 - 8 p.m., Steamplant hall, 220 Sackett Avenue.
Aug. 26: Denver (2 events) 9 - 11 a.m., Central Park Recreation Center, 9651 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 6 - 8 p.m., La Alma Recreation Center, 1325 W. 11th Ave.
Aug. 27: Aurora 5:30-7:30 p.m., Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St.
Aug. 28: Golden 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St
 
A copy of the 2010 Stragetic Plan can be DOWNLOADED HERE
 



 


 
  • OHV AREAS are DISAPPEARING & we NEED your HELP
  • Click on the logo on the left to become a FRIEND OF COHVCO and choose your donation level ($25, $50, $75, !00, or $250)  (You will receive a sticker and other free gifts as appreciation for your generosity.)
  • Then take a picture of the sticker on your OHV and/or you wearing your hat/shirt and post it on COHVCO's Facebook page to show your support
  • SPREAD THE WORD TO SAVE OUR SPORT

Recent Wins

1.  New Lynx management documents have been published that clearly state trail usage and snow compaction are not a significant issue in lynx habitat - NEW - Details          

2.  The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently determined there should be no changes in forest management as the result of a wolverine in the planning area - Details        

3.  The proposed expansion of parking facilities on Rabbit Ears Pass is moving forward - Details  

4.  Dillon Ranger District allows construction of over 20 miles of new single track motorcycle trail outside Silverthorne - Details  

5.  COHVCO and partners succeeded in obtaining passage of legislation allowing the titling of off-highway and over the snow vehicles in the state of Colorado - Details        

6.  COHVCO and partners were able to insure that fines were not increased for a variety of OHV related issues with the re-authorization of House Bill 1069 - Details           

7.  COHVCO and its partners obtained dismissal of the Rico/West Dolores lawsuit seeking closure of grandfathered routes on any MVUM - Details
        


Lawsuits

1. San Juan National Forest plan appealed - UPDATE - Details
        

2. Tres Rios BLM Field Office plan has been appealed - UPDATE Details 
    

3.  Winter Wildlands Legislation - Details  

4.  Bear Creek Trail - Details  

5.  Pike/San Isabel MVUM challenge - Details          

6.  Rico/West Dolores - Detail 
        

Recreational Usage Issues and Concerns

1.  Sage Grouse Habitat/Planning - UPDATED Details          

2.  Grand Junction BLM Resource Plan - Details        

3.  Dominguez-Escalante National Conversation Area (DENCA) Plan - Details        

4.  BLM management of agency inventoried Wilderness Study Areas - Details  
        

5.  CPW Path Forward step of the merger of Colorado Parks and Division of Wildlife - NEW Details          

6.  Hidden Gems Wilderness Proposal - Details          

7.  San Juan Wilderness - Details  
        

8.  OHV permits on plated vehicles - Details      

9.  OHV registration number size increase - Detail          

10.  EPA proposal to increase ethanol in gasoline - Details          

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HOW CAN I HELP?

Simple, COHVCO needs money and volunteers to support all of our efforts, including legal and legislative, to protect TRAILS. Please help out today!  Please click on one of the buttons below and you can go a long ways in helping COHVCO fulfill their mission. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
(If you want to pay for your donation through PayPal, please click one of the buttons below and follow the prompts.  When you get to the payment screen at the end of the process, click on Cancel Payment.  You will be redirected back to this page and by Clicking Here you can finish the transaction through the PayPal system.)





WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

COHVCO needs a Strong Voice with a Strong Membership!  The bigger the voice the greater the impact. The message has to be heard. Help out today - Click the button below JOIN US TODAY!
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DONATIONS NEEDED

The Trails Preservation Alliance (http://www.coloradotpa.org) and Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) have retained legal counsel to develop contingency plans for dealing with the lawsuit threatened by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) concerning the Bear Creek trail (#667, Pike Peak National Forest) located near Colorado Springs.  This trail has a historic 50 year lineage as a multiple use trail and is the primary access to the Captain Jack’s trail system.  The CBD has threatened to file a lawsuit against the City of Colorado Springs and the USFS to close the trail to motorized recreation, not mountain biking or hiking. This threatened lawsuit alleges that motorcycle caused trail erosion is damaging the habit of a native trout species.

 

 

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