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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

 

 


WINNER!!

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Raffle winner, Clyde Himes from Arvada was awarded, on October 4,  his new 2014 Kawasaki KLR 650 new edition motorcycle and one 2014 Kawasaki KFX 90 youth ATV!!! Package value exceeds $9,500!!

 
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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  


 



ALERTS

Wilderness:  Enough is Enough
COHVCO's partner, Trails Preservation Alliance has just released a document that will become a great tool in the box for countering Wilderness Designation documents.  Wilderness: Enough is Enough is a downloadable document that you can use as you see fit.  It has statistics, legitimate arguments and counter arguments to prove that indeed "Enough is Enough"! 
 
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.
 
 



 

 
  • 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 as appreciation for your generosity.
  • Then take a picture of the sticker on your OHV and post it on COHVCO's Facebook page to show your support
  • SPREAD THE WORD TO SAVE OUR SPORT

ISSUES AT A GLANCE

This section is designed to highlight various issues where CSA, COHVCO and TPA and their partners and local clubs are defending public access to public lands. This glance at the issues is not an exhaustive list of the issues we are involved with, but rather is highlighting issues of statewide importance or interest. We have identified the user groups most directly impacted by each issue with a logo next to each issue. (updated 10/10/2014)

Recent Wins

1.  Legislation to release WSA designation of Molas Pass riding area clears US House Committee and BLM extends deadline. - NEW!!!Details...
        
 
2.  EPA proposal to increase ethanol in gasoline on hold for at least a year. - Details...
        
  
3.  143 miles of routes reopened to OHV usage on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District. - Details...
        
  
4.  New Lynx management documents have been published that clearly state trail usage and snow compaction are not a significant issue in lynx habitat  - Details...  
        
 
5.  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 - UPDATED!Details...  
      
 
6.  The proposed expansion of parking facilities on Rabbit Ears Pass is moving forward - UPDATED! -Details...  
 
7.  Dillon Ranger District allows construction of over 20 miles of new single track motorcycle trail outside Silverthorne - Details... 
 
8.  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...        
 
9.  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...  
        
 
10.  Riding in the Red and White area preserved going forward - NEW!!!Details...  

Lawsuits

1. BLM Kremmling Field Office RMP appealed -  Details...
        
 
2.  BLM Colorado River Valley RMP appealed - Details...
         
 
3. BLM Tres Rios Field Office plan has been appealed - Details... 
      
 
4.  Winter Wildlands Legislation - Details...  
 
5.  Bear Creek Trail - Details...  
 
6.  Pike/San Isabel MVUM challenge - Details...          
 
7.  Rico/West Dolores - Details 
        

Recreational Usage Issues and Concerns

1.  BLM Planning 2.0 collaboration - NEW!!! - Details...         
 
2.  Front Range Flooding closures - NEW!!! - Details...         
 
3.  USFS has released a new proposed winter travel management rule - NEW!!! - Details... 
 
4.  Hermosa Watershed Legislation - UPDATED! - Details...         
 
5.  Bear Creek Trail Watershed - Details... 
        
 
6.  Burn Canyon Trail development - Details... 

7.  Basalt to Gypsum Trail development - Details...

8.  Expanded definitions of Navigable Waters - Details...         
 
9.  Sage Grouse Habitat/Planning - UPDATED! Details...          
 
10.  Grand Junction BLM Resource Plan - Details...        
 
11.  Dominguez-Escalante National Conversation Area (DENCA) Plan - Details...  
      
 
12.  Wilderness Proposals - UPDATED! - Details...        
 
13.  OHV permits on plated vehicles Details...          
 
14.  OHV registration number size increase - 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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