Texas Off Highway Vehicle Program (OHV)

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Texas Motorized Trails Coalition

The Texas Motorized Trails Coalition (TMTC) is a not-for-profit organization whose primary goals include developing an organization which has real world expertise in building & operating OHV parks in Texas and to be the best team of off-road management specialists representing all Texas OHV user groups. The TMTC has developed expertise in the operation of family-oriented motorized recreational parks within the state of Texas using the best management and educational tools currently available.

Since 2000 the TMTC has owned and operated the Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area (BMRA), an 1800 acre OHV Park located in Upshur County in Northeast Texas. The TMTC recently acquired 3300 acres near Ozona, in Crockett County. This property, the Escondido Draw Recreational Area (EDRA), will serve as the second OHV Park owned and operated by the TMTC. It is anticipated that the EDRA will open to the public in the summer or fall of 2007. For more information on the TMTC or its parks you can call, 903-631-4478 or 903-738-0002 or by visiting their website at: http://www.texasmotorizedtrails.com/

Tread Lightly

Tread Lightly! Is a nonprofit organization offering educational materials, training courses, restoration opportunities, communication pieces and a variety of tools to help recreationists responsibly enjoy outdoor experiences by providing a set of outdoor recreation ethical standards. Tread Lightly! offers specific ways to minimize impact when four-wheeling, off-highway motorcycling, mountain biking, geocaching, riding an ATV, hunting with an ATV, snowmobiling, camping, fishing, boating, hunting, horseback riding, backcountry skiing, hiking, sand duning and using a personal watercraft. You can find more information for the Tread Lightly Program by calling, (801) 627-0077 or (800) 966-9900 or at their website: http://www.treadlightly.org/

ATV Safety Institute

The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute® (ASI), a not-for-profit division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America® (SVIA), was formed in 1988 to implement an expanded national program of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety education and awareness. ASI's primary goal is to promote the safe and responsible use of ATV's, thereby reducing accidents and injuries that may result from improper ATV operation by the rider. For safety information or to enroll in an ATV RiderCourse, call (800) 887-2887 or visit www.atvsafety.org.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) is a not-for-profit organization supported by motorcycle manufacturers. The MSF provides leadership to the motorcycle safety community through its expertise, tools, and partnerships. The MSF develops comprehensive, research based, motorcycle education and safety training courses. These safety training courses are developed to make motorcycling safer and more enjoyable by ensuring access to lifelong quality education and training for current and prospective riders, and by advocating a safer riding environment. You can obtain additional information from the MSF by calling, 877-288-7093 or from their website: http://www.msf-usa.org/

National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) is a publicly supported, education foundation organized for the sole purpose of developing and providing a wide spectrum of programs, materials and information, or "tools", to individuals, clubs, associations and agencies in order to further a positive future for responsible OHV recreation. Additional information for NOHVCC can be obtained by calling, 800-348-6487 or by visiting their website at: http://www.nohvcc.org/


Texas OHV Program Mission Statement:

The Texas Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program was created to provide family-oriented OHV trail riding opportunities which are safer and will serve as a positive force for conservation of the natural and cultural resources of Texas.

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