OHV News

OHV News2020-12-23T08:23:28-07:00

OHV News

Welcome to off-highway vehicle news from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Department-wide news can be found under Home → NMDGF News.

Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grant Applications:
The OHV grant process has not been delayed during the Covid-19 pandemic as the deadline for grant application submittal approaches. Federal, state and local government agencies as well as not-for profit organizations can apply for OHV grants to enhance recreational use of ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles and side-by-sides on public lands in New Mexico. Law Enforcement agencies can apply for grants to conduct OHV patrols and enforce the provisions of the OHV Act 966-3-1001 NMSA). Projects promoting OHV safety or mitigating impacts from OHV use may qualify for grants. Funds from these grants are user-generated revenues from OHV registrations, collected in the state’s Trail safety Fund and administered by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Board Meetings:
During the Covid-19 pandemic all OHV Advisory Board meetings will be scheduled for dates later this calendar year. Please continue to check the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s webpage for any updates or visit www.B4Uride.com.

Training and Safety Updates

Can Robots Teach ATV Safety?

Helmets for kids – what’s the right choice?

Hunker Down or Go Riding? For now, let’s talk about spring maintenance

New Machines for Training and Outreach

OHV Training Summary 2019

Responsible Recreation: Roads, Trails, and OHV Areas

Responsible Recreation: Spark Arresters – What are they and do I have one?

Ride Right for Safety!

States See Increase in OHV Sales, Use and Injuries During Pandemic

En Español

Cascos para niños: ¿Cuál es la opción correcta?

¿Pueden los robots enseñar seguridad en vehículos todoterreno?

OHV News Archive

New Mexico Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 12, 2021: New Mexico Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting of the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Advisory Board for Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually on the OHV website. Those interested in participating and providing comments are encouraged to pre-register and attend the meeting on the Zoom webinar platform. The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board will meet in public session to hear the following: OHV budget update, general program update, OHV education update, OHV law enforcement update and public comment. The Department’s Off-Highway Vehicle Program has an annual budget of $795,100.00 funded by revenue generated from the Trail Safety Fund. The OHV Act required [...]

Applications Now Available for 2021-2022 Off-Highway Vehicle Grants

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DEC 1, 2020: Applications Now Available for 2021-2022 Off-Highway Vehicle Grants SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is now accepting grant applications for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation projects and law enforcement patrols. Federal, state and local government agencies as well as not-for-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for grants to enhance safe recreational use or mitigate impacts of side-by-sides, ATVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles on public lands. Law enforcement agencies can apply for grants to conduct OHV patrols and enforce the provisions of the OHV Act (66-3-1001 NMSA). Funds for grants are user-generated revenues from OHV registrations, collected in the state’s Trail Safety Fund and administered by the Department. Grants will reimburse up to $15,000 for projects starting July 1, 2021, with final [...]

New Mexico Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOV. 25, 2020: New Mexico Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting of the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Advisory Board for Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually on the OHV website. Those interested in participating and providing comments are encouraged to pre-register and attend the meeting on the Zoom Webinar platform. The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board will meet in public session to hear the following: OHV budget update, general program update, OHV education update, OHV law enforcement update and public comment. The Department’s Off-Highway Vehicle Program has an annual budget of $795,100.00 funded by revenue generated from the Trail Safety Fund. The OHV Act [...]

Department of Game and Fish reminds customers to call or go online for services

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOV. 18, 2020: Department of Game and Fish reminds customers to call or go online for services SANTA FE – As the holiday season is quickly approaching, the Department of Game and Fish is continuing to proactively take measures to keep staff and customers safe from COVID-19 by keeping offices closed. Department services remain accessible to customers by phone, on the website, Facebook or by appointment when required. The rates at which COVID positive cases and COVID related deaths in New Mexico continue to rise is alarming. Per Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s current executive order, everyone is encouraged to stay home, avoid travel and not attend public gatherings. Officials have predicted that many people may not heed these recommendations during the holidays, causing the Department to take further precautions to keep staff and customers [...]

New Mexico Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPT. 29, 2020: New Mexico Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting of the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Advisory Board for Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually on the OHV website. Those interested in participating and providing comments are encouraged to pre-register and attend the meeting on the Zoom Webinar platform. The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board will meet in public session to hear the following: OHV budget update, general program update, OHV education update, OHV law enforcement update and public comment. The Department’s Off-Highway Vehicle Program has an annual budget of $795,100.00 funded by revenue generated from the Trail Safety Fund. The OHV Act [...]

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