About the Author

Dick Dufourd has been an avid motorized recreationist for more than 40 years and participates in every OHV segment from motorcycles to ATVs to snowmobiles to 4 wheel drive vehicles. He has a strong recreation engineering background and spent 35 years with the USDA-Forest Service where he gained extensive experience designing and building roads, trails, parking areas, and campgrounds. He became the Central Oregon Interagency OHV Program Manager where he was responsible for developing and managing summer OHV opportunities for the USDI-Bureau of Land Management and the USDA-Forest Service. This included implementing seven OHV trail systems with 640 miles of trail and eight designated play areas. He secured over $3 million in grants, developed volunteer programs, trail patrol programs, designed an OHV specific cattleguard, and developed trail grooming drags and other equipment. As the OHV Master Performer for the USDA-Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest Region, he was able to consult widely and gain additional experience.

In 2005, he retired and formed an OHV consulting business with his wife and partner of 40 years. Through RecConnect LLC, he has broad experience in feasibility studies, site assessments, safety assessments, signing, planning, trail and facility design, location, construction oversight, and project management and has now implemented more than 1800 miles of OHV trails in the United States and Canada. That experience plus the ability to successfully identify and mitigate issues, work with multiple agencies, work positively with stakeholders and the media has made Dick and RecConnect one of the top OHV authorities in North America.

We provide professional consulting to help our clients plan and create high-quality, sustainable recreation opportunities.
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