Memorandum of Agreement

Any off-highway recreational vehicle (OHRV) club, snowmobile club, non-motorized club, or municipality that performs any trail maintenance to Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) property will be issued a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between DNCR and the organization. The MOA outlines clear terms and procedures for both the organization and DNCR to follow for the duration of the agreement. Organizations will need to provide a certificate of liability insurance (page 5, item #13) to the trails bureau to file with the MOA to go to the Governor and Executive Council for approval. 

Some items to note: Organizations will also need to submit an annual “End of Year Reporting Form” (download below) to the Bureau of Trails for review and approval. These can be submitted electronically to: nhtrails@dncr.nh.gov

Organizations will need their volunteers to attend and pass basic chainsaw safety training if they are to use a chainsaw on DNCR property. If volunteers possess current chainsaw safety certificates from qualified trainers, copies of these can be submitted to the trails bureau at any time to be added to the club’s list of certified volunteers. 

Below is the DNCR Chainsaw Policy and some Chainsaw Safety Tips for reference.