Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., awarded more than $290,000 in 2013 through its Access Initiative providing critical funding to OHV communities, riding groups and land managers across the United States.
Yamaha’s Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs) are designed to support the program’s mission of safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable OHV access to trails and riding areas nationwide since 2008.
Highlights from the 2013 GRANT year include:
• Yamaha’s Access Initiative was recognized for its achievements and contributions to the motorized recreation community with prestigious awards from American Trails and the National OHV Conservation Council.
• Twenty four projects were funded, bringing the OHV Access Initiative’s total to more than 215 and $2.3 million since its inception in 2008.
• To date, 38 states across the country boast GRANT-funded projects.
• Productive partnerships were forged and strengthened with national leadership in OHV recreation, land management and outdoor enthusiasts including Off Road Business Association, National FFA, Outdoor Life’s Open Country and Tread Lightly! to expand the message of responsible use and sustainable access for OHV riders.
• Yamaha employees personally took on the principles of the Access Initiative dedicating more than 300 man hours in 2013 to trail and forest restoration efforts in the San Bernardino National Forest.