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    Yamaha OHV Access Initiative

    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.

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      Yamaha OHV Project

      Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., volunteers completed a three-year project at one of the nation’s most popular multi-use off-highway vehicle (OHV) staging areas located in the San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF).

      As part of the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative and with support of the Southern California Mountains Foundation’s (SCMF) OHV program, volunteers gathered recently for a final round of planting, cleaning and maintaining the popular Cactus Flats staging area and surrounding trails.

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        Yamaha OHV Access Iniative Logo

        Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. has announced the recipients of the second quarter GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) awards from its OHV Access Initiative.

        Yamaha contributed more than $62,000 to projects supporting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable OHV access to trails and riding areas. This includes a continuing GRANT supporting the Off Road Business Association (ORBA). Yamaha’s support will assist ORBA in its ongoing efforts to secure OHV access rights in Johnson Valley as well as U.S. National Forest Service properties throughout California. Other 2013 Q2 Yamaha GRANT recipients include:

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          Yamaha OHV Access Initiative

          Yamaha has approved more than $85,000 through its OHV Access Initiative in the first quarter of to organizations across the country.

          “Yamaha has approved new GRANTs (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) to support organizations that span the country, from California to Vermont, serving the mission to promote safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas,” says Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS marketing manager. “Yamaha’s reach through the OHV Access Initiative is national, but the heart of the program resides in the local communities that enjoy increased family fun and economic development through safe, responsible OHV access.”

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            Yamaha's National Trails Award

            American Trails has given Yamaha its 2013 National Trails Corporate Award in recognition of its significant, sustained service to trails planning, implementation and recreation across the country.

            The Yamaha OHV Access Initiative GRANT program recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in funding projects serving the diverse needs of the OHV community. To date, Yamaha has awarded more than 200 GRANTs and more than $2 million in funding and equipment in pursuit of the program’s mission of promoting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable access.

            “Yamaha is truly honored to be recognized by and to have received an award from American Trails,” says Mike Martinez, general manager, Yamaha ATV and SxS division. “The goals and mission of Yamaha’s OHV Access Initiative are the blueprint for the work that has been accomplished via the program. It is exciting to see the efforts of all involved recognized by an organization committed to trails on a national level. Yamaha shares this award with the more than 200 individual GRANT recipients across the country.”

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