Yamaha Approves 10 New GRANTs in the First Quarter of 2012

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s, OHV Access Initiative has approved 10 new projects supporting responsible, safe OHV riding and open, sustainable OHV access to trails and riding areas across the country.

The GRANTs (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) were awarded in the first quarter of this year, and support a variety of local, regional and national organizations.

“Yamaha received a number of quality applications this past quarter from U.S. National Forest properties seeking support for the restoration or improvement of their OHV trail systems,” says Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS marketing manager. “Public lands are a vital source of OHV trails across the country, and with dwindling budget allocations from the federal government, the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative has become an important resource to land managers across the country.”

These ten organizations were awarded GRANTs totaling more than $100,000 in the first quarter 2012 funding cycle of the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative:

• Bell County Fiscal Court – KY
• Coastal Off Road Riders Association – N. Charleston, SC
• Highmarket Wheelers – Lewis County, NY
• Indian Valley Creek ATV Club – Champion, PA
• Lassen Land and Trails Trust – Lassen County, CA
• National FFA
• North Florida South Alabama Motorcycle Club – Pensacola, FL
• Responsible Recreation Foundation – Arvada, CO
• Superior Ranger District, Lolo National Forest – Superior, MT
• Topsham Trailriders ATV/Snowmobile Club – Durham, ME

Updated guidelines, an application form and information on the OHV Access Initiative are available here. For specific questions about the OHV Access Initiative, call Yamaha’s dedicated OHV Access Initiative Hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), email OHVAccess@yamaha-motor.com or write to: Yamaha OHV Access Initiative Review Committee, 6555 Katella Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630-5101.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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