New Yamaha provides aid to public land managers, recreationists and thousands of children across the country
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) grants totaling $145,175 for the second quarter of 2022 in support of its ongoing mission to protect, enhance and expand access to public lands for motorized and outdoor recreation. This quarter, Yamaha OAI resources were deployed to assist national efforts as well as specific projects that directly impact the future of powered recreation. Projects being funded in the second quarter grant cycle include:
- Develop a database of public land exchanges to help generate public awareness and participation in protecting access for recreation.
- Hold a workshop to educate land managers on building and maintaining sustainable trails to protect the safety of bicyclists and the future of access to public lands.
- Significant trail rehabilitation and rerouting efforts to enhance off-road experiences while protecting sensitive environments.
- Introducing kindergarten children to cycling.
“We continue to prioritize projects that offer innovative and sustainable solutions to the problems facing access to land for motorized and outdoor recreation. This quarter’s applicants delivered in many impressive ways and we’re excited to continue to be involved in making real progress on the field,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha Motorsports Marketing Manager. “In addition, we are pleased to continue our partnership with The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee in support of their efforts to build 150 miles of legal motorized trails on the Northumberland Plateau.”
Second quarter grants for 2022 have been awarded to six applicants:
- Colorado Public Wilderness Lands — Basalt, CO
- Indian Creek Valley ATV Club – Indian Head, Pennsylvania
- Limestone Trail Hawks—Aroostook County, ME
- National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council
- bicycle for all children
- The Nature Conservancy – Tennessee Chapter
The application deadline for consideration in the third quarter of this year’s funding cycle is September 30, 2022, and riding clubs, land management associations and public land managers are encouraged to work together with Yamaha dealers to identify projects and request support. To help those considering applying for a Yamaha OAI grant, visit YamahaOAI.com for submission guidelines, an application, answers to frequently asked questions about the program, and summaries of some typical projects.
About the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
Since 2008, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative has led the powersports industry in supporting responsible access to our nation’s public lands for outdoor enthusiasts. With more than $5 million contributed to 400 projects across the country, Yamaha has directly and indirectly supported thousands of miles of motorized recreational trails, maintained and rehabilitated horseback riding and hunting areas, improved staging areas, provided organizations agricultural essential OHV safety education, has built bridges over fish-bearing streams, and partnered with local outdoor communities across the country to improve access to public lands. Each quarter, Yamaha accepts applications from nonprofit or tax-exempt organizations, including OHV riding clubs and associations, national, state, and local public land use agencies, outdoor enthusiast associations, and nature conservation groups. interested in protecting, enhancing, expanding, and/or maintaining access for safe, responsible, and sustainable public use.
Updated guidelines, application form, information and news about the Outdoor Access Initiative are available at YamahaOAI.com. For specific questions about the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative, please call the dedicated hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), email OHVAccess@Yamaha-Motor.com or write to:
Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
3065 Chastain Meadows Parkway, Bldg. 100
Marietta, GA 30066
About Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the outdoor recreation industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include motorcycles and scooters, ATVs and side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, WaveRunner personal watercraft, boats, outboard motors, outdoor power equipment, electric assisted bicycles, golf, power assisted wheelchair systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and robotic machines, unmanned helicopters, accessories, apparel, Yamalube products and much more. YMUS products are sold through a national network of distributors and dealers in the United States.
YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional US-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida), Kracor Systems (Wisconsin) and Siren Marine, Inc. (Rhode Island), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with the G3 Boats division (Missouri) and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana).